uvachief (1) - Moseley, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2015 does not count
LOVE THIS THICK AND CREAMY PORTER. Deep chocolate color almost black. 2 fingers of fluffy tan head that lingers. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, toffee and caramel. Tastes much fuller than expected - more like a stout. Thick and creamy when cold. Lighter as it warms up. Really tasty and sweet. Excellent porter. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle from Squire’s., #0364 of 2007. Pours onyx with 1-finger tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, heavy molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, cashew, cinnamon. Tastes roasty, with a rich dark malt upfront flavor giving way to dark chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, and nuts. Rich, thick, oily brew. My only beef is that it waters out a tiny bit at the end. This one is amazingly good. jivy26 (32) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Great porter from a local brewer! Appearance is opaque brown, tastes of light chococolate, coffee and roasted notes. Overall a very well put together porter that I have bought quite a few bottles of! ao125 (18) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
This is a review for bottle 1256 of 2007 from Rick’s Wine & Gourmet in Alexandria, VA.
Served @ 45 degrees F in a Troegs Mad Elf snifter glass.
This beer was incredible. Extremely intense unrefined sugar with hints of raisins. Very much a molasses note to this.
There was alcohol, but it wasn’t boozy.
Color was deep and dark, with about two fingers of foam, which did not dissipate quickly.
I really wish this beer hadn’t been limited to 2007 bottles, because I’d like another three.
I still have one though, that I’m sitting on.
Serving type: bottle
radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2008
22 oz bomber. #536 out of 2007. This beer was excellent! Pours a pitch black, with a dark brown medium head. Aroma is sweet, roasted, with hints of chocolate and both regular and brown sugar. The flavor is creamy, chocolates, with roasted malts, and a strong caramel taste (did I mention the chocolate?). The alcohol was hidden until I started to notice my head was a little light after finishing the bottle. Quite a fine pick here.
nearbeer (5413) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2009
2007 vintage bomber #1537. Thanks to Butters. Opaque with a creamy quarter-inch of lasting foam. Sugary swiss cheese lacing all over the pint. Aroma of creamy chocolate and caramel with some light espresso and hints of oak. Front flavors of caramel, bittersweet chocolate and espresso with cream. Middle turns to espresso and bittersweet cocoa. Finish is dried nicely by the cocoa and coffee and has some faint notes of tobacco, vanilla, whiskey and oak barrel. Heavy body is extremely smooth, chewy-sticky and roasty-dry. Dangerously drinkable dessert. jake65 (3689) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Bottle: Dark brown, near black pour with a finger of creamy brown head. Aroma is sweet and chocolate laced with a bit of the roast and coffee shining through. Flavor is rich and chocolatey sweet with some lingering roast and espresso. A bit more sweetness that regular chocolate, maybe thats the cane sugar? Silky, smooth, and delicious. Really quite terrific. Thanks Immy. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
Man was this good. Thanks Carl. Awesome aroma of fruits and rich malts and sweetness and caramel and cream. Taste is so big and delicious. Creamy. This one going into Bourbon! Man I can’t wait for that. Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Like a sweet dessert in a bottle. Reminds me of a caramel fudge brownie almost. Aroma is big sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, toffee and caramel. Pretty accurate to the what the label describes. Very sweet, but not cloying. Taste is big and chewy. Tons of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and toffee. Reminds me of a heath bar. Really tasty, and definitely on the sweeter side. Highly recommended if you like sweet porters and stouts. Cheers! Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Bomber, #532 of 2007. Black with a thick brown head that faded rapidly. Nose has lots of roasty malt and toffee, some coffee and black molasses notes. Thick, creamy mouthfeel, very smooth, certainly full bodied. Flavor is somewhat sweet, burnt malt and caramel, black coffee and cocoa. A medium bitterness from start to finish, baking chocolate-like. Everything softens just a bit when fully warmed. Alcohol is barely detectable, surprising for 9%. Finishes with more toffee and caramel. Absolutely delicious! May not be for everyone, but I love it.