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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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.

Fantabox's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fantabox (17) - USA - JAN 31, 2014
Very nice imperial stout with chocolate from beginning to end. Vanilla is a definite flavor but no chili pepper taste, just a slight resinous-spicy hot finish at the back of the throat. Almost oil-black with a tan head. Fantabox

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TET (1992) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2015
A black beer, a head is small and brown. Aroma has strong black coffee, some salt liquirice, cocoa and vanilla, hint of chili. Taste is rich and smooth. Coffee, cocoa, salt liquirice and dark chocolate, some vanilla, hint of characteristic chilis. Warming in the throat and cheeks. Full bodied, slippery, smooth and pleasant in the mouth, low carbonation. Vanilla and chilis can be noticed but they aren’t dominating, just as it should be. This is so good that the glass is empty too soon. Highly complex but also greatly balanced. Brilliant beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2003) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Rich dark black pour, nice small amount of carbonation and an aroma of dark chocolate and some spice. Flavor is also dark chocolate, good strong coffee and some nice mild pepper spice on the aftertaste. A little much at $12 a bottle, but worth picking up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (75) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
A: Chocolate, soysauce T: Liqourice, chocolate, coriander, smoke, chili O: Nice sweet flavour, some heat and boozy. Sweet liqourice hanging in.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alkolas510 (817) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Kolsvart med litet brunt skum. Doftar och smakar massor med choklad, kaffe, vanilj och lite chili på slutet. Riktigt fyllig och bra!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lawger (213) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Pours black with one finger of pale khaki head. An aroma of mocca spreads out from the glass on pouring. Intense and creamy bouquet with milk chocolate, sweet vanilla and lots of black coffee. I get a lot less chili peppers on the nose in this compaired with the Pirate Bomb (funny because the only difference is supposed to be the rhum barrel ageing). Full bodied palate, creamy, big and quite delicious. Again less chili than in the Pirate Bomb. Long finish with notes of coffee with cream. Awesome stout as expected. It's only natural to compare this with the Pirate Bomb which might be even more expressive, but I think this comes across as more harmonious and integrated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyF (306) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Flaska från SB. Svart med lite beige skum. Kraftig doft av kaffe med en touch av chili. Kaffe, choklad, lite vanilj och chilihetta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1222) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Lots of chili, ashy, cocoa, roasty, boozy, licorice, black colour, tan head, lovely, rich cocoa taste and feel, chili is not that prominent, big sweetness, soft bite, salty, fullbodied, soft carbonation, rich finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (5336) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2015
light coffee, vanilla, chocolate, black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1232) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2015
12oz bottle received as an extra in trade. Pours a thick, jet black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, maybe a little ancho pepper. Heavy on the palate with light, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, some nice chili pepper heat, with a sweet, chocolatey finish. Very nice. Would love to be able to get this regularly.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeersweden (296) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
This is fantastic!

A deep, deep brown almoust black beer with a three finger high, beigebrown head that dissapears fast and leaves no lacing on the glass.

Nose: Wow! This IS a bomb... Coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, anchor chili, brown sugar, molasses and Turkish Pepper.
Taste: Sweet roasted malt, espresso, brown sugar, vanilla bean, chili, cocoa, dark fruit, oak, licorice... this is a complex taste!
Body: Full body with a complex texture. Light carbonation. A nice "sting" from the chili (but not too much - As we say in Sweden: "Lagom") - This is a beatiful, complex, tasty, big beer and still easy drinkable!

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