kimjongill (180) - - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours dark but it’s a bit too light for the style. Great aroma of both malts and hops. Taste strikes a great balance of malt/hop, and has a nice sweetness to it in the finish. Mouthfeel, like the color, is a bit light.
jnkor (291) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma and taste agree: malt. Luckily, not stale or over sugared character. even a little zest. Palate is full of alcohol and thick, explaining the zest in the aroma.
Ron (1989) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tap and Mallet. Pours reddish dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, caramel and candied fruits. Flavor is semi-sweet with caramel and roasted malt, a little booze and liqueur qualities. Dan H liked it better than the Black IPA. For me, tough choice.
dalekliz (776) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a small tan head. Rich aroma, of sweet malt, toffee, dark fruits, wood, and bourbon. Taste is sharp and sweet, of malt, wood, dark fruits, and a boozy bite. Lingering boozy malt. Tasty.
wlajwl (2907) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is toffee, malts and a mix of vinous and scotch notes. The flavor has an almost burnt quality, along with toffee, malts, scotch, a hint of fruit and a mildly bitter/acidic finish.
bierkitty (122) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear and dark with ruby highlights and a mocha head. Aroma of freshly ground malt with a pinch of coffee. Flavor is richly malty with some coffee and chocolate roastiness. I think the descriptive term I’m looking for is "Delicious."
Sweetone (32) - USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft- pours clear cola brown w/ reddish hue & medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa powder, light roast coffee, slightly piney hops & fig newtons in a toaster oven. Taste is kinda the same. Mouthfeel is medium/ full & finish is sweet w/ a very light bitterness.
LadySusan (706) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Quevillon.The color is a dark burgundy with a very very thin head.The aroma is sweet caramel and malty. The taste is of malt,sweet fruits like berries,hops.
queenholly (1853) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Three Fires. Fruity, roasty, caramel malt aroma. Deep chestnut with a small tan head, creamy lacing. Roasty caramel malt, fruit, and big alcohol flavor. Medium body. Alcohol flavor was rather harsh. After hearing this one hyped, I was underwhelmed.
ESBob (248) - Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a deep dark brown to black with ruby highlights.Smallish chocolatey head. Decent lacing but head dissipates. Aroma is deep roasted malt and toffee. Taste is nice roasted malt and rich, sweet toffee, some black licorice as well. This is a nice porter with a twist.