Tmoney99 (14963) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a thin dry texture and flat carbonation. Medium balanced toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Bomber from Belmont Party Supply. Pours very dark brown with a large brown creamy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, some toastiness and a faint hop finish. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, a chalky note, faint fruits and a nutty note. Thin-medium bodied. alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle picked up locally from backlog notes. Pours a dark cola brown color with a medium plus sized khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dry, dark chocolate, a hint of caramel, ash, light metallic, thin, very average. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
12oz bottle, from And Beer in Athens, OH for $2. Pours a very dark black color, with a good thin brown head, leaves little lace. Awesome bigger dark chocolate flavor, moderate roast, nice light earthy hop. Bigger, chewier body for 5%, very impressive. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Moderate bigger taste, little to no sweetness. Awesome stout. Way better than expected. Tasty and drinkable. PorterPounder (8283) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2016
Youngstown, Oh - on tap at the Rust Belt tap room. Motor oil-like viscous black pour, no head Aroma of creosote and licorice. Flavor presents some chocolate, anise seed, vanilla extract and some melted roasted marshmallows. Smooth, yet chewy mouthfeel.
JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2010
22oz bottle split with my brother. Black pour with a medium tan head. Nose of roasted malt and dry ash with a bit of chocolate. Roasted and chocolate malt flavor with a bit of a thin finish. Decent dry stout with some potential, but needs to be a bit more flavorful on the back end. Patrickctenchi (6731) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours black, with a huge, slushy-looking, dark tan head.
Scent is smoked......cola.
Taste is spot-on cola-like with a stinging amount of carbonation.
(like how Coca-cola was in the ’70’s in the 7oz bottles.....you remember, the ones that made your chest hurt?)
A little dark fruit and chocolate.
Honestly, the overabundance of cola and carbonation completely obliterate any other flavours/sensations.
There’s just no "beer-ness" present.....and it certainly isn’t a stout by a long way.
I wonder if I got a bad bottle? Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
This poured a very dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma was dark roasted malts, some bittering hops and light coffee. Flavor was alot dryer than the aroma, just smooth dark roasted malt, but just enough sweetness to keep it balanced. A very nice drinking dry stout. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bomber bottle and served in Bells snifter: Nearly opaque deep brown with an initial huge over carbonated head that does fade, almost no lace despite the initial rocky head. The aroma has notes of walnut, chocolate, roast, char, raisin, oxidization, herbal hops, earthy and leathery. The taste is roasty and toasty with some chocolate and coffee notes, herbal bitterness. Earthy yeast and cardboardy. The mouth feel is light and fizzy, ashy and earthy. Overall, an average stout at best but lacks depth and is uninteresting. Still it is at least far better than the IPA I had from this brewery earlier. It is like homebrew 101. nuplastikk (6452) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2011 22oz bottle split with Anndiesel. Opaque brown-black, respectable beige head. Mellow, roasty, chocolate coffee aroma, a touch or sour cherry. A little overcarbonated and a pinch sour, Id assume slight infection. If you can forgive that, this is a pretty decent beer, just leaning toward the sour. I actually like this flavor profile, think New Glarus Unplugged Old Porter. This one isn’t going to score as high because it is clearly an error, and the taste will probably devolve rather than mellow like the NG. Admittedly this is probably a different creature on tap, but my rate sort of reflects the crappy beer they put on the market.