brewballs (207) - USA - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think I was lost by the Prairie Bomb and Merica, but this one is pretty darn good! You can smell the aroma of espresso and chocolate. Dark as oil. Lacy head. The cocoa nibs and booze are detectable. Full bodied. Complex beer. Reviewers say the chili is pronounced but I did not detect any heat. It is shamelessly good. I’d love to try this one on tap. Or maybe even buy it andvpull it out in December.
aleksander9 (525) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with espresso head. Aroma is chocolate, chilli and espresso. Fruity, but surprisingly light palate. Aftertaste is dry, espresso, metal, leather, dark chocolate and chilli. Overall: easy drinking imperial stout. A little hyped. Too much chilli.
simont1 (292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and pepper. Taste is straight up coffee, with some hidden light milk chocolate, this version is in my opinion the worst of the Bombs, it lacks mouthfeel, especially compared to Pirate, and it’s roasted malt level is a bit lower, and instead invites more hoppy and grass-earthy type of feel to it, with a licorice touch, I don’t get any Vanilla on this one.
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured deep dark, virtually black with a dense beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast malt and chilli. Full body, flavour as the aroma, vanilla smooth, light coffee. Very enjoyable and not as extreme as I expected.
jbruner (2489) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with thin ring of tan brown head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is nice smoky malts with big roast, hint of vanilla and spice. Taste is more balanced, smoke goes away and gives way to the vanilla and cocoa. Nice and easy for the abv, but still nice warming on the way down. The even more Jesus is possibly a better base than the original bomb.
andrew_drinks (102) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Jet black, light tan head that holds well. Fair bit of material in the bottom of my bottle. Roasty, bitter dark chocolate aroma, like sniffing cocoa powder. Oily palate, very light carbonation. Deep chocolate flavour, coffee, cocoa powder, slightly creamy vanilla notes. Good beer.
Jorn69 (1158) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Beer tasting, Havregatan 141206. Roasted malty and lots of coffee and chocolate, some peppery notes, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is tart with coffee.
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into tulip. Aroma of roast and some chocolate, but mainly dominated by chilis. My first impression of this was pretty ambivalent. There was lots of chili and not much else. As it warmed up though, it revealed itself. Lots of chocolate that balanced out the chilis. Not much in the way of vanilla, but the beer was still quite complex. The 13% was barely noticeable. An excellent beer.
ClubGonzo (4232) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a jet black body with a medium dark beige head. Nose is coffee, espresso beans, chili, chocolate, cocoa and hints of licorice, leather, ashes and caramel far in the back. Taste is dark chocolate, cocoa, sawdust, licorice, chili, tar, leather and hints of burnt toast, caramel and burnt sugar. Full body, soft to medium carbonation. A bit harsh on the ash-like chili-fueled flavor, but still a nice and complex heavyweight stout by Jeppe & friends from Oklahoma.
JBPortland (925) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to bytemesis! Pours dark brown black with just over a finger of tan head. Nose is smooth sweet vanilla, some spicy pepper and dusty ashy cocoa, brownie. Taste is a tad thin bodied, nice dusty bitter chocolate and coffee meets some semi sweet vanilla, brownies, spice, a touch of heat. Finish is spiced coffee, sweet chocolate, and vanilla cream with balanced heat that lingers well.
SlovakSniper (3360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Noir comme une nuit orageuse de la côte est américaine. Des arômes profondément maltés mais pas outrageusement doux. Riche chocolat, mélasse, café aromatisée à la cannelle avec une vanille enrobante et une touche d’alcool poivré. Saveurs densément chocolatées et mi-amères, délicatement épicées par la vanille avec un piment ajusté au quart de tour et un café qui réveille. En bouche, un corps bien rond avec un pétillement actif et une texture superbement huileuse. Une finale poivrée, vanillée, chocolatée, bref complexe et équilibrée. Quel beau travail!