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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of smooth burnt malt and chocolate. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate covering a smooth burnt malt backbone. Got some hop to cover the malt. Goes a bit ashy after a bit. Better than a lot of ISs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7158) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bomber. Poured medium-deep brown with a nice well-retained dark tan head. The aroma picked up sweet, roasty nutty and cocoa malts with accents of vanilla and a kiss of warm, dark fruit.. not terribly complex, but soft and well-balanced. The flavor found moderately-roasted black patent and blended chocolate malts with vanilla bean and complementary smoked malts around.. finished with a lot of grainy roast and a kiss of boozage. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate with a good overall feel and flow.. buttery smooth middle.. this was a solid drinker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6708) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
On tap at Naked City, pours solid black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and oatmeal. Flavour of metallic-tinged roasted malt, subtle chocolate, roasted malt and toasted bread. Full-bodied, with an above-standard flavour profile for the style. Leaves something to be desired, but well-made and solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle:   Nearly black, cola hued, moderate frothy light beige head, little lacing.   Soft roast, some chocolate and carob aspects, some sweet cocoa too.   Seems like an Imperial Milk Stout, or Sweet Stout.   Hop bitterness comes out a bit on the backside, otherwise moderately malty, sweet, with cocoa and carob notes. &nbps Not a big Imperial Stout by any means.   Some of the recent Imperial Stouts I have had are so far out there in terms of body and aging, that this one seems somewhat ordinary.   Does come across as smooth, not too heavy, body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Seems to grow on me more and more, and at $4 for a 22oz bottle, seems very reasonable.   Cocoa, graham cracker, chocolate, roasted malts, and very pale hop bitterness on the exit.   Sweeter than most.   Very respectable, and on the sweeter chocolatey side.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6171) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2013
22. Pours black with a dense and creamy tan head. Cardboardy oxidized nose, some roast and chocolate as well. Slick medium body. Soft carb. Chocolatey, cardboardy mid palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5870) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Black color with lasting tan sheen. dark pit fruit, dry chocolate, tobacco, black licorice aromas. medium body, average carbonation. sweet dark fruit flavors with dry chocolate, tobacco juice, black licorice--good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle courtesy of curly - Thanks! Black, with a brown head. Smells like prune and raisin mixed with coffee and espresso. Nice full, rich palate. Taste is a bit more coffee and chocolate oriented than the nose would indicate, mixed with some licorice and marshmallow. Dry, red wine-like finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Nice chocolate and coffee aroma and flavors. Rich and thick this was a very tasty brew. Lots of richness and thick finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
boFNjackson (4152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Tap @ Fifteenth Ave. Hophouse... Poured dark black with a thin, bubbly, light khaki head. This was off. Infected? Maybe. Tasted of a strong Belgian yeast note with plenty of thinness and esters to support it. Also some diacetyl in the middle which threw it off. Other notes of ash, toasted grains and roast. This one is worth skipping.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3698) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a smallish light tan head on there. Nose has some strong roasting with a slight bit of caramel in there, and some subtler sour dark fruits to it. Taste is extremely roasty with some slight caramel/toasty sweetness to it underneath. Really very drinkable.


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