zizzybalubba (1862) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2009
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chespeake. Pours black with a thick tan head. Lucious dark chocolate and espresso aroma that honestly smells a lot like a mocha latte. Rich chocolately flavor with just a hint of coffee. This mocha flavor is so upfront and powerful that it really overwhelms any other flavor. The mouthfeel is creamy. Moderate alcohol warming. Another winner from the Blackwater Series. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Bomber sampled side by side with the jahva and the chokolat. Same clearish mahogany pour as the jahva. The cocoa is present, but overshadowed by that bad coffee bean bitterness. Great creamy body. But I just wasn’t overly impressed with tis jamaican coffee they used. Dorwart (2585) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Good sized light brown head of fine and dense bubbles. Very creamy on top. Wonderful aroma loaded with sweet malts, tootsie rolls, mild coffee and a liquid milk chocolate. Black in color with minimal carbonation. Flavor packs more coffee in than the chocolate of the aroma. Moderately strong and bitter coffee. Big alcohol presence and kick. Numbs the tongue pretty quick and warms all the way down. Not as sweet as expected from smelling the aroma. More chocolate and a bit of ash. Finishes strong and bitter with a linger bit of coffee. A very good brew but a little bit too heavy on the coffee for me. goldfish19 (50) - Long Island, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2009 ~ Purchased this 22 oz bomber from Big Z Beverage in Huntington, NY. As I start to describe this jewel, I stopped and asked myself "what can I say about this that hasn’t already been said before?" Well, If you like beer, chocolate, coffee, or any combination of the three, then you are simply going to love this. If not, you’ll probably wind up rating this a c+ or b-. I’m delighted to say I side with the majority. This is amazing! A Southern tier brewski never ceases to amaze me. The brewery is always pushing its beer to the outer limits. All the mouth-watering flavors mask the 11% ABV like it’s not even there. A truly delicious treat! Highly recommended! ~
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle. Appears dark brown with some ruddy light showing at the extreme edges. Aroma is rich creamy, chocolate and coffee. Super rich flavor that is extremely chocolatey, cocoa and some light bitter roast coffee flavors. Full bodied and very rich. Its like a brownie in a glass!
Bullduck (5) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2009 does not count
Chocolate fudge brownie aroma. Thin creamy head. Cocoa and slight coffe bitterness on the palate. Dinner and dessert in one tall glass. Glorious day! killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Picked up a 22 oz. bomber because I liked their IPAs. Wow, aroma is straight Hershey’s. Chocolate follows through the whole sip. A little coffee bitterness follows but the chocolate flavor steals the show. Smooth and incredibly drinkable at 11%. You need to try this beer. OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
bottle, from Foodery II. Great aroma, sweet. Cocoa, milk chocolate, coffee. Brownish black color, small head, faded quick, no lace. Sweet bitter flavor. Medium body, lite, creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Damn that’s a great aroma, could sniff this all day. flavor was just a notch below. Very good beer, me likey... mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2009
[2469-20090827] Bottle. Aroma of sweet cocoa powder, rich mocha tootsie roll and hot chocolate with marshmallows. Dark dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy light brown head. Bitter dark chocolate powder flavour with rich dark malty roast notes. Full body is a little rough. Wow, super rich and ridiculously rich chocolate throughout.
planky84 (3214) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2009
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours a very deep brown with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts. Flavours of chocolate ice cream, dark roast coffee, more chocolate, brown sugar. Finishes smooth and frothy with a creamy vanilla tang. Yum!