Syd (920) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a smallish but present head. Aroma of coffee, the kind made in the little Italian espresso pots on the label. The flavor is over the top coffee, bitter, astringent in the finish, and almost chalky. The palate is pretty thick. Overall, some pretty serious flaws in this batch but covered well be the over the top presence of everything.
SrSilligoose (3243) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2010 pours a deep black with a decent frothy head. Aroma of graham crackers, chocolate syrup, mocha, milk chocolate, whipping cream, cold pressed coffee with some nicely complementing boozey undertones. medium body. pretty nice.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bombers courtesy of GMCC2181 and fiver29 – thanks guys! Pours black with mahogany hues and a 2 finger creamy tan head that leaves nice lacing. The nose is dark fruit, milk chocolate and light coffee. The taste is cocoa, mocha, Hersey’s syrup and rich coffee. It reminds me of a McDonald’s Iced Mocha actually. Medium creamy mouthfeel. I was worried this would be too sweet, but it’s not that bad sweetness wise at first. Gets a little cloying as it warms but not too much. Good brew! Thanks Gabe and John!
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Gmcc2181 for sending this one my way. Been really wanting to try this. Pours a big, thick black into the glass. Pencil thin lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is nice, rich and sweet and almost like chocolate syrup. Flavor is nice...the qualities of both the Choklate and the Jah-va come through, but its dominated by Choklate. A little cloying on the palate. The 11% really hits hard. Another good one from Southern Tier, but like Creme Brulee, its better to share this with a group.
Beerman6686 (4291) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one poured a nice dark black color with a thin tan head. Aroma was loads of dark sweet chocolate and hints of roasted burned coffee as well. Fore flavor was much the same as the chocolate, very sweet strong chocolate flavor, with a long bitter coffee aftertaste. Quite good stuff.
hombrepalo (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber! Dark ass black with dark brown head. Aroma of bittersweet cocolate, molasses, coffee and carmel malts. Taste is very sweet and creamy, a full body milk cocolate mixed with a bitter coffee bean finish. A bit too sweet for my taste, really would stick with the choklat instead.
Tripplebrew (775) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark blackish-brown with very little head. Aroma is caramel dark chocolate, vanilla extract, french roast and definite alcohol/bourbon notes. Flavor is definite bittersweet/dark chocolate with definite nutty tones. The bitter notes of espresso are also present. Body is very creamy with light carbonation. Very smooth body.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2009 Pours as dark as motor oil black with a thin beige head. The aroma is chocolate milk, bang on, caramel, vanilla, oak, cardboard, stale dark coffee, alcohol. The flavour is an exact replica of that, big big milk chocolate notes, vanilla, subtle espresso, anise, alcohol. Delicious. Silky mouth feel, medium weight, medium long dry coffee finish.
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a dark black creamy beer that has the flavor of a chocolate milkshake and it was excellant,it pours a darkish to black with a nice tan head and hides the alcohol really good.CHEERS!
DialSquare (2599) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber. color is black with a touch of red and a thin tan head. big milk chocolate aroma - smells like a shake. taste is sweet chocolate with faint hops and coffee. The alcohol is covered well - can’t believe it’s 11%. comes off as a desert beer. definitely different and interesting - but I like my stouts a little thicker and heavier on the coffee.