Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2009 22 ounce bottle shared by cdumler. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head, huge lacing and head retention. The aroma is brownie batter and tootsie rolls. So chocolately. So good. Slight alcohol notes in the aroma as well. taste is chocolate milk, brownie batter and understated hops. Balanced almost perfectly, silky mouthfeel and full bodied.
oakbluff (434) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours inky black, frothy head. Nose- waves of chocolate, mix of mikly powdered chocolate smell and minor roasty notes. Taste- chocolate velvet, not in sickeningly sweet way either; chocolate is very present in a creamy choco shake kind of way. some caramel and vanilla- crazy drinkable for 11%! Mouthfeel is good- not too heavy and carbonation is mild. 1000% better than its creme brule cousin
piscator34 (2261) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample via (and shared with) oakbluff. Near black in colour with moderate carbonation. Single minded aroma of chocolate milk, with a hint of booze. A bit more complex in the mouth with some chewy malts and vanilla providing some secondary notes to the huge sweet chocolate flavor. Medium bodied and quite sweet without being overly cloying. Hides its alcohol well.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours beautiful dark brown with a hazy red glow. Liquid chocolate aroma. Very creamy, full and aromatic. Both milky and bitter. A gentle malt roast backing the chocolate tones perfect. Sweetish hints of candy banana, toasted nuts and vanilla. Well-hidden alcohol but some warming notes are present. The flavour is fat chocolaty with a gentle finish of vanilla, mild hops, toasted nuts and slim roasted malt. The mouthfeel is round, light oily, light silky and soft sticky with soft carbonation. The finish is a bit harder with a light bitterness. Lingering chocolate aftertaste. Near full-bodied. Complex: no. Yummy: yes!
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Getting notebook online. Bottle! Pours a velvety black, not much head. Aromas are coco and malt. Flavors are delicious dark and bittersweet chocolates melted down and put in a bottle!! Delicious!! Mouthfeel is lighter then you would expected! Great beer that I must find again!
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from Jimbo. Deep dark rich color. Smelled like chocolate, tasted like chocolate. Go figure. Pretty decent, although it didn’t really blow me away. But, i’m not exactly a Chocolate fan either. I will say that they did a damn good job of hiding the alcohol.
Bartzilla (597) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks, WeeHeavySD. This tasted like beer made out of CoCo Puffs. No, not the illicit kind, but the cereal. Or maybe one of those after dinner coffee liquer chocolate drinks. Either way, pretty tasty and all kinds of strong. Pretty fubar’d when I tried it, but this sticks out.
KornDogg (568) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Made a special trip out to Southern Tier when this was released.... lived up to my expectations by far... Great aroma and very flavorful
EithCubes (5426) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating number 1818! Enjoyed during last night’s Biden-Palin debate, the first time in a while that I’ve split a bomber (and it’s usually necessary for ST). Pitch pour with a creamy, forkable head. Overly sweet, boozy nose with surprisingly minimal chocolate coming through. Taste is mocha-drenched with some Swiss Miss and faint dark chocolate. Thankfully free of the fume-expelling, hangover-inducing booziness found in these Blackwater releases; this was mild in comparison to that vanilla mess they put out recently. Medium, sticky feel. Surprisingly mild and contemplative, at least over the nine or ten ounces I had. Thumbs up!
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 Bomber.
Holy schnikes....this is a liquid tootsie roll. The pour is thick, dark and oil like. The aroma and flavor is Tootsie Roll. This is a very very sweet chocolate flavored tootsie roll in a glass.
I don’t know if I can drink the whole bomber, my wife might need to help me. It’s very "dessert" like in its sweetness.
Updated- we could not finish the bomber. It was far too sweet. This is probably better served over vanilla ice cream than drank from a glass.