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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   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.


HonusWagner's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1746) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Wow, it turns out I had a nearly identical experience with this one to GT2, down to exactly matching scores...nose has a pleasant earthy coffee character but also a bit of a bell pepper note. Taste is this but even moreso, really really earthy, tastes like the coffee flavor has been aging for a while and left behind a sort of unpleasant character, there are nice things here but also a difficult beer to get through even a 4oz pour of. I wouldn’t say this is a great stout, but it might just be a case of bottle variance rather than an inherently flawed beer. Will have to try again.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McWorta (1051) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 3, 2015
Black with dark ruby red hues (>100 EBC) and a fine dark white/beige fine poring head. Viscous with good lacings. Aromas of roast chocolate, milk coffee, vanilla, toffee, light charcoaled wood and hints of tobacco develop. Soft and lightly carbonated, velvety-slick texture, full body. Milk-chocolate-coffee sweetness with roast bitterness developping a well structured spice astringency with cocoa-vanilla flavours throughout. Lasting complex roast toffee chocolate finish which offers at the far end well balanced spice notes - chilli action.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (1340) - - AUG 31, 2015
Draught at HopScotch. Rich dark chocolate, quite thick and creamy, vanilla and chili stand in the background to keep it interesting, notes of almond, mocha, licorice, oak, sweet finish. Nice stuff, dangerously drinkable, I’m afraid I’ve just downed 3 glasses :

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dorkenstein (145) - - AUG 31, 2015
Big sweet milk chocolate aroma with vanilla and some chilli pepper skins. Taste is sweet fudge milk chocolate, roasted espresso beans, vanilla, and then a nice subtle spice that crackles in the back of the throat as a warming alcohol sensation rises from the top of you chest.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (2850) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2015
Tap at Hopscotch. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, rich, cocoa, sweet and lightly doughy. Taste is good, coffee, chilli, roasty. Caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (5626) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Sampled at ESBLS. Surprised I have never rated this one. A lot going on in this beer. Roasted malts, fruit, peppers, and spice. It is tempting to compare this to something like Hunahpu bit is its own beer and that comparison is unfair. This is good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simont1 (443) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
Aroma of chili, red paprika, licorice, milk chocolate, light coffee with faints of vanilla. Every component is present in its own, you can clearly feel chocolate, vanilla, and the taste of peppers with a lingering finish, this is very well integrated with a nice chili touch and without any booze. Really solid.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drjoeng (207) - - AUG 28, 2015
13%ABV. Imperial Chocolate Stout. Poured out of the bottle a syrupy black, 40ºSRM. Nose is sweet and full of rich cocoa notes, like dark chocolate. Some nice rich buttery, toffee like aromas. Nicely balanced carbonation. Palate has coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla, chickory, Finish is carbon, bitter hops and a very pleasant residual aroma of a dark chocolate lava cake, with hints of butter and flour. So nice. Goes on Favorites List.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinsenn (1509) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
On tap at Lord Hobo, Cambridge MA. Aroma is incredible. Chocolate chili coffee marshmallow. Taste is awesome. Similar notes. Love it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beergaard (236) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Amazing beer that gives room to both the coffee, vanilla, chocolate and the, subtle, chili. What a beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Draft. Poured black with a short-lived dark brown head. The aroma picked up sweet molasses, cocoa, and lighter chili notes.. very decadent. The flavor found cocoa and other delicious black malts upfront, with cinnamon and peppery spicage following.. warm with great balance between spices and rich stout on the finish. Heavy-bodied with just the right carbonation on the palate.. great balance.. awesome!


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