anders37 (19545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
bhensonb (12595) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours black with a large foamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Med body. Flavor is slightly sweet, definitely has some coffee type bitter. I’d say the IBU understates. Not getting a lot of chocolate. In a way it’s a low impact taste. But there’s a lot of coffee and burnt malt. Goes down really easily. Try it. You won’t regret it.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and graham cracker. Flavor of dry cocoa, roasted malt, and coffee.
Dogbrick (9643) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Brownish-black pour with a medium tan head that dissipates slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and hops. Light-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of chocolate malt, coffee and hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Silver Moon. Someone needs a graphic designer. Pours a deep brown with healthy foam. Nose is coffee, savory, hazelnut. Taste has a harsh coffee bite, soap, chemical, hydrogen peroxide. Papery palate. Huh.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 (ABV 5.5%)
Roast aroma. Dark red coloured fruity and hoppy with a hint of bitterness in a roast malt finish.
DuffMan (8057) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with copper highlights and a thin tan head. Aroma has light smoke, dark chocolate, and roast. Flavours are pretty much the same as the aroma, with bitter chocolate leading the way, light ash, and bitter roast. Mouthfeel is fairly light, finish is dry.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Chocolate and light roast aroma. Light roast and light caramel flavor with light coffee. Medium bodied. Light roast and light caramel lingers with light coffee and light vanilla.
slowrunner77 (7278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"easily the best of the 3 we had from there. not quite a standout, but something i would drink again. pours nearly black with a nice roasted malt and coffee/smoke aroma. similar flavor. a touch thin, but has a robust flavor."
Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (chocolate, caramel, roasted grain), with a note of vanilla.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
A simple, plain rendition, but no flaws. Not enough balance for the sweetness.