luttonm (6308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
22oz bottle, Seattle. Dark brown-black. Dry coffee, dry wood. Souring porter, too sweet for my taste. Off woody flavors. Overdone, strange. jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on November 24th, 2012.dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Appearance: Pours a dark opaque with light red head.
Aroma: Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate.
Taste: Light bitterness, really roasty, some chocolate.
Summary: Maybe a hint on the sweet side for porters, but overall a really nice one.
Enjoyed this one. Note that it’s barely in the imperial category, given most craft beer today it’s not too extreme, relatively easy drinking. Pours dark brown with moderate head. Very roasty, nutty, dry hoppy finish. Drinks pretty easy and doesn’t get to heavy at all. Good porter. HogTownHarry (6942) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
September 30, 2011 with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc and mabel. bomber c/o blankboy. Nearly opaque reddish brown-black with a fairly large creamy/frothy light brown head. Smells like a porter with more than usual alcohol presence - dry nutty roast, a little gluten and cereal sweetness, some floral bitterness, but not a lot - coffee and baker’s chocolate. Taste follows, more bitterness, and it’s surprisingly gritty and earthy, nowhere near as sweet - and more dark chocolate. Slick, decent body and chewy, mild carbonation, and a slightly burnt/bitter malty finish, fresh-turned earth in the aftertaste (in a good way). MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Poured from 22 oz. bottle marked "brewmaster reserve 2011." I aged the bottle for about 9 months.
Opaque, near black with a very thin yellow-brown head and very good lacing.
Aroma of roasted coffee, sweet bourbon, chocolate, roast smokey malt and plums.
Taste of sweet roasted malt, burnt toast, molasses, thick black coffee, plums and grapefruit and other subdued citric hop flavors. Starts sweet and smokey with a slightly tart grapefruit and plum finish.
Medium body and light carbonation.
An interesting beer. Not quite a porter, but not quite a stout either. A sweet, robust, smokey stout with a slightly hoppy finish. I believe this beer benefited greatly from aging as both the bourbon aroma and the hoppy finish seemed to have mellowed and rounded out the beer nicely. I'd like a little more carbonation to improve the head and the mouthfeel, but still a quite enjoyable quaff.
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Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
--From a bomber it pours a deep brown/black with a tan head. While the aroma is sweet malt and a hint of dried dark fruit, the taste is a chocolate bomb! There is also a dark dried fruit note present. (UDBEERNUT & his wife are rightâ€¦plums. Oh yeah!) Wonderful combination! The mouthfeel is full, rich and smooth. Hop bitterness and carbination are held to a minimum. Excellent porter! Will buy and drink again.
-Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
31st October 2009UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Post Borefts I Invasion of Fonefan and Charlottes room tasting! Opaque black porter. Good carbonation and a semi dry palate. Rich dark malt, slightly toasty and a somewhat bitter. An interesting contrast to the high carbonation! Finishes crisp!
Oil black hue with small head. Roasted nose with booze on the edges. My wife says she detects plum. I agree. Big malty sweet body with balance coming from both hop bitterness and smoke. Still leans to the sweat side of the scale. Flowery hop does linger a bit on the finish. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 9/18/09. Big bomber poured into my pint glass. Pours a very thick dirty motor oil black with a frothy tan head resting on top. Great retention. Leaves plenty of sticky lacing in its wake. Smells of rich chocolate, freshly ground coffee, and roasted nuts. This is very effervescent and strong. I’m digging this so far.
The mouth is thinner than I would expect from the pour. It’s not very thick in the mouth. Carbonation level is moderate. This is a very roasty dark bitter porter. I like it. Big chocolate tones, a mild tartness in the middle, and finishes nutty. Very good beer. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2012
22oz bomber, pours dark brown with dark brown head that lingered. Aroma was big malted chocolate. No hop aroma at all or if it masked by the chocolate. The flavor is lip smacking good. Chocolate and coffee blend. The after taste you get that bitter/cooking chocolate flavor. Medium alcohol burn down to you belly. Medium body goodness. Roasted malts are prevalent in the flavor. Very good beer.