Theydon_Bois (6471) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 05/11/12.
Mid black with a big frothy tan head, good lacing ensues.
Nose of cocoa, roast malt, light plastic.
Tastes of roast malts, chocolate pudding, touch of leather.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
tmoreau (2061) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Lunar Brerwing Co., and shaker served, showing a black/brown color, a decent amount of brownish tan head foam that turned cakey/moussy before slowly diminishing, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was roasty, malty, some sweetness, chocolate, with hints of caramel & toffee, but also a touch of metallic scent. Medium bodied and softly carbonated, hop bitterness was moderate, but a lingering, acidic tartness/sourness greatly detracted from the flavor enough that I chose not to finish the pint. A rare occurrence for me!
radarsock (757) - Vermont, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had served at Leary’s tasting. Pours an unfiltered dark brown with a biege ring circuling the rim. Smells of roasted malts, lavender, milk chocolate and yeast. Getting a lot of artificial chocolate, spent yeast, liquorice and cashews. Interesting concept and one of the more balanced beers but not something I’d stop myself to buy.
ReggieDunlap (2897) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has roasty notes, dark fruit, and bitter chocolate. Flavor has nice roasty/burnt notes and mild chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a sweeter lt caramel finish.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Barth- thanks bro. Dark brown pour with a frothy beige head. Looks really nice. Amazing lacing. Big chocolate brownie and cocoa nib in the nose with hints of oxidized bready malt, and roast. The flavor holds caramel, milk chocolate, and coffee grounds. Tastes a bit stale and mildly underwhelming. Bready and cereal. Medium body with a very creamy texture. Not enough roasty dryness for my liking- finishes off a tad sweet.
williamstome (684) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nicE brown head. chocolaty aroma, sweet chocolate flavor.delicious and local.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
slumbrew bomber. Deep black color. Aroma is chocolate milk with some dried leaf notes after that. Taste is some citrus coffee followed by a very mild chocolate. fairly light bodied. a decent affordable bomber.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma: Dry coffee feel, cocoa ,alcohol dryness with black soil. Slightly nutty hop ending.
Appearance: poured brown black with dark beige creamy head. Good lace on glass.
Palate / Taste: Cocoa, chocolate, dryness. Slightly chewy textures. Dry toast, dark barley set up. Very nicely combined and brewed.
beerfest5 (1026) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little sharp for me in the flavor, coffee bitterness isn’t rounded off very well in the malt sweetness, could do for a softer mouthfeel.
BroSpud (1582) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown almost black with a tan head. Sweet malty aroma. Coffee and chocolate with a bitter mostly coffee after taste.