Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first rating in quite a while. Absolutely black pour with a frothy mocha colored head. Lightly hoppy, chocolate aromas. chocolate, bourbon, woody flavors. very thick and chewy mouthfeel. lightly hoppy finish with some booze in there as well. not a beer that i would drink very often though just because it’s so chewy and thick. not to mention 22oz of this stuff to yourself spells trouble!
jackl (5050) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Strong caramel and toffee. Cofee. Earthy brown sugar. Taste is very rich, smooth and supple. Coffee creamer. Chocolate. Rich and smooth, nice. Soft.
mstrcrwly (362) - New York, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber dated 8/24/14 poured into a snifter..jet black with a fluffy 1 finger tan head..aroma of coffee,chocolate,roasted nuts..smoky, thick, malty,dry..really good.
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled date of 10.23.13.
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 06.20.14.
A: 5 finger tan head that stays. Midnight black with no red in the glass.
S: Lots of chocolate. Also dark fruit, cherry, and cream. It’s almost mousse-like.
T: Chocolate, mousse, and cream dominate. Cherry and a tiny bit of oak woodiness are subtle.
M: Creamy smooth.
O: Wow, this blew me away! I was not expecting such complexity and flavor. The cherry really comes on strong to mix with the chocolate and slight oak. The alcohol is hidden very well and nothing throws off the balance. This is a favorite for sure.
dexcansino (474) - Andalucía, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Negraa negraaa negraaa. Curioso olor más ácido de lo esperado. Cuidado que es de la que suben los coloretes en los mofletes de la cara. Sabor muy complejo, achocolatada, especiada. Mejor dejar que se vaya calentando. Gran cuerpo y muy equilibrada. Esto es para terminar y cerrar la noche con esto.
zoucrew102 (658) - - JAN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, 2014 vintage. Roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee, oak, and smoke. Pours deep black with 2 fingers of off white head with excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with rich chocolate, roasted malt and coffee flavors with a rich body and smooth mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with all the above flavors and well as a good amount of oak and smoke that lingers on the palate. Really, really good.
chuckstout (284) - Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours like used filtered motor oil with big caramelized head and good lacing. Nice full mouthfeel, with good body an excellent stout with limited oak character, tons of flavor in this one. Roast, smoke, chocolate, espresso.
John25 (728) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Over a year old. Black, thin mocha head. Dark syrupy, roasty oak aroma. Smooth smokey taste. Really good.
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zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours black with a nice brown head, aroma of smoke, coffee, wood, chocolate, brandy, flavor of chocolate, brandy, coffee, wood, medium to full bodied, Nice.
marcogrind (69) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black, brown head. Nose of dark malts, chocolate, coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roastiness, a bit smoked. A kind of imperial porter, difficult to drink an entire bottle, yes complex.
sir__v (754) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with friends from Saveur-Biere - Color: deep dark black liquid. High viscosity and no carbonation with small brown head. Smell: caramel, toffee notes, roasted malt, black bread and high coffee nose. High complexity on nose. Taste: nice sweet palate with good viscosity. Roasted malt domination with coffee and chocolate notes. High sweet sensation. Small alcohol taste. Explosive sensation! Aftertaste: nice coffee taste with malt balance. Really nice work! Amazing beer!