ibrubeer (399) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bomber from Archer Liquors, Chicago. Aroma is a little sweet, bit of molasses and licorice. Jet black color, with dark tan head and very little lacing. Little sweetness, and medium bitterness. Full bodied. Overall, a very good imperial stout. AWISLguy (3234) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bomber from Puerto Rico Food & Wine, batch 139. Pours black with a brown head leaving some spotty lacing. Aroma has roast and chocolate and caramel. Some lactose and light molasses show through later in the glass. Taste is of sweet caramel, simple sugar, bakers chocolate, some espresso, a touch of nut and a touch of lactose. Medium to full bodied, with some alcohol. Finishes quite balanced with a lot of bitterness and a lot of sweetness. This might be a bit raw yet - and some age may mellow out the cane sugar presence that kicks in on occasion. Overall, pretty solid and tasty. 14.4 anthony850 (472) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Great full flavor with just the right amount of alc.
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Bottle. Jet black with a khaki head. Citrus hops and burlap, smoke and chocolate roasty aromas. Flavor is similar but brings in some figs, smokey, toast and chocolate, medium to heavier velvety body. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Pours thick dark murky brownish black with some yeast sediment for sure. Aroma is delicious bringing smoky coffee, rich dark roasted liqueur-like malts, and dark chocolate brownie. Flavor is rich as well, but not as clean as the aroma, bringing roasted chocolate malts big on the palate settling with some sweet malts of the same flavor.
jjgmd (2212) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bomber via Archer Liquors , Chicago Illinois, pours a dark black pour with a nice java head. Nose is malt, chocolate, black licorice and some , mild alcohol. Taste is bitter sweet chocolate, coffee, espresso and malty. Finish is dry and sweet with a mild lingering. Another winner from Spiteful, gotta love Mister Bear ( on the bottle ), would love to put the bottle in front of a few faces. Take that . Quaff Score 8 / 10 zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Love the bottle. Pours black with a brown head and strong aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and liquorice. Taste is burnt, nice deep chocolate, roasted malt, liquorice, and alcohol with a warming, burnt finish. Delicious stout joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
22 oz. bottle. It pours a dark brown/black color with a brown head. The aroma is nice with chocolate fudge, graham cracker, light notes of coffee and nuts. The flavor is thick and creamy with huge dirty roasted malt and dark chocolate, some graham cracker before an ashy finish. Pretty sweet and full bodied, and serves as a nice sipper for an evening. Seems stronger than 8%. Pretty good stuff. jgb9348 (6388) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Ridiculously deep dark brown coloured body with a large, four centimetre tall deep brown head. A touch of violet gets through at the bottom and is about 90% opaque. Aroma of strong roasted malt, raisins, figs, prunes, vanilla, coffee and chocolate - nice aromas. Medium to Full-bodied; Dense roasted malt flavours with vanilla and oak the strongest tastes, coupled with some milk and brown sugar and finishing with molasses - this is quite strong. Aftertaste is perhaps a bit of a downer with some offensive bitterness from earthy malt, chocolate and a hint of yeast noticeable. Overall, a decent stout, on the border of an imperial stout and also a sweet stout - not great, but nice to sample, especially since this isn’t a common beer for me to see. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Binny’s (South Loop) in Chicago, Illinois on 21-August-2013 for US$8.99 sampled at home in Washington on 09-January-2014.
Batch #20 AirForceHops (7538) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Binny’s, Lincoln Park, Chicago. Batch number 70 hand written on the side of label. Black pour with nice tan head on a slow pour into my Bourbon County Snifter. Lasting head retention. Nose is extremely roasty. Coffee, campfire ash and barley. This stout is balanced nice with long lasting dry roast and bitter pine hops. Bitter sweet chocolate and charred barley upfront with whole pine cones with a light citrus nuance. I’m wondering if they used Simcoe or Cascade hops? No matter what type of hop was used, it works well with this stout. Finely crafted and I really enjoyed it! Can’t wait to sample the other imperial stout I have from this brewer.