J_man (1017) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 6, 2016 IrishBoy (4225) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is vanilla, Quik Hot Chocolate mix, and a hint of coffee. Clear, very dark brown with a medium tan head. Flavor is chocolate with some vanilla.
Bomber from Vons in Bakersfield, CA. Very dark brown body with a bubbly and quickly dissipating tan head. Makes a fizzy sound like a soda when being poured and the carbonation in the body is like that too which isn’t good and probably contributes to the head disappearing. Dark chocolate and coffee aromas that follow into the taste along with a cola flavor. There’s some good roasted malt flavor and dryness along with cocoa. There’s some sweetness here that balances out the dryness. Finishes with a lasting cocoa flavor and light bitterness on the tongue. Not a bad beer, but it would benefit from lighter carbonation and a bit more body. PugUglyBrewer (743) - - AUG 28, 2016
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a large wine glass. Taking a look, the head is about 2 fingers, blanketing fluff and colored dark tan. The color is dark brown, leaning toward black. Cocoa and subtle vanilla on the nose with roasted barley rounding it out. Flavors are cocoa, medium roast coffee, and vanilla. User134089 (1644) - - APR 16, 2016
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 9-oz. plastic cup
From: Liquor King in Fresno, Calif.
Purchased: March 31, 2016
Consumed: April 1, 2016
Misc.: No BOD on bottle
Looking forward to this one. I’m a fan of porter’s, cocoa and vanilla. Picked this up with a few other Tioga-Sequoia beers and this one stood out of the lot except for maybe the Autumn Rush (BBA breakfast stout). Let’s go.
Poured a very dark mahogany color (almost black) with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki-tan frothy head. Average amount of sporadic lacing on the sides of the cup. Average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.75)
Smelled vanilla beans, cocoa, chocolate, marshmallow and light tobacco. Not a lot, but appealing. (Smell - 3.75)
Taste follows the nose unfortunately, was hoping for better. Definitely artificial flavors. Vanilla, cocoa, sugary milk chocolate, hints of caramel and toffee, marshmallow and brown sugar. (Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, chocolately finish. (Feel - 3.75)
This was good, but I think I overrated it a tad at 3.75. Too much artificial noise. (Overall - 3.75)
3.75 85 B+
marcus (10494) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 17, 2015
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Near black with a nice tan head and a strong cocoa aroma. There is avmedium-bodied roasted malt flavor with a lot of cocoa and a little vanilla. brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
On tap @ Tioga-Sequoia Beer Garden. Dark brown in color with some off-white foam. Sweet vanilla and lots of dark cocoa on this one. Slight roasty bitterness along with some dark fruit and chocolate milk sweetness. Mild caramel as well. A lot lighter than expected, but still pretty nice. Maybe a bit sweet for the environment it’s served in (outdoor beer garden...in Fresno...in the summer), but not a bad beer.
SanfordBrewer (1601) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Opaque brown with a foamy tan head. Creamy full body with medium carbonation.TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Aroma: roasted malt, chalky carbonates, faint cacao and woody vanilla. Some faint hops and rubbery phenols.
Taste: sharp roasted malt bite, rich cacao, woody vanilla, and burnt finish. Had an off-putting phenolic character for the first sip or two that faded.
Nice flavors, and fairly balanced, but overall just too sharp and biting. Comes across like an imperial stout that is missing the residual sweetness of actually being a higher gravity brew. Gets more acrid and biting with each sip.
Pours a dark brown color with tan colored head. Vanilla, cocoa, and lighy roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more chocolate than anything else, a little vanilla too. toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Pours almost black no head. Smell of chocolate and vanilla. Sweet chocolate taste with hint of vanilla and a bit of bitter ness. baraciisch (3311) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Dark brown in color... Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, chocolate malts... Flavor is dessert, notes of vanilla, chocolate, dark malts... Solid beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
A- pours a hazy dense brown with lighter cola colored edges. One finger of light tan head. Good lacing. S- dirty earth, chalk, cocoa powder, vanilla, chocolate and coffee are all present. Some light hop notes - grass mostly. Slight smoke. M- light to medium oily body with a mixed creamy and bitter light palate. T- starts with some chocolate, vanilla and cocoa powder. Middle is dry earth, musty wood and bakers chocolate. Long bitter ending shows mineral water, chalk, citrus and grass.