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RATINGS: 1022   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   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.

HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (2127) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bergstaden (2451) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2016
Black with a brown head - Aroma of dark malts, vanilla and cacao - Dark malt body with dark fruity tones with vanilla, cacao, coffee and a small hints of peppers - The flavours goes into a long lasting finish - This was real good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (2769) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Pitch black pour with brown foam. Weeping lace. First sip is a gloved punch to the face. Huge dark roast coffee flavors. Bitter cocoa nibs. Smoked chili peppers. GIGANTIC! - yet somehow remarkably smooth and balanced. Notes of black cherry, dried blueberry, molasses, tobacco, vanilla bean, liquorice, shoe polish, and peat. Full body. Rich and glossy. Huge ABV is felt but kept in check. Extraordinary! Tremendous!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PotjeBier (2744) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2016
12 oz. bottle @ home, about a year old? Pitch black color. Light brown head not very much. Aroma’s: chocolate, vegetal/pepper, ground coffe, roast, sweet. Retronasal it’s about the same but different order: sweet, chocolate, peppers, roast, coffee. Flavor is moderate to full sweet, peppery, chocolate. Alcohol feel isn’t as strong as you’d expect with 13%. Medium bodied. Pepper heat is quite mild and not at all as distracting from the flavor as with some beers. Finishes roasty, with moderate bitterness. Really nice, and drinks deceptively easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlazerT (514) - POLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep, dark brown with small to medium, light brown head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma is dominated by coffee - mostly hoisted coffee beans, in the second row moderately milk chocolate aromas, but still well hidden behind coffee. Also quite strong cocoa and vanilla notes. The aroma is really complex, you can find here also some caramel and nutty notes. My taste buds are not really prone to spicy notes, so I can;t say anything about this touch of chills peppers here. Taste is rather semi-sweet or sth between semi-dry and semi-bitter, but definitely in the end it is bitter. Well hidden ABV. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, finish is semi-bitter, chocolate and coffee. In general very interesting and very good american-way RIS - sweet with lots of experiments, the booze is well hidden, aroma is complex taste i diverse and that spicy papers, which I can’t feel ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2565) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2016
dark dank and complex. flavors wafting in and out they bump into each other without competing. beery enough and powerful and the lighter fizz only contributes to the ungodly mess that reveals perfection of creation. a seemingly mistaken creation at that or is it coincidence? from Oklahoma what a kick! Hey where is the brewer from!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (1031) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Black with a fizzy brown/tan head that dissipates quickly. The first thing I notice in the aroma is coffee, with vanilla, coca powder, and roastiness all melded together. Some sweeter chocolate notes, toffee, and nose tingling alcohol/capsaicin are also detectable. The thick body gives way to chocolate, and coffee beans, with sweet malt and toffee in there too. There is also a bit of a medicinal taste that I guess could be attributed to the vanilla. The pepper heat slowly fades in after swallowing, and is boosted at first by the alcohol. The residual heat lingers with a bit of chocolate notes. Really tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (962) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Delicious! Pours a deep, dark, almost purple-black, with minimal head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and chili. Flavor is very smooth, with chocolate, vanilla, some licorice, coffee, just a touch of chili heat and the perfect amount of sweetness--not cloying or boozy. This is a really good stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (1241) - ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2016
On tap! I don’t really know why I am not rating this even higher - maybe because I imagine that some BA versions could be even tastier. Looks as a stout should look like, aroma has cocoa, milk chocolate and some espresso. taste is thick, very milk chocolaty - that means soft bitterness, loads of cocoa and all of that superbly balanced with alcohol. It is warming, alcohol is there, but does not feel like too much. Need to try some other versions of this also!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vandc01 (344) - North Branch, USA - SEP 27, 2016
12oz bottle poured at home. Extremely smooth and little to know booziness. Amazing beer Well worth the ratings!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Karol (877) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 26, 2016
Tapped at Stone Brewing second location. Pitch black color. Beige head. Epic aroma of mocha, chocolate, medium Chilli spices, vanilla. Taste is fruity and spicy plus milk chocolate, coconut. Alcohol completely hidden. Tastes like ice cream. Dry chocolate bitter finish. One of the top 3 imperial stouts I have ever had!

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