TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2010
on the 4th day of xmas my fred meyer supermarket brought to me...a fine stout. poured very dark with rich coffee and caramel smells. color was dark black with creamy colored head. so much better then Chalsk’s beer....Leafs for president DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 10, 2010
22 ounce bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas, CA. Aroma is initially sweet with some chocolate malts. Becomes a little metallic afterwards. Some herbal hop aromas are also detected. Fairly quaffable. Virtually opaque dark mahogany body with a nice, strong, frothy tan head. Fantastic lacing. Beautiful. Starts a little metallic and astringent, before the malts really take over. Nice roastiness with chocolate malts holding up the backbone of this. Some more acidity comes through towards the end. This is a little thin-bodied, which makes this a little more difficult to enjoy than I would like. The flavors are nice, though. mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Bomber bottle. Pours a thick oily brown with some ruby brown hints at the edge of the glass, one finger of light cocoa head that dissipates pretty quickly. Nose is first toasty malt, but more caramel and espresso notes come through as it warms. Mouthfeel is silky smooth, almost milk like, light carbonation. Taste is toffee malt, slight espresso note, nicely balanced with a grassy to slightly citrusy hop note. Finishes slightly bitter. Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2010
22 oz bottle from New Seasons - Pours black with a dark tan bubbly head. Scents of roasted grain. Very sweet tasting, like a soft-serve chocolate ice cream from Dairy Queen with a touch of smoke added. Very yummy. nickd717 (4683) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Bomber at the BevMo fest. Pours darkest brown, and a rather creamy tan head sits atop it. Good lacing. The aroma is nice and toasty with hints of dark chocolate and lactose sweetness along with earthy hops. The flavor is rich and excellent. Big oatmeal and breadiness, sweet caramel malt and sugariness, roast and chcolate, and earthy hop bitterness. Very smooth and silky from the oatmeal with medium-full body and softer carbonation. I’m a sucker for a good oatmeal stout and this is most definitely one. Best beer I’ve had from Ninkasi so far.
benjaminbier (45) - Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2010
draft, at the brewery tasting room, just below room temp 60F. Pours a deep brown which light won’t barely pass through, caramel colored foam just resting atop the pour somewhat. Aroma of grassy hops and grains, a rich and full yet barely creamy body. Flavors strongly of oat and chocolate, barely of coffee and strong malt, sweet bread grains but little sugar. Slightly warm alcohol finish. CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bomber. Dark brown/black color with a thick layer of chocolate malt head. The aroma is predominately roasted malt, chocolate syrup and coffee. The flavor closely matches the aroma with lots of smoky roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate and dark roast coffee. Also some caramel, licorice and oat bread in the background. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy with medium carbonation and a burnt, smoky finish. While not quite as thick and creamy as I’d prefer, the overall flavor is sufficiently dark and roasty with a very subtle alcohol presence. JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
22 oz bottle. Very dark brown, small light tan head. Chocolate, sweetness, caramel, and smooth oats. Creamy mouth feel typical of oatmeal stout. theOptimator (385) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Aroma is roasty, biscuit, chocolate, licorice. Jet black, little to no head. Taste is roasty, sweet, caramel, biscuit, toffee, licorice. Very sweet and bright. Hops bitterness very present in order to balance massive maltiness, to much for the style IMO. Palate is medium+ smooth, slick. Hearty. Overall a nice beer. Overkill for an oatmeal stout though, closer to an Oatmeal FES. mjg74 (3106) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Bomber from BevMo. Pitch black in appearance. Looks kind of slick. Sweet aroma of coffee and milky sugars. Roasty flavors. Somewhat sweet and milky. Burnt coffee finish. Pretty tasty.