willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2005
04.16.05 Brewtopia ’05 Bomber. Black, small head. Pretty hoppy in a floral way. Roasty. Not an exciting beer, and much more bitter than seems necessary for the style, cocoa bitterness at times. Lots of caramel, vanilla, feels too thin. Not what I had hoped for. I sampled this one twice. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2005
I am continuing my tradition of not liking one of these American Imperial Porters. This poured black with some ruby edges. The head is slightly yellow. The aroma is bubblegum and bananas. There is also a little coffee. The taste is chewed bubblegum and coffee. There is a funky, mossy finish. I don’t care for this. SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Bomber from Pabobcat. Pours a dark brown color with light tan head. Nose is roasty and lightly salty. Flavor contains roasty flavors, some light chocolate and a velvety touch. Zeswaft (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2006
What’s imperial about this? Not the alcohol, and definitely not the flavor. I’ve had more intense regular porters, eg. smuttynose. Black color with a tan head. Aroma is maybe a little nutty. I don’t really detect any coffee or chocolate anywhere. Maybe some stale and bitter chocolate. Somewhat watery and thin in body. disappointing. I’m not sure why Southampton is so esteemed. cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Bottle: Pours a nice black color, with a quickly dissipating tan head. Smell is of some chocolate and coffee with something else in the background, maybe raisin. Taste is interesting, a little coffee, a little chocolate and some more of that hidden fruit flavor. It’s a good brew, but not great.
hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2007
bomber acquired from shadey. poured a nice dark woody brown nearly black with a soft beige head. chocolate, roasty metallic malts and a little brown sugar in the aroma. tastes of light wood, coffee, chocolate, caramel (w/o the sweetness), some vanilla and maybe dried dark fruits? this beer had to be warm to pull any nuances out of the flavor. finishes nicely bitter and dry with some lingering charred coffee aftertaste. light to medium bodied. fortunately, it’s missing the sweetness most baltics tend to have. but, in exchange, it’s missing flavor, richness and character. mediocre porter at best PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2008
very dark black body with no head. The aroma is nutty with a little coffee and a bit of an oxidized and cherry aromas. This beer is a lot lighter than I expected, but would be much better if there wasn’t this little hint of oxidation. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Tap pour at the Blind Tiger.Poured very dark black with a thin head. the nose had hints of berries. A slightly thin mouthful.The overall flavor also had some hints of berries, and chocolate .Decent carbonation. Finish was bitter. Pretty good BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Brewed in the USA..... Pours a very dark brown - black color with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, and toffee. The taste is of light chocolate malts, caramel and a hint of toffee. The mouthfeel is thin and the finish is on the dry side. Overall, This was a average porter, but not quite what i expected. sunevdj (4102) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle with da boys. Brought back to Denmark by Claus. Pours a dark brown with a dimishing tanned head. Sweet with aromas of coacoa. Hints of caramel. Smooth mouthfeel. Tiny hint of butterscotch. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Bit too sweet and coacoa milkish.