bhensonb (14072) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate. Body is weakish/watery. Flavor is slightly burnt malt with a little chocolate. It’s not sweet, but I’m not getting any obvious hop bitter either. There’s the bitter of burnt malt. Maybe a very light touch of citrus. The chocolate is not very strong. Mostly burnt malt. But it does taste ok. Puzzling to me.
argo0 (13207) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Muddy dark brown body with minimal brown head. Aroma is moderately sweet, earthy/grapefruit, roast, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, grapefruit/earthy, some roast. Medium body, light acidity.
Dogbrick (11465) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the brewpub. The beer pours nearly black with a medium tan head that diminishes slowly. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma of malt and coffee. Medium, dry body with flavors of chocolate malt, roasted coffee, and hops. The finish is chocolatey with a lingering coffee aftertaste. Solid from start to finish.
daknole (10859) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear brown. Small head. Butter bomb on the nose. Butter, roast, cocoa, meh. Not really so great.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Dark brown appearance with a dark brown head. Slightly fruity, roasty chocolate malty, cocoa, light espresso aroma. A touch nutty, roasty chocolate malty, light espresso, lightly burnt flavor. A little buttery.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle to a taster, at DLD 2013. Dark brown color. Good thin khaki head. Bits of lace. Toasty malty spicy hop. Light dark fruit. Light herbal hop. Medium body, but a bit on the bigger side... tastes a bit bigger than 5%. Lighter smooth carbonation. Lightly tart, lightly acidic, but not in a way that ruins it. Solid.
phaleslu (9376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Great-looking pour- dark, opaque brown with an inch-thick dark tan head. Perfect looking porter. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and earthy hops. Flavor follows suit mostly, with a nice roasty, chocolaty flavor. The hops are also there, adding some bitterness. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Very nice porter- it was just called ’Porter’ in the brewery, so I’m not sure why it’s listed as ’Strong Porter’ here.
Strykzone (6717) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This looks like a porter is supposed to. Aroma is not big and offers some nice roasted notes. Flavor was bolder than expected. Coffee and some nice hop balance makes for a very nice beer. Very enjoyable.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle and served in Pipeworks snifter: Pours a deep brown with a small head and minimal lace. Quite traditional porter nose of roast, nuts, hint of char and chocolate with grassy hops vapours. The taste is a short display of roasted breads, milk chocolate, walnuts, burnt wood, herbal and aromatic hops and a touch of coffee. A tad weak and fading palate. The mouth feel seems a bit watery and lower carbonated. Well it is a session-able and quaff-able porter, nothing less or nothing more.
drfabulous (6551) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce from Wine and Cheese. Light body. Subtle chocolate. Bit of cola in there. I’d like more body in this one and a richer taste.