djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2016 holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter at the pub. Pours a deep black with a beige creamy ring of a head. Strong nice coffee aroma with lots of chocolate, wood, and vanilla. The flavor is similar, strong in coffee chocolate and vanilla. The malts are fairly sweet, which gets old. I’d like it more on the dry side like Hugene.
On tap at Hunah Day. Pours a very dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roasted malt, cocoa, wood, bourbon. Thick body, chewy, roast, rich malt, chocolate, light booze finish, very nice. drfabulous (8577) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 10, 2016
22 ounce bottle. It came in a box. Dark and creamy pour. Creamy. Light body. Some bourbon. Slight raspberry. ebone1988 (2123) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Bottle shared with koleminer20, Travis, and Doug. Vintage 2013. Aroma is fresh coffee, green pepper, roasted malt, chocolate, barrel, and booze. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head. Taste is barrel and booze, coffee, chocolate, green pepper, really good. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, coffee and booze aftertaste. Overall, this one is better than expected. DCLawyer (2914) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Backlog from Brony Bottle Share at Travlr’s. Dark brown with faint head. Coffee, roasted malt cocoa, and booze. Nice. arnold931 (1264) - Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with nice tan head. Nose is chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Taste adds some coffee.
bigtaster (1025) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
On tap at brewery in snifter. Black light brown head. Espresso nose, some malted barley, medium body, light bitterness, chocolate finish. Slightly sticky mouth feel, smooth, hint of acidity. Nice. Slight Bourbon sweetness. AWISLguy (3327) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2015
650 ml bomber from Cork Keg in Rockford. No bottle date. Pour is opaque black with a cream colored head. Some spotty lacing. Aroma has green coffee, chocolate, coconut and bourbon. Taste is of sweet chocolate, roast, vanilla, some lactose, some oaky-ness. Raw more than smooth; very tasty. Medium to full bodied. Finishes fairly well blended between the bitter and the sweet - the raw coffee vs the bourbony vanilla. More and more oaky down through the glass. This is very nice. Aging(?) maybe would smooth it for an extra notch. 15.4
miyauchi38 (1117) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2015
濃いめの、ポ& 48FanInCali (857) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bomber - very well done. Gorgeous pour with foamy sudsy off white head. Nose of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Taste is very well balanced with similar notes and a touch of vanilla. Lacks the metallic taste that many porters have. Tad thinner than others but does not take away from anything.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Benzai (16682) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2015 Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Opaque pitch black color, small off-white head. Aroma is malts, huge coffee espresso and bourbon, chocolate and dark chocolate. Oh yeah I love this. Taste malts, roast, dark chocolate, bourbon, espresso, coffee, bitter and chocolate sweet-bitter. Wow this beer is packed with everything I love in a beer! Great stuff! Only one thing that could be improved imo: the body is a bit thin. Incredible that they got this much aroma and flavour in an 8.5% ABV beer but I need this to be more creamy and thick. Still, this is lovely. Delightful.