Headbanger (2861) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle 3/8/09 (Sam’s Wine & Spirits-Downers Grove)-Pours dark with a nice tight tan head which emits an aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste begins with coffee and chocolate and that lasts throughout the mouthful. This full bodied brew finsihes with a nice sweetness. It hides the alcohol really well and is darn tasty. Good brew.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
TAP: at Stub & Herb’s, 3.7.09, dark pour, nice coffee/chocolate aroma, big taste, with coffee/chocolate, mild carbonation, roaty, awesome!
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bit darker than cola brown with a bit or dark tan head. Nose comes off like a chocolatey coffee syrup. Really balanced between a chocolatey porter and a stiff cup of coffee. Thick chewy mouthfeel with a lingering alcohol burn. I like it.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma stale coffee, chocolate, some roast, earthy notes. Flavor, dark chocolate, roasted notes, coffee notes, some sugary sweetness in the finish, earthy bitterness. Medium to full body, not bad, but the coffee taste just seemed a bit off.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a dark dark brown with a tan head, solid enough. The nose is sweet with strong day old coffee and something sharp, maybe a little astringent to acidic. Lightly creamy as well. Feel full and creamy in the mouth, as per both higher carbonation and residual sugar would suggest. The flavor is a little smoother than the nose. Rather sweet, definite chocolate, with strong older coffee. The acidic acridity is mellower. Something even maybe almost piney, like very bitter chocolate. Lingering coffee finish.
hombrepalo (1744) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Archer Liquors. Thick black motor oil pour with a dark tan head. Looks good. Stale coffee aroma with chocolate. Sweet to start, but then overpowered by bitter chocolate and coffee. Very intense flavor with a bitter alcohol and malt finish. Reminds me of a Founders Breakfast Sout. Ohh and I’m glad they changed it to a Imperial Strong Porter, cause it is strong...
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
another fantastic coffee porter in a growing sea of coffee-infused beers. pours black and bleeds a medium thick head. nose is slightly sweet with a hint of smoke. mouth is silky and somewhat oily. taste is coffee and dark chocolate. tastes more like a stout than a porter, but is wonderful. if two brothers would make it in a 6 pack for $3.99, I would be a happy man. Excellent treat for any coffee/beer fanatics.
Nephilium (1250) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very mild aroma, just a touch of roasted coffee. Pours an opaque black, with a big tan head. It starts with a touch of sweetness, followed by nut, and finished with a touch of mocha. Very slick mouthfeel, with almost no carbonation noticeable. Very drinkable, but nothing special.
thoramel (53) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild coffee and malt aroma but a good strong coffee flavor. The appearance is a light absorbing brown with a decent bone colored head that reduces to a thick lace. It was a joy to drink but finished a bit strong. A good beer from a company I usually don’t find that great.
Cornfield (5326) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the Binny’s Beverage Depot in Orland Park, Illinois: It pours an intense dark brown with a large cocoa colored head and sheets the glass with lace. The aroma is warm, dry coffee grounds, a touch of bittersweet chocolate, some roasted malt, and a hint of cigar smoke. Some alcohol warmth, a splash of cream, and a burnt nut bitterness are added to the flavor. It finishes on a lightly dry note. Not bad.