yngwie (12531) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz, at RBNG-14 Grand Tasting. A brown one, unclear, and topped by a beige head of moderate size. Roasted aroma with some coffee and molasses. The hops play a significant part too. Full body and a nice carbonation level. Lasting roasted finish with molasses and a touch of dried fruits. Pretty pleasant this one. 140215
bhensonb (10206) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from CraftShack. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is very chocolate. Near full bodied. Flavor is dark malt, chocolate, and coffee. Maybe a hint of smoke. It’s pretty dry, and moderately bitter. Has an astringent aspect in the finish. Tasty.
Rune (7246) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle. Naked surface to a deep, black body. A liquorice touch to the aroma of roasted dark malts. Fine blended flavours of caramel, coffee grounds and liquorice. Roasted endnotes, semi-dry. Well built. Good drinking (Grand Tasting, Fredrik 3.s Hall, RBNG, Halden 15.02.2014).
Ibrew2or3 (6441) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bomber pours pretty darn dark with a mocha tan sort of head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, some burnt malts, chocolate and then a red wine like tartness. The taste, sadly, is the same. I get roasty to chocolate to burnt malts followed by tart tannin red wine like notes. Not that great.
Meilby (6240) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ RGNG-14
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate and caramel finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
AmEricanbrew (5516) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body with lasting tan sheen. Dark chocolate, black licorice, dark fruit aromas. medium bodied. Mocha coffee, dark fruit, black licorice flavors--good
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clearish brown, creamy fine tan head. Nose of cream, toasty brown sugar, nutty, juicy dark fruit, Melba toast. Taste is nutty, smoke, cream, bacon fat. Weird taste.
Mora2000 (5309) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark red pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of dark fruit, cocoa and chocolate. The flavor has a good bit of cocoa and smoke with some roasted malt notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to schmoopsbeer for sending this out my way. Served in a tulip.
Pours very dark brown with a two-finger tan head that fades quickly to a collar. The nose carries a bit of roast and chocolate with some mild coffee in the background. Flavor is similar with more roast, and also a slight bit of black licorice. Medium body with a quite dry finish. Decent enough.
gunnar (4744) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours clear deep brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasty malts, toffee and chocolate. Taste is light sweet and roasted, weak dry, with a lingering dark liquorice and chocolate finish. Good.