alcaponejunior (445) - Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Quite black with a good one finger tan head and pretty good lace. Roasty and toasty malts come through nicely, as does a pleasant sweetness. Coffee is pretty well represented, as is chocolate. It’s a tasty brew, I’m glad to see small, local breweries brewing such nice stuff. I’ve had it several times now and keep picking up a bomber every now and then when I hit St Louis, so that says a lot. Strykzone (7914) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Bomber. Trying this with a case of the flu. We will see how the taste buds are. Almost no red in this black beer and a persistent layer of tan foam. A nose that offers cream and chocolate flakes. They are also prominent in the flavor. Some citrus hops add bitterness and complexity. Roasted notes, too, with oatmeal. Some astringency in the aftertaste is a bit of a turnoff. This was pretty good even with challenged taste buds. edgallow (4762) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2012
22oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass. Black pour with a tan head. Aroma was of malt and chocolate. coffee and chocolate taste a good stout. bu11zeye (13288) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, earth, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, cream, and brown sugar. thegreenrooster (4705) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma is a very nice chocolate with roasted malt. Flavor is the same but equally fine. Big roasted malts with some bitterness toward the end. Lots of chocolate resin is left after the swallow. This is a very nice stout and the best beer by this local brewer by far.
hopscotch (11527) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a mid-sized, fluffy, khaki head. Excellent retention. The aroma is a simple, but luxuriant marriage of mocha and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Sweet lacto-stout flavor with wonderful components of mocha, chocolate crème, vanilla, caramel and espresso-roasted malts. Sweet cappuccino finish with a sprinkle of cocoa powder. Thanks go out to phaleslu for shipping this world class effort my way! jandd1983 (4764) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2011
It poured a dark brown color with a nice tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, malts, some coffee, nuts and oats. The flavor was pretty much the same as the aroma, with chocolate, roasty malts, some cocoa and sugar. A very good stout. bhensonb (16271) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours quite dark with a 2 finger creamy tan head. Nice chocolate aroma. Flavor is smooth, almost milky chocolate with some some smooth burnt malt - not all that burnt, actually. Very good for a stout. hayduke (5757) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Courtesy of Strykzone via a trade. Thanks. From a 22 oz. bottle this pours a muddy, dark brown color with good sized foamy tan head with decent lacing. Nose of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and ripe fruit. Medium body and a decent mouthfeel. Flavor is a good mix of chocolate and coffee flavor malts. Drinkable and decently crafted. tonyrufkahr (1) - USA - JUN 21, 2011 does not count
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer..picked up a bomber out of curiosity from The Wine and Cheese Place in Creve Couer, MO. The label art caught my eye so I thought I would give it a shot. My first whiff of the beer was very earthy--I could almost see the machine shed in which it was brewed as I poured the pitch black beer into a glass. The color was spot on for the style--black oil with a frothy tan head. The taste was very balanced--not too sweet and incredibly easy to drink...in fact almost too easy :) I could have definitely had a few of these back to back. The beer has a light body without being thin...in other words I did not feel like I was chewing this one, but definitely more substance than a Guinness. Overall, I think I expected very little from this beer, but was pleasantly surprised to find it utterly drinkable and even more than that--- "sessionable." I will be looking for this beer again.