ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Has aromas of chocolate, coffee, and hints of dark fruit. Flavor leans towards espresso but the chocolate is clearly present in the background. Smooth on the palate with a creamy mouthfeel and a roasted bitterness to the finish.
redtechnj (289) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep dark brown...almost black with a medium size tan head. Aroma is Belgian chocolate with a hit of coffee. Big bittersweet chocolate and expresso flavors...very creamy. A thick heavy beer with big, huge flavors. My second Blackwater series beer and both were home runs!
zizzybalubba (1743) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chespeake. Pours black with a thick tan head. Lucious dark chocolate and espresso aroma that honestly smells a lot like a mocha latte. Rich chocolately flavor with just a hint of coffee. This mocha flavor is so upfront and powerful that it really overwhelms any other flavor. The mouthfeel is creamy. Moderate alcohol warming. Another winner from the Blackwater Series.
Butters (4019) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber sampled side by side with the jahva and the chokolat. Same clearish mahogany pour as the jahva. The cocoa is present, but overshadowed by that bad coffee bean bitterness. Great creamy body. But I just wasn’t overly impressed with tis jamaican coffee they used.
Dorwart (2491) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good sized light brown head of fine and dense bubbles. Very creamy on top. Wonderful aroma loaded with sweet malts, tootsie rolls, mild coffee and a liquid milk chocolate. Black in color with minimal carbonation. Flavor packs more coffee in than the chocolate of the aroma. Moderately strong and bitter coffee. Big alcohol presence and kick. Numbs the tongue pretty quick and warms all the way down. Not as sweet as expected from smelling the aroma. More chocolate and a bit of ash. Finishes strong and bitter with a linger bit of coffee. A very good brew but a little bit too heavy on the coffee for me.
goldfish19 (50) - Long Island, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2009 ~ Purchased this 22 oz bomber from Big Z Beverage in Huntington, NY. As I start to describe this jewel, I stopped and asked myself "what can I say about this that hasn’t already been said before?" Well, If you like beer, chocolate, coffee, or any combination of the three, then you are simply going to love this. If not, you’ll probably wind up rating this a c+ or b-. I’m delighted to say I side with the majority. This is amazing! A Southern tier brewski never ceases to amaze me. The brewery is always pushing its beer to the outer limits. All the mouth-watering flavors mask the 11% ABV like it’s not even there. A truly delicious treat! Highly recommended! ~
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Appears dark brown with some ruddy light showing at the extreme edges. Aroma is rich creamy, chocolate and coffee. Super rich flavor that is extremely chocolatey, cocoa and some light bitter roast coffee flavors. Full bodied and very rich. Its like a brownie in a glass!
Bullduck (5) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2009 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chocolate fudge brownie aroma. Thin creamy head. Cocoa and slight coffe bitterness on the palate. Dinner and dessert in one tall glass. Glorious day!
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked up a 22 oz. bomber because I liked their IPAs. Wow, aroma is straight Hershey’s. Chocolate follows through the whole sip. A little coffee bitterness follows but the chocolate flavor steals the show. Smooth and incredibly drinkable at 11%. You need to try this beer.
OldGrowth (3097) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, from Foodery II. Great aroma, sweet. Cocoa, milk chocolate, coffee. Brownish black color, small head, faded quick, no lace. Sweet bitter flavor. Medium body, lite, creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Damn that’s a great aroma, could sniff this all day. flavor was just a notch below. Very good beer, me likey...