Tmoney99 (10566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a thin dry texture and flat carbonation. Medium balanced toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Belmont Party Supply. Pours very dark brown with a large brown creamy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, some toastiness and a faint hop finish. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, a chalky note, faint fruits and a nutty note. Thin-medium bodied.
DrSilverworm (6300) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, from And Beer in Athens, OH for $2. Pours a very dark black color, with a good thin brown head, leaves little lace. Awesome bigger dark chocolate flavor, moderate roast, nice light earthy hop. Bigger, chewier body for 5%, very impressive. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Moderate bigger taste, little to no sweetness. Awesome stout. Way better than expected. Tasty and drinkable.
BBB63 (6013) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber bottle and served in Bells snifter: Nearly opaque deep brown with an initial huge over carbonated head that does fade, almost no lace despite the initial rocky head. The aroma has notes of walnut, chocolate, roast, char, raisin, oxidization, herbal hops, earthy and leathery. The taste is roasty and toasty with some chocolate and coffee notes, herbal bitterness. Earthy yeast and cardboardy. The mouth feel is light and fizzy, ashy and earthy. Overall, an average stout at best but lacks depth and is uninteresting. Still it is at least far better than the IPA I had from this brewery earlier. It is like homebrew 101.
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle split with my brother. Black pour with a medium tan head. Nose of roasted malt and dry ash with a bit of chocolate. Roasted and chocolate malt flavor with a bit of a thin finish. Decent dry stout with some potential, but needs to be a bit more flavorful on the back end.
EithCubes (4831) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Mocha and roast malt nose with a little berry and a little ash. Pitch with a sudsy dark brown head. Watery, ultra-thin body with a hefty dose of roast, faint coffee but no real chocolate, has a little ash, but on the whole, sort of bland and over-inflated with a little sour tang and very minimal hops.
nuplastikk (4332) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2011 22oz bottle split with Anndiesel. Opaque brown-black, respectable beige head. Mellow, roasty, chocolate coffee aroma, a touch or sour cherry. A little overcarbonated and a pinch sour, Id assume slight infection. If you can forgive that, this is a pretty decent beer, just leaning toward the sour. I actually like this flavor profile, think New Glarus Unplugged Old Porter. This one isn’t going to score as high because it is clearly an error, and the taste will probably devolve rather than mellow like the NG. Admittedly this is probably a different creature on tap, but my rate sort of reflects the crappy beer they put on the market.
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a very dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma was dark roasted malts, some bittering hops and light coffee. Flavor was alot dryer than the aroma, just smooth dark roasted malt, but just enough sweetness to keep it balanced. A very nice drinking dry stout.
cheap (4013) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big black oily looking pour, reminds me of the used 50w oil that comes out of my shovelhead. Burnt charcoal aroma, perhaps some birch or beech or clove or something in the background, all in a good way. From a bomber poured into a big glass mug. Appears thicker than it is on the palate. Decent carbonation for a dry stout and I like that. Yes, fairly well mannered for a stout. Easy to drink, even fun at times. Choco dark, coffee but not bitter. Actually its difficult to find any traces of bitterness or rudeness in this brew.Gentle but effective dark beer. $4 for this cheap bomber, excellent deal! Good tingle thru-out even to the bottom of the glass. Finish chewing on old damp campfire coals. Pleasant beer experience. Would not hesistate to buy again.
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with copper edges and sits black in the glass. A vigorous pour yields a half finger frothy light tan head. Not much color to the head for a stout. Nose is earthy and lightly smoky, some coffee and a bit of sweetness, almost peaty, some burnt wood. Flavor is nice, interesting. Wish it were better made, peaty/smoky, coffee and bakers chocolate and a bit papery. Palate is a bit thin. Has promise but not well executed.