mcberko (18599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2010
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, with a little hops, but no where near hinting what the flavour profile would reveal. Flavour begins with roasted malt and light coffee, and is followed by a massively hoppy burst which lingers on the finish. Wonderful beer. Oakes (18594) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2012
Very dark brown, thin head. Rich malt with chocolate and almost coffeeish notes on the nose. Rich dark chocolate and hints of burnt fruits. Fairly intense. jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with coffee brown head. Nose/taste of Dutch cocoa, hops, black licorice, vanilla and chocolate malt. Dryish chocolate resinous pine finish. Medium body. brokensail (16631) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
A: The pour is just about black with a finger of dark brown head that displays impressive retention.
S: An incredibly hoppy aroma with floral notes at first, but quickly followed by an intense fruitiness. Lots of pineapple and grapefruit notes. A really strong roasted malt aroma with a bit of char and ash to it.
T: Surprisingly fruity in terms of the hop flavor. An amazing amount of pineapple flavor which is the best thing about this beer. Unfortunately, it’s really quite harsh. Overwhelming ash flavors and a big time alcohol presence.
M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation and a harsh astringency and bitterness.
O: It has some pleasant flavors, but this is just too harsh to drink any significant amount of. bhensonb (15630) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours quite black with a creamy tan head. Aromas of smooth burnt malt, mixed hops (?), and a little smoke. Flavor is piney, then smokey, then more smokey. A little chocolate. A lot of resin. This stuff is extremely extreme and tasty.
Ratman197 (15228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bomber poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Armas of roasted malt, earthiness,bitter chocolate, pine and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, earthines, pine and grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter roasty finish. BeerandBlues2 (13718) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours opaque with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (roast, dark fruit, chocolate), heavy hops (floral, citrus, spicy, pine), and average esters (fruity) with notes of smoke, alcohol, prune, and wood. Flavor is heavy malt (roast, dark fruit, chocolate), heavy hops (floral, citrus, spicy, pine), and average esters (fruity) with notes of smoke, alcohol, prune, and wood. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation and a dry finish. bu11zeye (13139) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and pine. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, citrus, grass, and pine. j12601 (13034) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle at Andy’s for Paul’s birthday and Joey’s going away (and hopefully coming back at some point) tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Cocoa and coffee, chocolate. Medium bodied, chocolate and roast. Roast, sweet, chocolate, big bitterness. Long lingering bitter roast. Sammy (12622) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2011
Nicely done RIS, gotten in trade. Black hough not thick it is very smooth. Dry more like an imperial Irish stout, but with good bitter finish. Ageing did this wonders. A nice measure of chocolate, little coffee. Balance towards bitter, almost too bitter, very little malt of taste.