nickd717 (4999) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bomber. Great appearance, black with a well-formed brown head and nice lacing. Big amazing aroma of chocolate, roast, and port. Flavor is smooth, mildly sweet, with port and dark chocolate. Medium-full body, very smooth with soft carbonation. Nice brewski from up north! Benzai (16933) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle [from trade with jtclockwork] @ home. Opaque pitch black color, nice moderately creamy medium to dark brown colored head that lasts for a long time and leaves fair to good lacing. Wow! What a start! Aroma is malts, lightly roast, a hint of dark chocolate, cedar wood, liquor. Taste malts, rye, lightly roasted malts, again (cedar?) wood, some alcohol lightly, lightly dark chocolate [I have to say though, nowhere near KBS which I am now comparing with, perhaps not justified but still, because I drank it last night], again liquor (some kind of whiskey?), a nice malt chocolate bitter and a good bitter finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Very nice! jgb9348 (6592) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Beer #3 of my 5000 Beer Celebration (Imperial Stout):
Super dark brown and literally black coloured body that looks like used motor oil after a few hundred thousand miles, all with a very dense, dark brown chocolate coloured head - about a centimetre tall, crazy deep and dark. Aroma of alcohol, roasted malt, yeast, rye, cedar, grain and a bit of chocolate - pungent throughout. Full-bodied; Super creamy and pungent malt backbone of rye, oatmeal, roasted malt all with a ridiculous amount of milk, vanilla, chocolate and raisins and a tremendous amount of sugars at the finish. Aftertaste is complex and deep with a lot of alcohol notes, some chocolate, a good dose of lactose and a creamy, ridiculously full-bodied vanilla and sugar sweetness. Overall, this feels like a milkshake almost due to the insane body, but with a very complex profile and a subdued depth from alcohol and sugars make this probably one of the best Imperial Stouts i’ve ever had, plus it’s from Alaska which makes it that much better. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 12-April-2015 for US$10,39 sampled at home in Washington a bit more than two years later, on 11-May-2015, sampled from my Midnight Sun tulipish glass straight from Anchorage. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Oily black pour, soft tan foam that settles quickly. Aroma with light roasted malt, ash, licorice, burnt brown sugar, & a hint of papery oxidation. Charcoal on the palate with some ashy, burnt malts & light smoke. Anise, licorice, a touch of very bitter chocolate, modest oxidation lingering in the finish. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
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mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2015
heavy sepia, thin beige ring. Plum and cola sweetness in nose, light oxidation. Sweet front palate, heavy marshmallow, light roast and anise mid before sticky end, softly bitter finish.
Bomber poured into a snifter..black as black can get with a nice tan head..aroma of spices,coffee,chocolate,dark fruits..spicyness of the rye really comes through but also notes of coffee,dark fruits and a little booze..really good. beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, rye, caramel and alcohol aroma. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, rye, hop and alcohol flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malt and alcohol finish. jjgmd (2295) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2015
With Zach, pours a pitch black pour with a nice Java head. Nose is rich chocolate malt, and licorice. Taste is sweet rich chocolate, and burnt coffee. Finish is smooth and velvety, and ends on the same delicious tasting notes, with a moderately long finish. Quaff Score 8 / 10 zgaier (1968) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bomber. Pours black with a dark brown head and strong aroma of roasted malt, rye, and chocolate. Taste is of rye, roasted malt, and alcohol with chocolate, dark fruit, and liquorice notes into the long finish. hopdog (13267) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
22oz bottle. Poured like motor oil with an averaged sized brown head. Roasty, chocolate, vanilla, a bit smoky and I’m getting the spicy rye/rye bread in the aromas. Alcohol content hidden.