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RATINGS: 659   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.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rockchalkgenes (23) - - FEB 7, 2014
On tap. Pours jet black with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, peppers and booze. Taste starts earthy which is followed by a medley of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and hints of pepper in the back of the throat. Goddamn tasty and super smooth considering the ABV.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (728) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
(350ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours jet black with a tiny whitish head. Aroma is intense and almost pungent with the additions on full display: coffee and vanilla beans are the most immediate. Just behind is roast cacao and dark chocolate with a smoky quality from the ancho and finally some salty liquorice hints. Smells dry overall. Taste is sweeter, dark chocolate and molasses up front with sweetened espresso. The coffee and vanilla beans become nice and prominent in the middle, with a bit of a roasty quality that continues through the finish. The ancho chile builds towards the finish, smoky and with a light heat that contributes to the dryness of the finish with just a hint of burn. Finish and aftertaste basically bone dry with cacao bean, coffee and medium roast lingering as well, lightly bitter. Medium body with low to medium carb but a bit finish. Of course this beer stands on its additions but they are beautifully balanced against one another. Chile is especially well handled. Doesn’t quite have the elegance of Fred’s Blend, being a bit more punchy, but it is super stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GarageBrewer80 (145) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2015
Flaska från SB. Svart mediumfyllig färg med liten smutsbrun skumkrona. Doft av mörk choklad, rostad malt, kaffe, söt kladdkaka, fudge och vanilj. Mustig, medelfyllig, söt kropp med en lagom underton av chili. Smak av mörk choklad, medelfylligt kaffe, ljus sirap, lös kladdkaka, vanilj och chili.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
David_87 (88) - - MAY 27, 2015
Pours jet black, huge clump of sediment left in the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is intensely dark and coffee filled when first poured slightly to cold for the style, also getting some of the chili when cold. Taste gives away the chocolate right of the bat, coffee, roasted malts. The chili does take some space in the backend, just the right amount of space infact! 13% ABV? No way was my first thought. Dangerous stuff, perhaps one of the most well masked alcohol content i have tried so far! Bottle from SB.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1592) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Tasty Beverage Company, Raleigh, NC. Pours black with a short brown head. Coffee is obvious on the aroma at first but softens to allow the chocolate and chile peppers to come through. The taste starts with espresso, then fades to chocolate and vanilla bean, and finally the chile pepper shines through but does not seem to linger or get in the way of the other flavors. The finish is warm from the alcohol although I suppose the peppers add some extra heat. I have had other stouts that added peppers that I did not care for but this is done right. Exceptionally done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (462) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2015
From bottle. Pours opaque black black with almost not head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate and peppers. Taste is a rich mix of chocolate and chili peppers, no burn, but the hint of it is there. Not overpowering. Medium mouthfeel with very light carbonation. Only a hint of bitterness on the finish. This is a delicious and complex beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TET (1994) - 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.

4.4
   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.

4
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alkolas510 (821) - 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!

4.4
   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


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