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RATINGS: 1463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Definitely not your Dad’s Wimpy 30 weight. An enormous & luscious dark ale that’s as opaque and dark as the most well used motor oils.


dmschefke's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Pours a nice slightly thick black with medium dark tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, very slight coffee, and decent wood. Flavor matches well and is very enjoyable, but it gets very heavy and hard to drink. I would never drink a bomber by myself again. This is a drink definitely made for sharing.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2722) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle from Beergium. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, toffee, coffee, dark fruits, wood, oak and a bit of alcohol. Bitter finish with roasted malts, coffee, nuts, dark fruits, toffee and wood. Exquisite American strong ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (883) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2016
This is a handful. Pours jet black with a tan head. Huge roasted aroma of chocolate and coffee. Full mouth feel, finishes with light notes of smoke.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Antonio369 (108) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2016
65cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured pitch black with a two finger mocha tan head. Looks amazing in glass. Aroma: Dark espresso coffee, lots of vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, dark fruit. Taste: Espresso coffee, dark chocolate, loads of vanilla, licorice, chocolate chip cookies, caramelized creme brulee, dates, plum, toffee, dark fruit, oak, whole wheat bread, currants. Medium carbonation. This is so thick, creamy & chewy it almost drinks like a milkshake, awesome! A full body with vanilla and dark espresso beans in the long finish. This beer is classed as an American Strong Ale. It looks and drinks like a stout but it kinda lacks the roastiness of a stout. Anyway this is an absolutely amazing brew!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1040) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 30, 2016
0.65 bottle. A very dark brown color and a humungous, brown head. Aroma of cookies, this is the absolute epitome of cookishness and biscuitness complete with brown sugar, dough, waffle chocate, and a hint of almonds - a splendid fragrance reminiscent of a mixture of Quatro and Bafomet. Taste is sweet, malty, chocolaty, delicately smacking of alcohol. A full body, a creamy texture, and a flat carbonation. Finish is medium long, somewhat diluted, the shackles of alcohol seem to be straining towards the end. Overall not a bad beer; if only it continued the style of its top-of the-class aroma until the end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artemb (466) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 26, 2016
Aroma: chocolate, brandy. Taste: moderate to strong sweetness with light to moderate bitterness. Flavour: burned and roasted, sweet robusta, chocolate liqeur, molasses. Finish has alcohol, some hoppy bitternes. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
elbernays (1140) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 15, 2016
Bottle from Saveur beer. Pours brownish with reddish hue. Oak, caramel whiskey nose. Flavour followed nose. Sweet port with whiskey oak aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markducommun (823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Deep black brown, tan small head. Deep molasses, caramel, light anise. Some roastiness and vanila. Sweet, decent bitterness. Heavyish, upfront alcohol, very oily. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2355) - Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
22oz bottle. Black like used oil. Licorice, burnt wood, very dark roast. Completely unsweetened. Body is a bit thin and too carbonated for something that advertises itself akin to used motor oil.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (330) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Black pour, tan head, nice lacing. Roasty and slight smoked wood with chocolate and dark fruit on nose. Flavor follows nose amd finish dry and roasty. Medium soft body. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (351) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle served in a snifter. Black with a short lived brown head. Ashy, coffee, chocolate with a slight dryness. Quite thin and fizzy for the style but a solid IS. Not a patch on Serpent’s though.


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