jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Bottle thanks to Wedgie9. Pours jet black with quick dissipating tan head. Nose is licorice, chocolate, booze and caramel. Taste is licorice, dark fruit, booze, caramel, chocolate, brown sugar and lots of warming alcohol. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
A: As the name would imply this beer is black as night with a moderate tan head.
S: A lot of citrusy hops (grapefruit in particular) which is an interesting contrast to the chocolate, roast, and coffee undertones of the imperial stout.
T: Quite a bit of roast, coffee, and chocolate. But, these are really masked a bit too much by the grapefruit hop flavors. That said, this is done more tactfully than Darkness 09. The alcohol presence is fairly minimized by the shear number of different flavors present in the beer.
M: The body is quite full with a moderate carbonation and smooth feel on the tongue.
D: I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time, and I was pleased by how it tasted. But, I think I would prefer this beer in 6 months to a year when the hops have died down. Benzai (16569) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 Many thanks to Countbeer for sharing this beer! Pitch black although there’s a barely visible red glow coming through when held into the light, brown head. Smell hops, caramel, dark chocolate, just so complex! Taste the same, absolutely fantastic! Soft carbo for 11%ABV, but so so suitable for this beer! Full body, such good mouthfeel! Dedollewaitor (16358) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle @ J.C.G US Tasting, Pt 3. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings. Nose is hoppy and roasted. Coffee roast and fresh hops. Heavy roasted and very dry flavor. Smooth, oily and sticky. Nice one MiP (15960) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle, 11.7%. Weak roasted aroma, a little vinous with teaish hops. Black colour. Small dark brown head. The flavour is powerful, nice roasted note, good teaish hop flavour with a little bite to it. Quite sweet, but balanced nicely by the alcohol.
bhensonb (15621) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very black with a dark tan creamy head. Aromas of dark malt, chocolate and liquorice. Full bodied. Flavor is all of the foregoing with perhaps a touch of treacle. It’s not bitter, but there’s apparently enough hop to keep it from being excessively sweet. With a little time some hop shows up in the nose. So of course hop becomes a more prominent flavor with time. But on one level this is a big, gooey, but not all that sweet ale. AND!!! Not a trace of heat. Wowser! djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast malts, coffee, chocolate, and wood. Medium mouth, sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, light booze finish, very nice. Ratman197 (15224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, toffee and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla with a smooth warming lingering roasty finish. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle at Mortens Birthdays party.
Pitch black - nice brown head.
High chocolate. Medium hoppy. Nice bitterness. Sweetness. Light coffee.
Lovely fullbodied. Tmoney99 (14864) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2009
Draft at Catskeller.
A - Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy dark brown head that lasted with excellent lacing.
S- Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, caramel, hops and alcohol aroma.
T - Heavy bittersweet roasted malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet, rye and small alcohol bite finish of long duration.
M - Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.
D - This is a standout beer.