danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Getting notebook online. Bottle. Pours a good black. Malty nose. A little thin and watery in taste. Not too bad. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Pours a very very dark brown nearly black with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma is very strong chocolate malt with some serious roasted nut notes. Very sweet and not much hop presence. Just a hint of some dark fruitiness. Flavor starts out very strong on the malt and sugary sweetness, mostly like maple syrup and a bit of a smokey character. A tiny hint of a cola sort of flavor in the background, which adds to the bitterness in the finish which is very quick and very dry. Medium body and high carbonation. Decent Irish stout, a little strange in some aspects (the cola like finish for example) but not unpleasant. This one ends up a little above middle of the road. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Bomber from Jimbowood. Pours black with a big, fizzy tan head. Aroma of smoke, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Flavor is roasty and sour, chocolatey malt flavor and a dry finish. I’m impressed by this brew. ketchepillar (1199) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Huge head. Lots of caramel. Has quite a sour fruity tang to it. Chocolate, coffee. Interesting beer, not sure if it’s intentionally tangy. hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Pours black body with a large tan head. Smoky, coffee aroma. Flavor is roasted malt sweetness and coffee. It’s quite dry with a thin body. Tolerable overall.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Black body huge tan head. Aroma malts, coffee, dark fruit. Flavor is sour roast, dark fruit, chocolate, and sweet malts. Decent mouthfeel. Pretty decent brew. Dorwart (2596) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2008
Thin sloppy head of varying sized bubbles. Kind of weak aroma with some roasted malts, coffee and some grains (not oats though). Color is a very dark brown. Mild roasty flavor with a touch of sourness and some sweet malts. Slick mouthfeel with a bit of dryness late swallow. Ehh, this is not doing it for me. An ok brew but not one that I would recommend to a fellow brew enthusiast. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Ebony body with a tall brown head. Roasted chocolate aroma. Dry cocoa and milk chocolate, very smooth body, with lingering chocolate in the finish. One solid stout, one of the best stouts I’ve had in a long time, great flavor with a mild ABV. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Bomber: This poured a black body with a creamy, sustained tan head. It had an aroma of roasted malt & barley, old coffee, and a splash of chocolate. The flavor has a dark malty sweetness accompanied by coffee, roasted malt,and milk chocolate. The finish is dry and has a touch of a burnt nut bitterness. Not bad at all.MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2008
Binny’s Beverage Depot, Orland Park, IL
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 My Bottom Line:
Through this silky Stout’s healthy malt metabolism pulses chocolate, coffee and vanilla, a perfectly amenable and attractive blend that almost rendered this dessert lover lustful.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam tops the brown-tinged black.
-I have to admit the flavor profile was pretty sweet for what is billed as a "Dry Stout".
-Subtle roastiness in the finish dries out most of the dextrins.
-The aroma is very seductive, and the flavor profile delivers what was promised.
-There were no notes of sourness that some here have mentioned.
-This is very drinkable; a bomber can go down in no time.