beertholomeus (1359) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2015 Pours black with creamy tan head. Chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee flavors. Slightly sweet with chocolate coffee finish. Medium body.
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Bel Air in Woodland, CA. The aroma has some cocoa notes with some husky tannic aromas, too. Light melanoidin character. Weird. Cereal. Mild to moderately transparent dark mahogany body present with a medium, light tan head. This starts with some pretty straight forward burnt, charry, and burnt popcorn malt flavors. This essentially lingers throughout, just like burnt popcorn lingers for a long while. Astringent and metallic, too. Hardly drinkable.
Ughsmash (7424) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a quickly-formed tan head. The aroma picked up sweet vanilla and cocoa notes paired with lightly burnt roast.. nothing stellar, but welcoming. The flavor found tangy burnt roast and carbonation on the tip of the tongue, with vanilla and blended chocolates following.. dry roasted cocoa and lactic notes on the finish. Medium-bodied with heavy carbonation on the palate.. a little too much bitter roast at times.. aiight overall.
Cory (372) - , California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Smoke and a light sweet malt aroma. The medium body and long burnt finish just build on itself making the smoke characteristics dominate the whole experience. Personally it seems the malts were over roasted and minimize any possibility for complexity or balance.
marcus (7990) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a medium-bodied bitter chocolate flavor with a hint of anise and a dry finish.
anders37 (20419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty bready caramel aroma. Roasted malty slightly sweetish chocolate flavor. has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.
bhensonb (12947) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Capitol Beer. Pours dark brown with a slight creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet and chocolate. Med minus body. Flavor is not matching the aroma. Flavor is dark unsweet chocolate with some herb/veg aspects. Maybe a little smoke. Finishes towards dry with dark malt bitter. Drinks nicely.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown beer wtih a tan head. Toffee and rich malt aroma. Toffee/caramel flavor with malt. Medium bodied. Light roast and toffee/caramel lingers.
mike_77 (4315) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown colour. Aroma of bitter, burnt malts. Very smooth, creamy texture. Flavour has some bitter chocolate and coffee.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Plastic, chocolate, bread, and roasted grain aroma and taste with an earthy mossy finish.