Bomb! is an imperial stout aged on espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chile peppers. All the flavors meld to create a truly unique beer. The peppers add just the right amount of heat to compliment the intense coffee and chocolate flavors.
Final Rating: 4.51/5
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Acquired in a trade from PA-Michigander.. thanks man!
Appearance – Pours a deep brown, nearly opaque body with a light coffee colored head that rises to an inch or so, and reduces slowly to leave some lacing and a thin layer of foam. Very nice.
Smell – Heavy coffee, marshmallow, dark chocolate, dark fruit, some vanilla and caramel. Coffee and roasty malt dominate the nose.
Taste – Yum yum.. first up is some very delicious vanilla beans, butterscotch, french vanilla, caramel. It’s unusual for a stout of this magnitude to be vanilla-forward but it’s been done, and in a very balanced, complex manner! On the follow through is coffee, milk chocolate, roasty malt, marshmallows, and some chilies. The aftertaste is charred and toasted.
Mouthfeel – Rich, velvety, heavy bodied, low carbonation. Very smooth for the ABV.
I’ve been looking forward to trying Bomb! and it did not disappoint. What we have here is a complex, balanced, sip demanding stout that rises above the rest. Seek it out!