tomthompson89 (1983) - 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 JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Blackish pour with medium tan head. Roasty aroma with lots of coffee. Taste was of heavily roasted malts with some hop bitterness detectable - too thin & unbalanced to be really good. Below-average for the style in my opinion, but still decent and sessionable. 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. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Aroma is chocolate, oatmeal, cocoa powder, dark stone fruits. Dark aroma. Hint of whiskey.
Appears deep, dark chocolate brown. Just this side of black. Thin off-brown head.
The flavor is nutmeg and mocha coffee. Cocoa powder and a dry, brown sugary finish. Solid.
The palate is oily but with a gritty finish. A nice, decent stout. Not elite, but pleasant. Dry and tastes good. VTHopHead (1513) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2006 Bomber- Pours very black with a small dark tan head and very little carbonation. Aroma is strong of roasted malt, coffee and slightly sweet. Flavor is also strong of roasted malt (black patent?), coffee and a good amount of hop bitterness. Finish is quite bitter and mildly astringentand slightly sour. Not a great stout, but not too bad ... certainly worth repeating.
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. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Brewtopia 11-12-05 This was a dark stout, hoppy with citrus nose. Pretty dry on the finish. Nice. BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2006
22oz Bottle: Pours to an opaque near-black brown with a medium light brown head that sticks with some nice lacing. The aroma is sweet lactose (can you smell this? certainly smells like milk sugar to me), roasted malt, dark & bitter malt, unsweetened dark chocolate. Sure the aroma is simple, but it’s well done and that’s fine by me. Taste is bitter dark roasted malt, a tiny hint of hops, lactose, light caramel, just-used espresso grounds, and a hint of coffee, but it’s more like the bitter roast you get when you’re drinking the last drops of a cup of coffee without sugar where your filter broke and the grounds are in your cup - a flavor I happen to like, distinctly different from the earthy/fruity/chocolate/roast flavor you might use to describe a coffee stout. Medium-full bodied, medium-lively carbonation, definitely very dry. Finishes with a quick hint of lactose, then roasted malt, burnt coffee, and tobacco. Nice. 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. Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
22oz bomber. Dark mahogany color, no lacing, big headed bubbles fade down to nothing, quickly. Smells toasty. Taste is primarily roasted, bitter, and somewhat malty, but not sweet or complex. A little fizzy. I didn’t like it, it’s not my kind of stout.