Derek881 (917) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a thick, wet, fully black color with no hue and a modest foamy-creamy dark tan head that had average retention, good lacing and cling. Its aroma featured a great mix of molasses, caramel, and sugar, along with some dark fruits such as raisin and prune, and a light touch of chocolate and grain. It had a sweet chocolate and sugar taste with molasses and caramel, but also a strongly bitter grainy and earthy presence throughout; very well mixed and interesting. The body was somewhat thin but had a very thick, syrupy mouthfeel with serious carbonation and life and a velvety feel. A very strong and intense beer, but well blended.
xShanex (60) - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours black with a dark tan head. Fruity (dark) and roasted malt on the nose. Flavor is thick with roasted goodness. Motor oil is an appropriate adjective describing the palate. Have another? Sure, keeps me warm on a snowy night.
kevinsenn (843) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Belmont Station, Portland. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, dark fruits, spice. Taste of dark fruit, licorice, roast, with a big bitter finish. Big thick sticky body. Delicious!
deekyn (862) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- pours a thick opaque black with a finger of heavy tan head that does not last long. And good lacing. S- decadent chocolate and espresso nose. Good earth and chalk. Licorice and tobacco/vegetal. Faint mustiness. Some hop character with light grass and sting of citrus. Grains as it warms. M- medium body for such a stout, with medium oily palate. Great carbonation. T- light mocha, marshmallow and milk chocolate to start. Vegetal notes, oatmeal, grains, tobacco, ash and mineral water follow. Ending is a flash of bitter, citrus hops, turing back to a metallic and dry chocolate that lasts.
mbutler91c (9) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - OCT 20, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorites & a great representation of this genere! From the first pour to the final sips...fantastic. Paired tonight with a. Fine cigar...perfect!
Modularman (21) - - OCT 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, smells of coffee, appearance is pitch black with a thin tan head, taste is chocolate which starts a little sweet but finishes ba tad bitter with a little alcohol warmth. This is a very good beer especially in the winter.
Beergeek23322 (1725) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
9/30/2011. 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, licorice, chocolate and dark fruit. Very robust and bitter with alcohol burn on the finish.
bbbeer (503) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with small brown head. Aroma of roasting coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruit. Full body, not too much alcohol. Flavor is as expected with nutty roasted malt flavors, chocolate. Sweet but not overly so, can get a little syrupy but maintains good drinkability yet still complex.
Schmidty2 (1) - irvine, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorite dark beers. Very smooth taste and goes great for a easy going night
gmb5127 (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very solid beer, has a strong aroma that is full of chocolate. You can taste the alcohol but not too much, very good beer.