michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted malt, light chocolate, slight smoke, and a hint of coffee. Poured pitch black in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/light brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Slightly sparkling. Small lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, hops, light pine, light chocolate, light coffee, pretzel, and some vanilla. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, light piney hop, light chocolate, slight coffee finish. 9.3%ABV is completely hidden throughout. hayduke (5189) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
From a 22 oz bottle purchased in Newburyport, MA This poured a dark brown with a fat tan head and good sticky lacing rings. Nose is lightly roasted malts with some chocolate. Body is on the thin side, with smooth enough mouthfeel. Flavor isf bitter chocolate, floral hops, and some pet. Dry lightly bitter finish. cedar, modest peat, and dry hops. A decent imperial stout overall. The alcohol lifts this into the Imperial Stout range, but otherwise tastes like a non-imperial version.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Bomber from SneezyAchew on BA - thanks! Nice silky dark brown pour, with a billowy beige head that settles to leave nice sticky legs. Nose is somewhat smoky, with dry and understated malts. Body is a bit thinner than expected, slightly to the detriment of the brew. Taste of bitter chocolate, cedar, modest peat, and dry hops. A decent imperial stout overall. BroSpud (2166) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bomber. Dark black pour with a creamy head. Chocolate aroma followed by tastes of chocolate, coffee and a bit of smoke. Found this to be surprisingly thin for the style. Enjoyed it but does not stand up to the better impys out there. dchmela (3062) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Thanks to Orlgamecock for the pour. Pours a blackish red pour. Caramel malt, touch of smoke, musty aroma. Taste is spicy, earthy hops, caramel malt. No real balance, not impressed.
Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
A deep dark stout with a thick brown head. In aroma, smooth chocolate over expresso coffee. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate with light hops, loads of warming alcohol, not bad. On tap at Boston Beer Summit, Jan. 15 2011.
dogfish120love (1325) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Pours a deep brown with chocolate colored lacing. Aroma consists of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and burnt caramel. Flavor is somewhat bland, more bitter than sweet, with a slightly boozy finish. phaleslu (10126) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2010
22 oz. bottle from a Beer Advocate trade I did about a year ago. 2009 bottle, though the date wasn’t stamped on the bottle. Pours a dark, opaque brown color with a small, creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate malts, cream, lactose, light roast, a little smoke, dark fruits, and cardboard. Flavor of coffee, roasted malts, earth, ash, toast, medicine, and rust. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a roasty, earthy, almost rainwater-like mouthfeel. It’s thinner than I like my imperial stouts and the flavor was messy and off, but I did like the nose. The oddest thing was that this seemed like it was more like 2-3 years old than 1 year old. tgncc (3130) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Milk chocolate aroma, not great. The apparance is deep brown, light tan head, true to style. The beer is thin in body, but has an oily mouthfeel. Not great for an impy stout at all. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Sampled at American Craft Beer Fest 2010. Pours black with little head. Flavor of coffee and some slight hops notes. A dry finish and a little too thin on the palate. A decent beer, but not the best in its category.