SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2008
draft @ brewery - clear and dark brown with foamy cream head and minor lacing; roasty and malty aromas with a slight hint of smoke; grainy with a smooth, chewy body; slight smoke in the flavors too with some chocolate and roasted malts; nice texture and overall a very pleasant brew carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Pretty unremarkable. Deep brown pour, light roast aroma with some cocoa/coffee tones to it. Taste is much the same, there’s just no single thing that jumps out. It’s not bad, and is a fine enough beer. BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2008
GABBF 08 - This was just alright, not something I want to go searching after again. Kind of a mild malty aroma, with a little tiny bit of smoke, soda head fades away quickly. Bittersweet and bready, with some caramel maltiness, and a slight bit of roast. Disappointing for the style. jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2008
On tap, was a real solid beer with good roasty flavor some sweetness and bitterness to linger on and enjoy. Basically a pretty decent drink with not too much going on in any direction, but a nice package backed up by how fast I saw it disappear before me. BillKismet (4064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Deep brown, nearly black, with light head. Cola-like appearance. Nice, mild roast aroma with some chocolate. Clean with no burnt notes. Body has a dank dive bar beer flavor, and imperceptible roast. Almost akin to a cream ale body. Lackluster.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2008
22. Black with no head, lace, or visible carb. Mild roasty, cola-like nose. Fizzy thin body. Roasty, cola-like mid-palate, with a long cola finish. Needs a little breadth of flavor, and some more visible carb and head. Plenty of carb in the body; maybe a bit too much. IrishBoy (4200) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Bomber from Enniskillen; Nose of roastiness, chocolate, and very light smokiness; clear very dark brown with a small beige head; flavor has roasted light coffee with a little licorice note.Just a little hint of an off flavor in the finish. kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2007
22oz via Capital Market. Ok, i have only had a couple of this style..but have been wanting to try a good one. This pours a brown/black with ruby highlights and a semi-tan head. Nose is all about roasted grains, and a little chocolate. THis tastes very carbonated, with lots of nut, some roastiness, and some berry notes. THe dark currants are there but they are buried undrneath the roasted malts. Mouthfeel is abit thin, carbonaton a bit high. But still..this is good for what it is..just drop the carbonation a bit and this will be outstanding! troopie (2341) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Draught. Pored black with small fast disappearing head. Much lacing. Nakty aroma. Chocolate and toasty notes in the malty body. Full fouth with mild hop finish. Worth seeking out. Reid (2541) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Black ale ,with a nice sized thick ,frothy tan head.
nice malt centered aroma, sorty of toffeeish in character.
Again malt driven taste, semi-sweet, caramel, English toffee , some tingle of hopping below all this but barely there,like "DA" I find a slight smokiness almost in the aftertaste.
Ok on the palate, low carbonated and smooth.
Not my favourite style, but i found this nice and easy to drink.