merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber was $6.49 at Pappy’s Beer Store in Rose Hill, Virginia. Pours jet black and viscous, like a stout. Large tightknit cocoa head is creamy and lasts the journey. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is full of dark roasty notes of dark chocolate, roasted almonds, and freshly brewed coffee. Creamy and coating, almost full bodied. The dark roasty notes also dominate the flavor profile. Coffee and bittersweet chocolate are present throughout. Spicy and earthy hop notes emerge in the middle. A nice smoked almond note adds some interest. Quite odd for a schwarzbier. Seems almost like a stout. Enjoyable.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is the worst beer I’ve ever tasted from Rogue. I get the concept, but don’t think it comes together well at all. I do like the color, but the result of that darkness is a bitter grainy beer. Aroma is extremely earthy, and any hops are blunted by the thick earthy maltiness. Flavor has a metallic character followed by bitter coffee. Won’t be trying this one ever again.
varanid99 (646) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a brown head that reminded me of bubbling toffee. Roasty, malty, coffee and chocolate aromas, flavours are dark chocolate, almost sweet chocolatey liqueur. Weirdly interesting and bloody tasty
demmbonz (644) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now this is a quality brew. Smells, looks, and tastes like an imperial stout. If you poured this blind and told me it was a stout I would have no problem believing it. I’m not going to complain about it being miscategorized, just going to sit back and sip the delicious goodness. The most beautiful creamy and velvety mouthfeel I’ve had in any beer. Super deep roasty flavors. Great job Rogue.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best black lager I have ever tried. Pouring this, I really thought it was a stout. Had the head and body of any stout I’ve tried. Pours thick dark black with a nice tan head. Smells of hardwood smoke, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Tastes of smoke, wood, coffee, mocha, and some chocolate ice cream in the background. Awesome brew.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown body with a dark brown head. Very deep natural flavors including chocolate sugars heavier roasted malts. A very organic chocolate in light cream flavor with a very bittersweet finish. The body is full tilt! Been a while since I had a great Rogue Beer!
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a thickish black with a little chocolate head, roasty chocolate and cocoa aroma. Light mouthfeel with some chocolate notes. Nothing too spectacular.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent black beer. Opaque in appearance with a thick, tan head. The nose and palate are dominated by roasted malts. Espresso and hazelnut flavors coat the palate. Long, dry finish.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep and black with deep brown head. Tinge of red. Smells of deep roasted malts and coffee bean. Slight rasberry. Rich and nice
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mbgrayson (607) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black, with a dark tan head. Aroma is malty and dark, with hints of chocolate. Taste is rich and malty, with hops, chocolate, and coffee. Nice hoppy background. Smooth, well blended, and quite drinkable. Thumbs way up!