aracauna (3616) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Thanks Immy: Pours a very dark brown. This has a thinner body than expected, likely the product of the added sugar, but it does add a nice toffee and molasses flavor. A bit of roast and chocolate. Some very small warmth in the finish. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2008
22 oz bottle, via kmweaver. Pours a very dark brown, almost black body with a small tight bubbled chocolate brown head that retained as a thin covering. The aroma is heavy dark fruits and roast with a bit of a espresso coffee smell. A little licorice, burnt caramel, and a touch of chalk. The flavor is a little too high on the burnt malt, it almost crosses over into the ashy category. Heavy caramel and burnt residual sugars on the finish, a touch of tobacco. This does have some similarities to a Foreign Stout with the high sugars, but not quite enough roast to qualify. Pretty well hidden alcohol for being 9%. Mouthfeel is fairly thick with a slightly clingy sugaryness on the finish. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, pretty decent, but the sweetness gets a little tiring as you get further into the bottle. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2008
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, courtesy of Harry. Bottle 0530 of 2007. Alcohol, burnt sugar, cola aroma. Black dark tanned head. Interesting taste - strong porter,, strong alcohol, ,weird sweetness/tang. Too strong but still very flavourful. An interesting take on the style. SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2008
This poured black in color with a moderate light brown head. Aromas were of sweet dark fruit (plum, fig), vanilla, toffee, chocolate and roasted malt. In the mouth it was medium-bodied, rich and sweet with lots of bitter roast flavors. There was low carbonation and the finish was somewhat muddled and dirty. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2009
22oz. Bottle (#1686 of 2007): Aroma of roasted malts, soy sauce, chocolate, slight alcohol, sugar, caramel, toffee, and some smoke. Poured black in color with a small to medium-sized brown head that diminished into a nice, lasting film. Opaque. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of sugar, chocolate, roasting, malts, coffee, cream, smoke, slight alcohol, wood, toffee, caramel, and some soy sauce. Full body. Thick, sticky, coating texture. Soft to average carbonation. Sweet, smokey, sugar, caramel, and roasted malt finish is a bit chalky.
Radek Kliber (7369) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle 650 ml 1162/2007 MrHangover (4610) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
Appearance: thick dark brown, tanned yellow light top. Good stoic presence. 4-
Nose: dark roasted barley, slightly acidic, malt with smoke at end. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Mid full bodied. Sweets with slight sour side. Initially slight warmth that grows. Solid strong porter , straight with solid quality.
Bottle at post GABF tasting day 1, courtesy of iphonefan. Pours a very dark brown, almost black pour with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma is malty, chocolate and slight alcoholic. Flavour is moderately sweet and malty. Faint touches of caramel and molasses on there. I’m not really getting the specific cane sugar used for this brew, but there are definitely some sugar notes in there. An ok beer. hershiser2 (3468) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2015 $7.79 Bomber Bottle, Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Nearly black with a small beige head. Smells of coffee, toffee, caramel. Tastes of toffee, sugar, caramel, and metal. Light grasses and alcohol too. AWISLguy (3177) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bomber from Drake - thanks Dan! 6 4 14 bottle date. Pours dark cola colored - almost black but for the brown highlights - with an early brown head that faded to nothing quickly, leaving no lacing. Aroma has sweet molasses, chocolate, simple sugar and some roast. Later down the glass, the molasses is stronger, and some anise and brown sugar show through. Taste is of sweet milk chocolate, molasses, caramel and brown sugar with roasty malts and light licorice. Down in the glass, the sweetness overwhelms everything else. Medium to full bodied and sticky. Not much alcohol presence. Finishes long and more sweet than bittersweet, with tangy anisette. Solid flavors, but too sweet to be top notch. 14.3 Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2015
22oz bomber shared by Dave. Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of burnt sugar, dark malts, black coffee, chocolate, and booze. Taste is much the same. Taste of dark malts, chocolate, burnt sugar, toffee/caramel, and old coffee. Definitely lots of sweetness from the sugar. Solid