ACHops (590) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ The Woods. Pours inky brownish black with thin off white head. Aroma is dark earthy roasty malt with faint floral hops. Taste is big charred super dark malt with hints of dark chocolate. Nice earthy hops on the finish, but I’d honestly pin this as more of a strong porter than CDA. Either way, delicious.
umich03jm (1571) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from trade with michaelinwa. Pours opaque black with a very small head that fades very quickly. Aromas are medium roasted coffee and nuts with some light pine and grapefruit. Taste is ok. Bitter coffee and chocolate, nuts, and some light hop taste. Finish is pretty bitter. Thin body and slightly chalky mouthfeel. Overall, it drinks surprisingly easy for 8.4% but the flavors are muted and boring.
Bule (571) - California, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle at Purple Winebar in Seattle. Pours a dark black with not much head. Roasted aromas. Well balanced hop and roast flavors.
WarChef1 (23) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nice and dark. quite stout like. Nice tight foamy head with good lacing. Smells of roasted coffee, chocolate and citrusy hops.
Roast Malt character is present in nose as well. Tastes sweet and rich then hops kick in to balance out. Medium to light body. was expecting a little more from the appearance. Texture a little thin with some creaminess present. Fizzy. Finish is balanced with nice notes of coffee and citrus with medium length.
Blairgus (2414) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2013 4 jan 2013, bottle. Dark brown. Nose is bitter lemon hops and the faintest of dark chocolate. Thin. Thin body and foamy/fizzy. Slightly fizzy, some faint coffee, some caramel malt. Meh.
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kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: November 17, 2012
Source: Mail Order, Let’s Pour
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: roasted aroma, dark chocolate, citrus hops
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of citrus, balancing sweetness, long roasty finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
mikedR (923) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice stout-like dark ale. Less malty flavors than you'd see a stout, and more hoppy flavors instead. Very robust flavor, with lingering bitterness. Solid!
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Ratman197 (9014) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddi brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, earthiness, light roastiness and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, roastiness, light earthiness and a hint of citrus with a smooth dry lightly bitter lingering cocoa finish.
robforbes (2048) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours semi-clear black with a ruby tint, a thin khaki head, and good lacing.
smell is of roasted malt, caramel, and a touch of vanilla.
taste is roasty, hops, a bit of smoke, and caramel. ends nicely bitter.
harry13 (11) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
got a bomber. very foamy head, dark but not pitch black. bites your tongue at the start and mellows out in the finish. could taste chocolate as well as citrus from the hops