alexsdad06 (10947) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2013
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours a dark brown to black color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, earthy, char, dark fruit, larger hop character which mostly works, and some smoke. Not as big as I expected, falls off just a touch at the finish. Ferris (16726) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle - Roasted malts, very nutty, slight anise and milk chocolate. Jet black with almost no head. Nutty, roasted malts, booze and some dark fruit. Thick mouthfeel and no significant bitterness, but lots of boozy heat. Like it a lot.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone CorneliusBunkr (10) - Oakwood Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle share with xdtfx. Pours almost total black with minimal head. Nice carbonation. Coffee bourbon roasted malts and some hops deliver a delicious flavor. The alcohol shows up much more as it warms. A delicious brew to be sure. Drake (14109) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bomber from the brewery bottled 012512. Pours a near pitch black color with not much of a head. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, soy, hops. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bitter chocolate, caramel, espresso, faint hops. Medium-full bodied, chewy. Exceptional. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
122111 bottle thanks to billschmeinke. Pours with a inky consistency, black hue, tan head, rich chocolate, marshmallow, iodine, licorice, campfire, dates, deep caramel and toasted malt. Milk chocolate. Flavors are aged. Soil, licorice, nutty, iodine, chocolate. Ashy, brown sugar, marshmallow, quite sweet, campfire. Fading, ashy, meh. Medium-low carbonation, rich body. Kind of faded.
Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2011 Bottle. Super thick black wax showed a rusty cap underneath. Uh oh. Pours ink black with quickly fading medium beige head. Smell is thick tarry malts, chocolate, sugary residue , hints of dark fruits. Taste is a very mellowed out chocolate, coffee, spot on sweetness, a bit of char, some anise. Really just a smooth finish. Finishes medium to full, medium sweet with the creamy residual mouthfeel. Not overly complex but quite nice. Travlr (26270) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Draft at Brewvival. Almost totally black, brown head. Aroma of burnt espresso and bitter cocoa. Taste is coffee grounds and dark chocolate on toast. Tasty. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottled on 02/23/10 Keir (183) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Tasted on 1/7/13 from a 22oz bomber bottle obtained in a trade quite a while ago. Pours extremely dark brown with an average brown head that very slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is super dark with tons of coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, a touch of smoke, and an almost fruity molasses note. The flavor is the same with the coffee, chocolate, cocoa, molasses, smoke, and just a touch of vanilla and nice bitterness. The body is full with average but soft carbonation and a long bitter dark chocolate and coffee, lightly smoked, and hint of vanilla finish.
Pours dark brown with light tan head. Nose of coffee, caramel, toasted malts, vanilla. Sweet, toasty malts, hint of alcohol, coffee, bitter. Really nice but could use some age.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mcberko (19193) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 2010 vintage. 22 oz. bottle, sent from cory_king (thanks Cory), pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Aroma of smoky malts, coal, chalk and bitter cocoa. Flavour is very coal-like, with a chalky-feel. There is some light smoked malt, a bit of roast, and loads of coal and chalk. No sweetness or roast - this is really overtaken by the coal and chalk. Full-bodied and thick like tar. A drinkable, but flawed impie. I wonder if this is what they were going for.