GRM (2965) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 22 ounces, purchased at the brewery, savoured on October 2 2011; eye: black, opaque, nice creamy beige had, nice lacing; nose: resinous hops, light roasted malt, light coffee, pine; mouth: resinous hops, lots of malt, slight roasted malt, slight coffee, pine, rather dry finale in resinous hops, full body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: quite fine
Bouteille brune, 22 onces, achetée sur place, savourée le 2 octobre 2011; œil : noire, opaque, belle mousse beige crémeuse, belle dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, léger malt torréfié, léger café, pin; bouche : houblon résineux, beaucoup de malt, très léger malt torréfié, très léger café, pin, finale plutôt sèche en houblon résineux, corsée, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : très bon
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at the brewery poured in a snifter. Pours a dark chocolate brown with a minimal foamy tan head. The aroma is hoppier than I expected. It’s full fragrance of hops and smoke. The taste is bacon and pine hops. It’s a weird combination that doesn’t complement well to me. (I don’t like Black IPAs either.). I was expecting more malt or maple sweetness. There is a decent malt body but it’s not the feature. Well made but not my flavor.
Damico (2557) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours dark chocolate cocoa thick in color with a big creamy tan head and tons of sediment floating. The aroma is very light, a bit o honey sweetness and some aging notes as if it has been in the cellar. The flavor has notes of honey, alcohol, and malts without a super thick body. It is smooth with a light creaminess and goes down easy at room temp.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from brewpub. Pours dark brown with dark tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, and citrus on nose.Flavors of roast malts, cocoa, and citrus. Nice body and flavor. Did not get much smoke. Nice porter.
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by bhensonb. Pours jet black with a large tan head that doesn’t stick and a pungent citrus aroma. There is a very complex flavor that includes plum, treacle, honey and anise. A very nice brew.
bhensonb (10929) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from jrallen34. Pours dark brown/black with a four finger tan head. Aroma of smoked resin over dark malt. With fresh evergreen Med body. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, pine, citrus and dark smoke malt. Beautiful beer.
arkurzynski (1502) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from brewpub. Deep brown-black, with tan head. Aroma is a bit choppy, but not dissimilar from a black IPA - roasted malt, burnt toast, grapefruit/pine hops, some cocoa/coffee, and a whisp of the smoked malt. Flavor is a bit smoother with chocolate malts, pine hop flavor, and finishes with a very small hint of sweet honey/brown sugar. Some residual roasted malt and pine hop bitterness. Interesting concept.
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bomber that pours black, with aroma of roasted malt, citrus, and some pine comming through. Flavors of chocolate, roasted/smoked malt, and a touch of citrusy orange flavor.
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chococlate hoppy piney aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter licorice and chocolate finish.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from my main man StFun. Pours black with a thin tan head. The nose is roast, citrus and chocolate. The taste is burnt malt, loads of hops, ashy cocoa and bitter resin in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Comes off more like a black IPA. Good stuff – thanks again Josh!