koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2017 TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with edgy bubbles. Nose is molasses, cocoa, raisin and prune. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is molasses, bittersweet chocolate, espresso, elderberry and fig finishing a bit earthy. Bold porter with a chocolate kiss.
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting at Jake’s house on May 20. 22 oz bottle. The pour is a darker brown color with a thicker and frothy light tan head that stays pretty well with a couple spots of strong lace. The aroma is full of chocolate. There is a light booziness to it, but it balances out pretty well. I’m getting a bitter roast and maybe just a hint of dark fruits. The flavor is just as good. There is a strong chocolate and a light roast that’s backed up well by a nice fruitiness and a hint of booze. There is a little woodiness and I’m getting a tough of oxidization as well. The mouth feel is a little light with a softer carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and savory chocolate finish. This is almost like an alcoholic cupcake. Not too bad. HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
September 19, 2015 - at Beaverton for the Rainbow event - draught. Extremely deep brown pour with an oily lasting light brown head. Deep, deep chocolate / roast malt aroma, alcohol, and oddly but appealingly burnt hickory smoked bacon as well with some maple sweetness; really made me think it was aged in some sweet rye whisky barrels. Taste is lighter than the aroma - chocolate with prune and, oddly, grappa - hides its ABV sinfully well - good stuff. Slightly light body, slick, light carbonation, roast, tartness and alcohol emerging in the finish - pretty complex stuff. BrewHaMeister (456) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Cellared bomber bottle poured dark cola brown with a small tan head and small oily lacing. Aromas of rich chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and coffee. Flavor is silky dark chocolate bitter with mild booze. Tasty. juiceisloose (1543) - Windermere, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Pours a nearly pitch black in color and topped by a small layer of tan colored foam that quickly recedes and leaves streaks of lace on the glass. The aroma shows notes of dark chocolate, dark fruit, dark malts and a healthy dose of booze and oxidation. The flavor follows with the dark chocolate, fruit, and dark malts followed by some roast, oxidation and a boozy finish. Nearly full bodied and smooth with subtle carbonation that leads to a lengthy dark cocoa and booze finish. Drinks fairly easy for such a big beer, but it seems the bottle hasn’t held up well as the cocoa nibs are more in the background now. Glad I tried it and I’m sure would have been much better fresh. jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Sampled during RBWG Tampa 2015. Thanks to whoever shared this. Deep brown pour with a small tan head. Nose is lots of charred, roasted grain earthiness. Some cocoa. Sweeter flavor. Dark chocolate. A bit boozy. A bit of earthy, shaggy hoppiness. Full body, medium carb. Solid.
b3shine (9145) - Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bomber to snifter, shared at today’s SP release at Perennial (thanks burg326). The bottle says it’s 10% abv, not 12%. Looks good; a slightly translucent dark cola with beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, oak, and bourbon. Tastes like it smells with a fairly bitter medium-full to full-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable. RobertDale (6851) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2016
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, and coffee. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and dark fruit. Good, but just missing something. Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Sample brewery 12/27/14-Pours black with a small ring for a head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and dark fruits. Taste of the same. This full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth. alexsdad06 (10805) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2016
22 oz bottle via trade shared with the group. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have dark fruits, cherry, dark chocolate, molasses, some oxidation, but doesn’t distract, still a touch of booze, earth, good, but could have been better.