JefVerstraete (3634) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2017 durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Pours midnight black with a small light brown head which nearly disappeared but always created swirly patterns. Nose and taste are huge everything--nuts, soy, chocolate, dark fruits, some sweet coffee hints, and a decent amount of hops fighting their way through. Palate is full and rich. Glad I shelled out the $12.99.
Bottle from Ben, many thanks! First batch. Pours thick black oily syrupy. Lots of ashes, roasted malts and coffee, light sweet notes of caramel. Bitter finish. Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2017
bomber pours black minimal tan head aroma is cherry and molases taste is same with a strong booze finish dave_wakeman (6) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2017 does not count
I like this beer.
It has a sweetness on the nose that is really interesting. When I first tasted it, I could taste some vanilla or another sweet thing in there with some spice...which was really good.
The beer pours black like motor oil.
It is boozy, but you don’t get too much of it in the mouth...until afterwards. rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2017
Une bouteille achetée à Boston. Une rore noire avec une mousse beige. Un nez de chocolat, de fumé, de mélasse verte et de réglisse. En bouche le liquide se laisse prendre, c’est assez facile et unidimentionnel, soit du chocolat et de la fumée. 2/17/16 drpimento (3755) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2017
It’s pretty good though a tad light in carbonation. Aroma is roast, dark malt, toffee, graham cracker. Flavor is like nose. It’s on the sweet side but not overly done with mild carbonation and easy finish. Good beer that hides its strength.
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
Batch #2. Merci rodenbach99 pour cette dégustation! Un stout qui ressemble à tous les stouts robustes. Un nez dans lequel la fumée et certaines nuances viandeuses volent la vedette. Malts rôtis et profondeur maltée qui manquent de vigueur. Au goût, tout se place davantage. Les malts font ce qu’ils peuvent et cette impression fumée et de cuir se frottent à ce que la mélasse et le chocolat sont capables d’apporter. La bouche est crémeuse et les bulles très tranquilles. La finale est amère de chocolat et de réglisse et de fumée. Intéressante création qui commande la lenteur pour une appréciation juste. Dogbrick (13748) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Pours a brown-black color with a medium creamy khaki head that recedes gradually to a dense film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, chocolate and molasses. Full-bodied with flavors of slightly smokey malt, dark chocolate and earthy coffee. The finish is roasty with a malt and coffee aftertaste. Good beer all around. jandd1983 (4574) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, licorice, wood, coffee and some smoke. The taste was similar to the aroma with more chocolate, licorice, wood, coffee and hint of smoke. It had nice carbonation with a smooth aftertaste. Good stuff. oobawa (1728) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Batch #2. Massive cherry-booze notes on the nose, almost like a kirschwasser mixed with a mocha latte. Makes me worry about the heat, and, to be honest, this beast still needs some settlin’ down despite being almost a year old. Still, even with the liquor burn, it hits all the appropriate Imperial Stout goals, dripping with chocolate and coffee and dark-cherry-cordial-with-raisins sweetness. The finish dries out considerably, packing in a lengthy bitterness that carries on well into the fade. Boozy, sure, but tasty too. Just could use a little more time. I need the barrel-aged version STAT. keenano (62) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 27, 2017
Batch #2 - bottled 3/24/16. Pours jet black cola from the bottle into a snifter. Thin brown head that quickly fades. Aromas of black licorice and dark fruits. Soft initially, with licorice, ashtray, and slight sweetness at the end that is quickly overwhelmed by bitterness, like burnt coffee