NeuroPliny (143) - Calgary, Alberta, - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lost Abbey. Pours dark brown; medium off-white head that leaves plenty of lace. The nose is immediately hit with a blast of coffee, hazelnut, and dark chocolate. The flavor lives up to the aroma with an explosion of dark chocolate covered coffee beans fading to crisp hops. Well balanced. Not quite as sweet and a bit hoppier than the nose suggests which is a nice surprise. Overall an amazing amplified brown ale.
60minuteman (717) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’d expect they are right, it probably is delicious washing down a hearty breakfast with. Good with a barbeque, too. Rich roasted malts, dark coffee, chocolate, earth, oak. The aroma has a touch of something sweet...stone fruits perhaps. Totally brown ale, imperial style. Very nice
yiannnos (850) - , CYPRUS - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Dark brown colour. Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, malty. Good!
LinusStick (2838) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious beer courtesy my Secret Santa. Thanks! Man can Port Brewing do any wrong other than not distributing to Pittsburgh? Aroma was ok. Coffee and alcohol.Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a thin tan rin for a head. Taste was a lot better than the aroma let on. Deep dark chocolate, coffee and notes of roasted malt in the finish. Nice carbonation. Delicious beer.
skoisirius (1628) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Talk about a brown ale that finally has some flavor/character! Cocoay roasty coffee aroma, hints of sweet malts. I get a old coffee and bitter chocolate in the mid-palate, blended perfectly. Hints at roasty malts in the finish, a tiny hop profile built in there as well. Coffee lingers a bit on the finish. Good stuff!
batneil (279) - - AUG 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly pleasant. Wasn’t sure if it was a stout or just a very dark ale. At a beer festival in San Jose.
daleharshman (900) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber purchased 16 months ago at the brewery in San Marcos. Pours a very dark brown (close to black) with almost three fingers of brownish foam. AROMA of hard roasted malts, fresh-brewed black coffee, dark ashy chocolate, and some chipotle or other type of pepper. FLAVOR of delicious dark chocolate, creamy vanilla, lightly milked cafe au lait, and dark toffee. Semi-sweet overall with some lesser roasty bitterness toward the finish. The moderately high ABV is completely concealed here. Not sure how this would differ when fresh, but I really like this somewhat aged version. (276, 886)
chinchill (1757) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Lost Abbey Brewery in San Marcos.
Pours black with a good beige head that soon reduces to a ring and partial coat but leaves some lacing.
Aroma: mostly coffee with a faint malt base.
Flavor: coffee overwhelms the dark malts, but it is rather good coffee.
Feel: medium body; medium carbonation.
O: recommended for coffee lovers
hawthorne00 (2399) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 10C. Dark brown with a light tan head that lasts pretty well. Mocha aroma with roasted malt, some dark berries. Sweet with chocolate syrup, lots of pretty nice coffee. Some mild herbal bitterness comes in at the end, but it’s the coffee that ties it together at the end. Coffee is doing too much of the work here - it pretty dull for its strength aside from it.
fluffy (1588) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
there is a pop of cocoa and toffee right at the back of your throat on the end. other than that, pretty run of the mill.
JefVerstraete (1253) - BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks Tderoeck! Dark brown colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts with coffee and chocolate. Easy drinkable and complex. Good!