jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 Bottle. Pours black with light tan head. Nose/taste of vanilla bean. coffee and roasted chocolate malt. Finishes dry vanilla bean and chocolate malt roast. Body a little thin for the ABV. Smooth. Alcohol well hidden. Benzai (16687) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle [from trade with mista if I’m not mistaken] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Opaque dark brown to black color with a dark red glare coming through when held into the light, medium sized light brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, dark malts and vanilla. Taste malts, dark malts, liquorice, firm vanilla, soft sweetness, light bitterness, coffee amd espresso lightly, some chocolate, slightly some hops come through as well. Medium to full body, suitable soft yet sort of medium carbonation. Very nice. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Strong Ale 2012. Dark brown colored pour with a khaki head. A fair amount of roasted malt, some vanilla, coffee, and toffee sweetness. A bit metallic, some dark chocolate, and maybe some water. There’s a decent bit of vanilla, some toffee sweetness, and quite a lot of roast. A bit of dark chocolate, metal, and coffee. bhensonb (15760) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark ruddy brown with a small bubbly tan head. Aroma is chocolate with a hint of smoke, with some vanilla. Med + body. Flavor is chocolate (still with a hint of smoke), smooth burnt malt, vanilla, and maybe something a little herby like anise. Also suggestions of toffee/treacle. Not a hint of the heat. With time it turns a bit astringent. Quite a taste treat, and it seems rather complex to me. Ratman197 (15368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, carmel, eartrhiness and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, bakers cocoa, light vanilla and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bakers cocoa finish.
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Alon. Very dark brown to black. Aroma of roast, a bit of vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Sweet flavor with nuts, caramel, chocolate, a bit of vanilla, some coffee, and a bitterish finish. Rounded mouthfeel. Very nice. Tmoney99 (14978) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet chocolate malt and vanilla aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Bomber shared at the July MDF tasting. Dark brown, thin creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of strong vanilla, brownie batter, roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, raisin, dark fruits. Medium bodied. crossovert (13909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Packs a wallop, smells delicious, tastes delicious, a freakin awesome beer right here. Vanilla bean and chocolate to the max. Dogbrick (13787) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Brown-black pour with a medium tan head and strings of lacing. Aroma of malt and vanilla. Full-bodied with flavors of sweet malt, vanilla and milk chocolate. The finish is sweet with a vanilla/chocolate aftertaste. Pretty good overall.