jgb9348 (6437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Very dark brown body with a lighter copper glow near the bottom with a nice thick three centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, light hops, anise, nuts and a bit of caramel. Medium-bodied; Deep pungent roasty malt flavours at first then shows a nice complexity of hops, then a shows a dry oaky note and a good dose of anise. Aftertaste shows a lot of caramel, some licorice and other spices and all finished off with a dry, bittering malty bite and some alcohol. Overall, a nice dry stout that shows a lot of good character and some potent bittering flavours that might be a bit too strong for some. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 24-July-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 30-July-2011. Dorwart (2607) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Huge light brown head from a vigorous pour. Very frothy and sudsy in appearance. Somewhat weak aroma with some light roasted malts, milk chocolate, lactose and some floral air freshener. Color is a very dark brown. Soft, sweet and malty aroma with some more lactose, light bittersweet chocolate and some dried flowers. No real alcohol presence. A very roasty and dry stout. Decent. TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2011
(bottle) Black/brown complexion with a persistent tan head. Good lingering palate & chewy mouthfeel. Well roasted with some smokiness. An excellent value. Nice choice for cold weather or damp days. Keg_Juggler (193) - New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2011
Bomber poured into pint glass - cola color with dense foamy head, nutty with hint of chocolate, nice malt flavor although a bit thin on texture, nevertheless an enjoyable and sessionable stout and quite servicable for my needs at a low price BroSpud (2233) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Bomber. Dark black pour with a creamy tan head and decent lacing. Roasted malt aroma with flavors of coffee and smoke. The body is a bit on the thin side but the taste makes up for it.
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2011
pours a pitch black color with a pillowy cream colored head. very inviting aromas of dark roasted malts and chocolate. fair amount of carbonation but it works well with the beer. taste is chocolate roastiness with a semi bitter and dry finish. very refreshing beer. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a rocky tan head that leaves tons of lace. Aroma shows notes of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor shows the same with a slight hint of smoke. Overall body is moderate and finishes with light roasted bitterness. porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 12, 2011
(22 oz. bottle from Bootleggers) Pours dark brown with some lighter brown and amber highlights. Three fingers of tan head recede to a light, lasting cap. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, perhaps vanilla. Mouthfeel smooth and creamy, although a touch thin. Flavor of coffee and chocolate, actually quite strong on the coffee. tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2011
dark pour, nice head. can see its a bit thin. nose is dark malts, bitter flavor decent beer but not amazing raisedfist86 (12) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 10, 2011
You can smell the smokiness right away, but the big story with this beer is taste. A substantial feeling beer, it’s thick maltiness is undercut with a noticeable dose of hops. As it warms up it only gets tastier. A true winter beer and one I’ve underestimated in the past.