chinchill (4929) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2013
12 oz bottle pours dark brown, nearly black, with a light brown head. Moderate retention; superior lacing.
Smells surprisingly hoppy for style. A clear hop presence in the flavor too, but this is dominated by dark roasted grains with a touch of char. More than a hint of char in the finish, with dark roasted grains with a hint of coffee lingering on and on. Medium-full body; very good carbonation level; smooth; dry finish.
O: a nice stout, but with a bit too much burnt grain flavor. maslupulos (39) - North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2013
Beautiful deep brown pour with two fingers of tan, creamy head. Huge hit of chocolate on the nose followed by licorice, vanilla, and roasted grains. Taste not what youíd expect, a lot stronger on the hops than most stouts. Dark chocolate, smokiness, and a big piney hop finish. Hop bitterness lingers for a long time. Really unique stout. alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
22 oz. bottle from John Owens. Pours a dark cola brown with a small off white head. The aroma has roasted malts, dark chocolate, earthy, with some bark. The flavor has the same; roasted malts, bark, dark chocolate and earthy. A bit thin, but not too bad. b3shine (8795) - Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bomber to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks solid; A dark cola with thin light beige lacing. Smells solid too; hickory and malt. Tastes like it smells with the oil of the hickory giving the illusion of spice. Average on the palate. Solid beer. rondphoto (4383) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Clear very dark brown amber with a foamy head and horizontal streaks of lace. The aroma leads in nicely: solid roasted malt going in that reveals a lot of bitter chocolate (and a little coffee) through the palate to the finish. At the last, the taste is very much like Bakerís semi-sweet chocolate squares. A good late night sipper.
demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bomber to snifter. I hope my glass is contaminated because something is way off in the aroma. Dark brown stout. Dark roast albeit thin flavor. Had to pour it. bhensonb (15085) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bomber from timfoolery. Itís a wild pour. One inch of dark brown and 4+ fingers of creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma through that head is tuff, but thereís a lot of heavy dark burnt malt down below. Med body or better. Flavor is fairly smooth burnt malt with some aspects that could be bourbon or celery. Odd, but I could call it either way. Thereís some chocolate, and itís rather ashy, but itís dry, seemingly astringent, and thereís a lot of hop bitter. Pardon while I attend to the foam creeping from the bottle. Damn nice drink. Much more flavor than many stouts. As flavorful as an IS, but in a very different, but similar, way. KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
22oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown frothy head that had great retention, slowly reducing to a thick cap which lasted throughout and had good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a burnt bread malt, light resin hops and a bold leathery yeast with notes of bakersí chocolate, roasted coffee and a charred smoky scent.
The taste was bitter, malty and rather roasty with a strong bitter chocolate note from the beginning, progressing with a strong hoppiness, a bitter coffee presence and a bold charred taste towards the end. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow, with a mild charred hoppy taste hitting you right in the back of the throat and lingering for just a little while longer.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry in texture with a quite lively carbonation.
Overall this was a bold and roasty Stout with a smoky charred finish and a good smooth drinkability...
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bomber. Pours near black. Not much of any head, but mild lacing. Taste is a very nice balance of smoky malts, sweetness, and a dry finish. HighlanderOne (1315) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Poured from bottle. Lots in the aroma - dry cocoa, toasted malt, smoke, caramel. Good lookin stout with tan lasting head. Dry cocoa, wood, licorice, nut with hops in the back. Licorice, caramel and smoky notes too. Generally dry feel, but some sweetness as well. Quite enjoyable.