Merrill (79) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 Bomber from the very expensive Liquor Stop. Pours a little darker than Coca-Cola with a med. brown head that sticks along the edge and very light fast lace.The aroma has more wet hops than I can remember on any IPA much less a Porter: spicy pine, hints of lime, sour candy and, actually, Coca-Cola! Delicious! Such a mixture of roast malts and hops - it’s not normal! Taragon, basil, black coffee, perhaps a bit of the darkest chocolate, the flavor is not quite as lively as the aroma, but this may be the best flavor/price ratio of any beer even at Liquor Stop. The finish is coffee all the way out.
dlovell2 (1577) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Given to me by a co-worker. Poured from bomber. Pours dark brown almost black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt , smoky wood, roasted coffee and chocolate. Flavor is rich roasted malt, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla and chocolate. Truly an amazing beer. Definately one of the best beers I’ve ever had.
abcfan (883) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice brew. Pours black with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is roasted chocolate with a hint of hops and spices. Silky smooth with a light hop bite.
Dedollewaitor (15325) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Trade with Kermis. Thanks Chris. Pours nearly black with a small settling creamy beige head and lacings. Nose has roast, coffee, zest - orange peel. Dry and roasted bitter flavor with coffee and dark fruit, chocolate plus a faint dusty hoppy note. My guess is that its 2 or 3 years old so the hops pretty much vanished. Smooth and light bodied - suitable. Would be fun to try fresh which I guess would give it some other strings to play. Nice
scarletfire65 (1293) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasting at Hackney’s Printers Row. Roasty, spicy, piney aroma. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolatey, dried ginger, Christmas spices, chocolate chip cookie. Creamy palate. Dry finish. Excellent seasonal.
jbruner (3783) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black from the bomber with thin ring of tan brown head that leaves light lace. Aroma of mild coffee roast and spice. Taste is more toward light sweet malts and chocolate, hint of vanilla. Interesting, really nice
rubbishystuff (2215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
At the daily. This was fantastic. It got the roast level, the hops, the malt just right, a little rich but stiff drinkable even a little minerally. Serving: Tap
DandyWolfFloyd (995) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - rich roast, dark chocolate, coffee,orange zest, and potent citrus hops
Appearance - black body, beige head, quality lacing
Taste - carmalized sugar, roast, citrus, coffee, dark chocolate.
Palate - medium to full body, texture is creamy, soft carbonation, roast astringency that is long.
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Dorkenstein (344) - - NOV 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber dated 11/11/15. Aromas of heavily roasted and smoked malts with some pine needles. Taste is charred malts, sugar, chocolate, dates on the tip of the tongue. Middle of the mouth is where a tea like and pine hop flavor appears. Finish is a resinous after taste.
ebone1988 (1035) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is roasty, somewhat light, a lot of toasted malt, an earthy hop presence. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, thin. Taste is different. Halfway between a porter and black IPA, the beer is having an identity crisis. Roasted malt character, earthy hops, and not much else. Mouthfeel is thin, medium body and carbonation. Overall, this is not anywhere close to what I expected. No chocolate or sugar, just a standard porter with a hop profile. Much like Avery New World Porter.
mambossa (258) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque pour with sandy head. Nose of cocoa, tons of ripe raisin and date, coffee, toffee, American citrus and dank hops. Flavor is fairly hoppy, some vegetable/herbal tones, clean and balanced body, fairly active carbonation. Solid porter, fairly clean, not cloying. Good. Standard porter made well.