bhensonb (9823) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bevmo. Pours dark brown with a 2-finger dark tan head. Aromas of darkly roasted malt, dark fruit, citrus, light fruit esters, yeast/spice. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Starts with hot bits. Dark roast malt. Darkish fruit. Banana ester. Yeast. Belgian spice. Finishes towards dry. More bitter than not. Exceptionally tasty ale. It’s really exceptional.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Churchkey. Dark brown, few bubble head. Aroma of chocolate and cardboard. Taste is bitter cocoa and milk chocolate, not bad.
Tmoney99 (9590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Party Source on 09/09/09.
Poured clear dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted nutty malt, chocolate and tart citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy chocolate bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
Good brew that may need some age to balance.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Very dark brown coloured with a light red gleam. Brown head. Aroma of cocoa, spice, light herbs, light chocolate. Flavour of chocolate, spice, medicin and cocoa. Medium to full bodied. Dry cocoa end.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pouring into my Piraat tulip glass gives a very fluffy tan head atop a beautiful black beer.
S: The first whiff reveals tons of chocolate and dark fruits. Further sniffs give coffee, toffee, spice, and sweet malt. A mild citrus aroma is present, but certainly not a major player.
T: The flavor is very interesting. A slight coffee bitterness pairs well with sweetness from chocolate, fruit, and caramel malt. The spice is a bit more subdued than in the nose, but lends a little something to the beer.
M: This is a very full bodied beer. The carbonation is moderate and quite appropriate for this beer.
D: While this is a "Belgian" beer, the porter characteristics come through much more than the Belgian yeast and spice. This is certainly a "different" beer, but one that I enjoyed and look forward to trying with some age on it.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of Jespr - hazy dark brown colour with a little beige foam; malty and slightly toasted chocolatey aroma; very creamy palate, moderate carbonation, yeasty and with a decent bitterness; long toasted chocolatey and brownies-like finish
Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, vanilla, light citrus and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roastiness, vanilla and light citrus with a smooth lingering chocolatey finish. Tastes like a decent stout, but nothing Belgian or fruity like the bottle says.
BeerandBlues2 (8450) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a large, creamy dark brown head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, nutty), average hop (perfume), average yeast (leather, earth, leaves) with notes of date, smoke, cola, vanilla, and cinnamon. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness. Peat aroma with some lacto sweetness.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colored beer with a brown head. Oily malty aroma with tar, chocolate and cocoa. Vanilla and grass notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, licorice, tar, oil, some spices and some herbal notes.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft… Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma is of charcoal, espresso, chocolate, light clove and a rumor of campfire smoke. Full-bodied and very silky with medium carbonation. The flavor is roasty, burnt and bitter with hints of spicy Belgian phenols. Reminiscent of a weizen bock. Lengthy, burnt, bitter finish.