BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber bottle and served in my big arse Tripel Karmeliet glass: Pours a very deep brown, nearly opaque with an initial big frothy tan head that fades. The aroma is twangy cherries and plums, heavy roasted barley and charred black malt, with a bit of Belgian yeast banana and bubblegum as well. The taste is sort of muddled... make that very muddled notes of fruits, roast and yeast. Some oak and vanilla towards the tannic dry finish. The mouth feel is far too thin for the genre. I do not care much for these Belgian Imperial Stouts and while this is better than most it still lacks depth, richness and complexity found in American and British styled version.
shigadeyo (3571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Licorice and molasses, rich, malty, sweet, soft herbal bitterness; dark brown, opaque; medium full body, smooth; delicious and a steal at only $3/bottle.
oldrtybastrd (4375) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color,small tan head that had a short life .The aroma was roasty malt with a nice hint of hops and maybe a little grapefruit,chocolate and coffee. Taste is chocolate and maybe smokey malts.
Ron (3392) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brought this bottle that I aged 13 months to the In-laws to share. They made the Easter dinner for us. Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, tan head. The aroma is a collection of chocolate, plums, figs, vanilla, brown sugar, toasted bread and roasted nuts. Full-bodied and oily with modest carbonation. The flavor is nicely balanced – roasty, toasty and loaded with dark chocolate, figs and dates. Lightly bitter finish.
TaktikMTL (6860) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT) au coût de 6,65$. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées et de chocolat noir. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’une mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées et de chocolat avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #6807)
WillRunForBeer (1997) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Cigarette City. Pours dark brown with a beige head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is dark chocokate, raisin, fig, a hint of vanilla. Flavor follows. This is a nice, easy drinking stout, especially for 8.7%! With flavors of light molasses, dark chocolate, raisin, fig. A hint of vanilla in the finish.
edgallow (3332) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee and coffee. Taste is vanilla, chocolate and some dried fruit.
cgarvieuk (19760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet caramel toffee roast malts nose... Soft sweet chocolate dark roast.. Dark malts.. Soft sweet chocolate... Light body... Too sweet roast
blutt59 (6414) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, dark walnut brown color with scant foam, aroma of roast nut, flavor is smooth lighter bodied roast chocolate, maple, honey, finish has a little too much alcohol
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, cloudy and opaque with a one finger light beige head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy, roasted malt aroma. Some piny resinous hops countered by dark chocolate malt, toast, coffee bean and oatmeal. Decent amount of roast but sweetness and fudge/dessert like characteristics are dominant. Still slightly hop forward.
Medium bodied with a decent balance of earthy hops, roasted malt and alcohol sweetness. Dry piny bitterness up front with resinous oils and grassy pine needle flavor. This is countered by sweet chocolate, toffee and caramel as well as burnt toast, dark chocolate, oatmeal and roasted coffee bean. Prominent boozy sweetness and heat in the finish. Decently balanced but a touch too hot for my preference.
tmongoose (2056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft sampler that poured a dark brown with light brown head. the nose was of roasted malts and hints of hops and that strain of Belgian yeast mild yet very distinctive. the flavor you get that same Belgian strain but I picked up notes of bourbon and vanilla and oak..all very mild in degree. most notable was the chocolate. decent abv but still off in a way...otherwise still drinkable