Travlr (24759) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Draft at the source, new version. Opaque dark brown color, brown head with good retention. Aroma of sweet brownies. Taste is boozy chocolate liqueur. Very tasty. Leighton (21255) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours a menacing black with a moderate, creamy brown head. Roasted, dark malt aroma with candy and faint hops. Quite sweet with more dark malts, along with licorice, raisins, caramel, Belgian sugar and some chocolate. Modest bitterness. Full bodied with average carbonation. Finishes rich and sweet with lingering cocoa maltiness and some boozy warmth. Excellent. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
A: The pour is nearly flat, thick, and black as night. Essentially no head with a few scattered bubbles.
S: Tons of sweet milk chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, and just a hint of coffee. As it warms up, a touch of figs, raisins, and miscellaneous dark fruits.
T: The flavor of this beer is just so smooth and rich. The whiskey and vanilla come through strongly and give way to sweet chocolate, and a hint of coffee. The oak makes itself known at times, and there are some dark stone fruit flavors on the back end.
M: Really exceptional in terms of the feel. Nice and smooth, creamy, and full bodied.
D: An absolutely fantastic beer all around. I wish I had a bottle of this because I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my few samples of this. Ferris (15275) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle - Sweet marzipan and vanilla boozy chocolate notes. Jet black brown with a nice brown head. Sweet, dark fruit and dark chocolate with a nice silky cocoa finish. As it warms graham cracker and honey. bhensonb (15194) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brn/blk with a slight dark tan head. Aroma is dark chocolaty treacle with bourbon/vanilla. Whiskey even. It is full + bodied. Flavor is really dark treacle, bourbon in significant amount, alcohol/whiskey to be included, and maybe a slight touch of smoke. The flavors are complex and amazing. It is extremely tasty. Incredible.
Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Bomber ( thanks to robertburns for sharing) poured a translucent black with a small lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of frfuittiness, carmel, toffee, light roastiness and a hint of brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, fruitiness, milk chocolate and light vanilla with a smooth lingering semi sweet finish. Tmoney99 (14480) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle share at local BA gathering. Poured black color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Heavy toasted chocolate, wood with a small alcohol aroma. Median to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet chocolate malt flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2008
(BCTC, 22oz bottle, thanks TomDecapolis) Creamy brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some coffee/roast, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, roast/burnt, coffee, some alcohol/burn. Creamy medium-full body. kermis (13433) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle shared at Belgian Chimipalooza, thanks! Black with a beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel, fudge, booze, vanilla, wood, bourbon. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. BeerandBlues2 (13320) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Draught at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, prunes, tobacco, earthy and woody hops with stone fruits. Flavor is dark chocolate and roast malt, lightly tart dark fruits, light earthy hops and bitterness, brown sugar and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.