JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the brewpub. Really handsome pour, a smoky, dusky dark brown with a head that’s by turns silken and gritty. Gnarly erster nose, filled with hints of mild smoke along with almonds and understated fruits. Fine, creamy mouthfeel but not excessively heavy. Taste is fantastic, adding nice molasses at the base and hints of brine throughout. Complex and awesome.
Ratman197 (8514) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roastiness, coffee and saltiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roatiness, coffee, bitter chocolate, saltiness and light vanilla with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
emacgee (3748) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Bauermj. Pours a dark opaque black with burnt brown edges and one finger of dense chestnut tan head. Nose is heavy with black strap molasses and the kind of almost smokey character that comes from roast barley. Light minerality and saline character present. Papery in the flavor, stale grain and bitter molasses/burnt sugar. Acidic dark grain/coffee character. Not too crazy about this one.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is quite a nice ale. It is very roasty and toasty. Sweet and bitter. An enjoyable quaff :)
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark sepia, large cream head dissipates quickly to wisps and ring. Nose is lightly plum and lactose, lightly roasty, bit of cardboard. Flavor is more roasty, lightly spiced and earthy, bit of sweet fruits in the end. Not bad for FFF.
BVery (5152) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with a tan head. Sweet roasty aroma. Moderate palate.taste is coffee, roasted malts, bright sweetness, and tobacco. Very good.
Drjohnrock (337) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle at Natifest 12. Dark brown hue, firm sweet malty aroma, taste is musty, somewhat sweet, astringent, with a hint of oyster flavoring. There are better stouts out there but this is more than adequate.
DrSilverworm (4062) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a bottle at Natifest. Dark, near black color. Light brown head. Nice roasty flavor, but light body. Dry finish. Really unique, sort of savory bitter taste. Very good.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a deep brown hued body with a small tan head. Not quite black nor opaque. Aromas show some light esters, leathery, dusty, chocolate, bready, light roast with low salinity. Flavors show some coconut, medium esters, bready, rounded malt character, toasty, chocolate, mineral and tobacco. Lightly tea like. Medium carbonation with a medium body.
brokensail (9202) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black in color with a finger of tan head. Smells rather salty. Nice roasted malt, a hint of chocolate, and dark fruit. The flavor has just a hint of bitterness. There’s really nice roastiness, good chocolate notes, light saltiness, and a hint of graham cracker.