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RATINGS: 952   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Bomb! is an imperial stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chile peppers. All the flavors meld to create a truly unique beer. The peppers add just the right amount of heat to compliment the intense coffee and chocolate flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3820) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Pour is a thick motor oil black with a small tan head. Aroma is a burnt malt with some sugar and vanilla. Flavor is at first a chili pepper I did not get in the aroma followed by some burnt malt, coffee and roasted peanuts. No alcohol is detected but you can’t escape the warming this gives you after each sip. This is a well made beer but probably not a $10 12oz worthy beer. Plenty of rich roasted malt, coffee and warming alcohol. This may be an hour sipper and you may get something different each sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Tap at The Well, New York. Colour is black with brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Green paprika, dark chocolate, some coffee, some vanilla and roasted malts. I was expecting more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biroholik (623) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Russian Imperial Stout leżakowany z kawą, łuskanymi, pokruszonymi i prażonymi ziarnami kakaowymi, laskami wanilii i papryczkami chilli.
Kolor : Czarny. Smolisty. Nieprzejrzysty.
Piana: Średnio trawała, w kolorze kawowym, drobne oczka. Szybko opada, ale ładnie zdobi ścianki. Kołnierzyk przez cały czas dryfuje po powierzchni.
Zapach : Ekstaza w pełni! Jest tu wszystko co zadowoli każdego Beer Geeka : miód, karmel, toffi, mleczna czekolada, mocna parzona kawa, cukierki kukułki (a dokładniej ich nadzienie), wanilia. Na samym finiszu mocny aromat chilii. -
Smak: Jest pięknie! Uwielbiam tego RIS-a za jego słodki klimat. Zdecydowanie podąża on w stronę słodką, niż wytrawną. Za tą cechę im chwała. Na języku wyczuwalne: mleczna czekolada, mocna kawa, wanillia, whisky, karmel, mocna paloność, toffi, cukier trzcinowy. Chilli pojawia się na finiszu idelanie komponując się ze średnią goryczką. Nie jest ono drażniące, jest subtelne i wiele osób może go w ogóle nie wyłapać. Alkohol jest perfekcyjnie zamaskowany. 13% alk.??? Nie mogę w to uwierzyć!
Wysycenie: Niskie.
Napiszę krótko. Top 5 najlepszych RIS-ów jakie w życiu piłem. Nieprawdopodobnie zbalansowany, gęsty, złożony i bogaty w aromacie i smaku! Wszystkie składniki są idealnie trafione w punkt, żaden z nich nie dominuję, a wszystkie razem perfekcyjnie się komponują. Browar Prairie Artisan Ales z Tulsa, Oklahoma USA warto zwrócić na nich uwagę!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dahlstrom (159) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
2 years old bottle from Systembolaget. Black coloured with a small mocha head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, chilis and vanilla. Taste reflects the aroma, but a little sweeter. Medium to full-bodied. Medium bitterness. And low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (2242) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Black color, brown head. Aroma has espresso, cacao, vanilla, roasted malts. Super smooth, cocoa, chocolate, coffee, vanilla notes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BruceHartford3 (13) - - FEB 2, 2016
Full. Complex. Delicious. A new favorite. I could smell the pepper. A lot of rich flavor. Sits loose in the mouth, but feels awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTron (450) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Coffee black pour with a thin head. Smells like it’s got all the imperial stout fixins. Flavor is big time on the coffee and cocoa, with some slight pepper burn there. Alcohol is covered very well, but it definitely is a warmer. Solid offering I’d like to give another go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (4125) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Sampled April 2015
A steady pour, that has a noticeable viscosity, into my glass produces a one finger thick, nicely browned head. The beer is a black color that is opaque when held up to the light. The aroma smells of chile peppers, and this is accentuated by the coffee and the chile notes. If you really start to dig, there is a big chocolate aroma hidden behind the dominant coffee character, as well as a mellowing, vanilla note. Acrid roast, burnt green peppers, and big chile spice notes definitely overwhelm the nose at times. As the beer warms up the chocolate / vanilla aromatics become a bit more noticeable, and this helps with the integration and balance of the aroma.

Thick and rich, though not quite as much as the visual viscosity might have suggested. The beer finishes with a bitter, though not overwhelming, acrid, roast coffee character. Up front this balances a dark malt sweetness that is amplified by a big vanilla note, that is then dried out by some spicy, chile heat towards the finish that lightly clings to the palate after each sip. The vanilla also accentuates rich chocolate flavors here, as well as sweet, toasted / roasted mocha notes. Lots of roasted nutty notes add to the complexity and help to keep the flavor much smoother than the aroma is.

I could do without the coffee character here, as with many a coffee beer, it is quite a bit overdone; and easy to overdo, and coffee really doesn’t age well at all. Still, this is a tasty, interesting Imperial Stout. If this didn’t have so much coffee character I would be quite curious to get a couple bottles of this to see how it ages over time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1867) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2016
355mL bottle from Camperdown Cellars, Sydney A small fortune this thing cost - did the double take when I saw it -didn’t realise it was available down here, so couldn’t resist. Pitch black, espresso head coats the glass it its wake. Intense aroma - coffee, i mean espresso coffee, i means GOOD espresso coffee, with rich undertones of rich dark chocolate, faint smoke and vanilla. Body is thick, rich, warming, didn’t chill this bad boy much but has a lovely mouthcoating creaminess to it. That GOOD rich espresso comes back in droves on the body - like an espresso reduction - luscious and seductive, alluring and all empowering. Chillis kick in a touch towards the finish, some extra warmth, spice, zing, touch of cocoa & vanilla there too but it’s like a perfect amalgamation of flavour really - works as one. Sensational really - can’t say much more

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (150) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Lightly creamy feeling. The pepper kind of flattens the sweetness but it doesn’t "bite"...it’s a belly warmer after effect. Though the high ABV isn’t reflected it taste...it is a heavy hitter. Half way through the bottle and I’m slowing.

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