thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, shared. Pours a deep brown with a reddish tint on the edges of the glass and a medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and a bit of roasted malt. Taste is almost too strong, with chocolate and roasted malt in front exploding into a coffee and hop bitterness. Alcohol barely detectable, and the smoothness belies its 11% content. Itís amazing that I love beers like this and refuse to drink coffee, but I donít ask questions, I just drink the beer.
douglas88 (8463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a dark brown color with a medium white head. The aroma is nice; strong cocoa and sweet vanilla, roasted cocoa. The flavor is very good; sweet caramel, cocoa, chocolate, milky and smooth. A rich decadent impy for sure. A true dessert brew. Very good.
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Archer Liquor. Pours very dark brown/black with a large fluffy tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate over coffee and darker fruits. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. The flavor is chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and burnt toast in that order. Finishes quite delicious like "mocha", but in a thick dark way. Yum!
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a tan ring of head with a dark brown body. Mostly chocolate, fruity, faint coffee bean aromas. Chocolate, malt sweet, roasted, flavors leads into a coffee, sticky, dry finish.
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 (311) - 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 (1820) - 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 (4047) - 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 wasnít overly impressed with tis jamaican coffee they used.
Dorwart (2542) - 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 hasnít 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, youíll probably wind up rating this a c+ or b-. Iím 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 itís not even there. A truly delicious treat! Highly recommended! ~