b3shine (8795) - Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bomber to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks good; cola with off-white lacing. Smells solid; chocolate and malt. Tastes Nice, silky-smooth mouthfeel too. This is damn good beer! podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
22oz bottle shared by Andy at zach & Matt’s tasting. Pours brownish black with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasty with a strong salted caramel profile. Wow. Taste is totally fudgey chocolate with a sweet and salty edge. Really interesting and an enjoyable beer. bhensonb (15079) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very dark brown with a transient beige head. Aroma is very light chocolate. A little something I can’t identify. Med body, maybe less. Flavor is definitely chocolate - but not like a stout or porter. Subsidiary fruity esters - could be some pinapple. It cries out for plums or cherries or dark red grapes. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Cocoa powder and milk chocolate in the aroma. Some light burnt sugar. Rich chocolatey flavor at the start with a smooth and creamy middle and a sweet finish. Was surprised that it was a quad and not a stout. alexsdad06 (10262) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
22 oz bottle shared with the group in December 2012. Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor had sweet caramel, toffee, some milk chocolate, dark fruits especially on the flavor, Belgian candi sugar. I thought this was sweet, but very good in my opinion.
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2015
A black hole body flashes very dark mahogany highlights at the edges, and supports a quickly fading frothy-smooth khaki head creating a solid ring with a pair of falling peninsulas of lace
RobertDale (6373) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 18, 2015
This perfectly named ale offers mellow, well integrated aromas and flavors with an emphasis on cream and chocolate with mildly sweet fruit in the date and banana range, Belgian effervescence lightens with accents of subdued spice, smoke, wet wood, caramel, and white dough on a creamy, silky, smoothly carbonated medium body with a flash of stronger banana esters leading to a banana split residual with solid duration from a creamy smooth coating, an echo of vanilla rolls through the finish as this warms further creating the true box of chocolate effect with a nuance of cherry cordial
A very well executed stout-meets-quad dessert beer with well controlled sweetness and excellent texture
12oz bottle code MF6 04/17/15 served at 55º into 16 oz Sade Brandy snifter
Sample at Hopfest 2015. Comes a dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and fruit. Taste is chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, spice, and vanilla. Very nice. arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2011
Pours dark black/red with thin off white head, aroma has notes of big, big chocolate, banana, some dark fruit and a touch of alcohol. Taste is chocolate, sweet banana, some candied dark fruit, a bit of a sweet finish. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
pours a dark brown that’s a bit watery, light tan head, ok ring... the aroma is outstanding, smells like a trappist quad mixed with Dr. Pepper and chocolate, additional notes of dark fruits, unique twist on a quad... the taste is not as successful, comes across a bit fake, summed up simply as chocolate soda, a little too carbonated, but drinkable incredibly so for something that is 10.5%, mostly chocolate... not up to the hype but very solid thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to BlackSwan) rich deep ruby colored pour, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of chocolate, Belgian yeast, cream, and a bit funky. Taste of milk chocolate, malt balls, creamy and really delicious.