Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2001
Big roasted grain nose, black in color, huge chocolate head and tons of lace. Moderate carbonation, toasted grains at the front, full and sweet at the top, and a hop bitter somewhat dry finish. Rich and creamy and a medium body, excellent Stout, another winner from this most excellent brewery, thanks VENOM. Cybercat (6139) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Strong, smoky aroma has firm notes of molasses, caramel and quality coffee. It pours a rich, warm, opaque sable with a thick, fine-bubbled, light tan head. Rich flavor has molasses, roast coffee, caramel and charred wood notes plus a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. Full-bodied texture has a good amount of fizz, and leaves a nice smoky tingle. REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Not the best stout in the world, but it is what it is. More of a dark brown color than an appropriate black, this stout tastes like a dark chocolate bar. Somewhat bready towards the end. bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2010
22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch frothy tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. This must be a fresh bottle, because the first thing I can smell in this brew after pouring it into the glass is pine hops. There’s also roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit in the aroma. Once the beer has been in the glass a little while, the malty aromas get stronger. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some burnt/charred malt and a bit of caramel. The malty flavors come out stronger in the taste, but the hops are still pretty noticable. This is one of the hoppier stouts I’ve had recently. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a bit creamy and velvety. Drinkability is very good, it’s smooth, tasty and just plain easy to drink! I think this is a pretty good overall brew, the next time I head to the East Coast I’ll have to buy this again. This is the first beer I’ve tried from Cisco Brewers, and it hopefully won’t be the last. Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2012
The aroma is dark and really worth the time of dark cocoa and coffee. palate is not as thick as you would expect. the taste is super strong with chocolate and espresso. very strong all the way. a winner among stouts.
robiannelli (599) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bomber pours black with a reddish brown head. Aromas of coffee mocha chocolate and some roasted malt and toast. Flavor is semi sweet with a mocha taste. Body is medium full with a bitter roasted malt finish Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 Great stout! This brewery makes exceptional beer. I'm re-rating from memory, but I just had a Rochefort 10, so beers need to be bumped. Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2003
UPDATED: APR 6, 2005 Rerate: yes, the carbonation thins the body, but this is still delectable. Original: Deeply roasted barley, smoky, highly carbonated - yes - and it does get in the way of the flavor a bit. Cool it way way down before serving to try to tame it’s wild ways. It does have a very subtle sweetness - more sugary than raisin. Thin because of the carbonation. I have OldGrowth to thank for one I have wanted for a very long time! lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Pours a moderately thick black with cappucino-like brown head. Nice aroma of coffee and dark chocolate as well as a significant dose of floral hops. Flavor showcases the coffee notes with chocolate, toffee, caramel, and bitter hoppiness. Fizzy carbonation and very slightly sticky mouthfeel. I suggest everyone who got an overcarbonated bottle get a new one because this is really delicious. I think I could drink this in the morning. coldbrewky (1731) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Bomber in trade with CharlesDarwin. A dark dark brown with a respectable tan head. Nose of chocolate then coffee. Body is full and luscious. Coffee bitterness surrounds mouth gently. Finish is coffee/ hop tingling. A great brew. Many thanks.