reebtogi (4518) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a deep brown color with a finger of light beige head that leaves some spotted lacing behind. Aroma is mild coffee with some chocolate and light roasted grains. Taste is a mild coffee and roasted grain bitterness with some spiciness from the rye and a chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. This is a unique and interesting brew that is balanced and tastes good.
UncleKorm (976) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle poured a deep dark brown hue w/ a medium tan thick frothy head and minimal lacing. A light smoky aroma, initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are medium roasted malts, light coffee, light chocolate, and dark toast. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel and average carbonation.
BeerFunGuy (799) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark black beer has a smokey roasted coffee bean aroma. It has a smooth coffee start big middle and smoothed out again at the finish. It leaves a mild taste in your mouth which isn't overpowering.
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blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours deep brown, near black, with an off white head. Moderate roasted and rye malts, mild bitterness, light chocolate-like notes, some toasty notes, and an earthy bitter finish. Not bad.
airrick2003 (607) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: this is a supremely black beer, I'm not getting much color even around the edges, pours with a medium tan head that settles with low density
Aroma: strong coffee, some hints of bread and yeast, peanut butter, smells good
Taste: coffee bitterness, strong bitter finish as well,
Palate: very full and frothy mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste, medium mouthfeel
Overall: if I didn't know better I would think this was a big beer, very nice aroma and very strong bitterness in the mouth, tastes more like a stout with a bit more of a full mouthfeel, the kolsch shows in the mouthfeel and much less so in the hints of bread in the aroma
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Strykzone (5280) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This pours almost black with a tan head. That head never leaves but doesn’t really stick to the glass a lot. Aroma is grain with cocoa. Rye. The flavor brings those flavors. It has a lager feel to it. The sharp edges are taken away and are muted. Perhaps they are muted too much. This seems to have some really nice flavors that are trying to get out but just can’t. I taste citrus throughout. A bitterness that Ron called raspberries could be zest. Later a hint of tobacco emerged. This has a really nice rich smooth feel to it. This would be a great intro to craft beer. Those who say they don’t like "dark beers" should try this. It is completely inoffensive. Flavors are nice and not overdone at all. This is very unique and original. Kudos! I do wish it had more flavor but everything in here was good.
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours a rich dark brown with a long lasting tan head. Nose is something like a Schwarzbier. Nothing like a Kolsch. Medium in body. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is chocolate, rye, and hint of raspberry in the finish. Touch of tobacco appear as it warms. This is a very unique beer and part of the fun with this one is trying to suss out the subtle flavors under the surface. Interesting and enjoyable beer.
pivo (2612) - GERMANY - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head. Thin body but very tasty with roasted almost charcoal taste. Not sure what this has to do with a Kölsch though. Still very good.
maltman53 (421) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber pours coffee-black, chocolatey malty nose, sweetly balanced on the palate, ending in a dry, roasted finish. Overall, a really unique beer: looks like a stout, drinks like a Kolsch.
bigbish (582) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very black, thick head of fine bubbles. Nice roasted aroma. Good flavor with burnt notes and a touch of bitterness.