IrishBoy (3922) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is vanilla, Quik Hot Chocolate mix, and a hint of coffee. Clear, very dark brown with a medium tan head. Flavor is chocolate with some vanilla.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours almost black no head. Smell of chocolate and vanilla. Sweet chocolate taste with hint of vanilla and a bit of bitter ness.
baraciisch (2215) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in color... Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, chocolate malts... Flavor is dessert, notes of vanilla, chocolate, dark malts... Solid beer
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deekyn (1323) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- pours a hazy dense brown with lighter cola colored edges. One finger of light tan head. Good lacing. S- dirty earth, chalk, cocoa powder, vanilla, chocolate and coffee are all present. Some light hop notes - grass mostly. Slight smoke. M- light to medium oily body with a mixed creamy and bitter light palate. T- starts with some chocolate, vanilla and cocoa powder. Middle is dry earth, musty wood and bakers chocolate. Long bitter ending shows mineral water, chalk, citrus and grass.
bhensonb (12012) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at California Brew fest. Pours brown with a dark tan head. Light chocolate aroma. Med body. Tastes chocolate/vanilla. Mildly bitter.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle through trade, nice coffee looking pour with some lighter orangish brown hues. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa and some roasted malt. Taste is similar has some vanilla in the finish, not bad.
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alexsdad06 (6554) - Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared by dudeabide. Pours a murky brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have pretty much what is advertised; coffee, some vanilla (more on the nose), roasted malt, nice, clean drinking porter from an under the radar brewery.
b3shine (6219) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to sniffer (shared by dudeabide). Looks good; a cloudy dark brown with beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Tastes like it smells, only better, and with more vanilla. Nice and smooth on the palate. Enjoyable.
DrSilverworm (7958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared by dudeabide. Hazy brown color. Good brown head. Leaves good bits and ropes of lace. Nice big cocoa nose. Big, thick, chewy body. Kind of creamy. Vanilla, cocoa. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Pretty nice porter. Impressively full body for the ABV.
lukemundy (33) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber purchased at Costco in Fresno, poured into a tulip glass.
Pours a dark black with very little carbonation and a foamy, brown head. Immediate aromas of coffee and chocolate.
The taste is mildly sweet... you definitely get the cocoa & vanilla, but it’s not cloyingly sweet like some chocolate beers (looking at you, Rogue).