bp (819) - Queens, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft: pours black, malty, oak aroma, malt and vanilla taste with a fairly fully mouthfeel
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours with a brown color and a nice fluffy head. Nice aromas of caramel, wood and oak. Flavors of dark fruit, prunes, oak and bread. Some caramel components in the finish, very smooth, the alcohol is essentially not noticeable.
abcfan (798) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed this one alot. Awesome bourbon, smoke and vanilla flavor. Would drink again.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from Sloth in a trade. Poured in a snifter, a dark concoction with ruby edges and a thick and diminishing head. Fruity aroma and very Belgian like with notes of yeast and spices. Peppery as well. Body is super smooth and somewhat luscious and full. The oak comes late in the finish with malty sugary flavors. A solid ale from Allagash! Thanks Bert!
dagimp (778) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Greeks in Narberth PA. Pours a dark brown/black with dark white head. Smoked aroma with some maple syrup. Mouthfeel is thick and almost syrupy. Taste is dark and smooth. Less smokey than the nose but full nonetheless. Pete, oak, dark malt and liquid smoke predominate. An overall I excellent beer. I really liked it.
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jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an average, beige head. Aroma is mostly roasted malts and alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet with notes of caramel, berries and a hint of oak/cask wood. Slightly bitter at the end. Overall decent but a little too sweet for my taste.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber acquired @ Allagash Brewery, Portland, ME, and shared with ArcaneApollo. Pours a deep reddish-brown with a lacy tan head. The aroma is largely vanilla and oak, with a slight fruit and smoky characteristic thrown in. The flavor is the same, but overall it seems this beer is a bit confused. The flavors, vanilla, oak, plum, raisin, yeast, grape, and so forth, seem to crash into each other at times rather than subtly sliding and dancing across the tongue as in many Allagash brews. The alcohol is more noticeable here than in others Iíve tried from Allagash. Good, but not in the same league as their best.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma kicked out notes of fig with a good portion of higher alcohols. oak is noticeable. pours deep mostly transparent brown with a tan head that is big but dissipates to a thin foam leaving a little lacing. Flavor was big on figs, with subtle spiciness, peppery alcohol, vanilla, and oak. medium on the palate. bit of astringency and tannin. An alright beer, a little to tannic and did not of have the harmony of better belgian ales
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an ok Belgian Strong Ale. Bourban, maly, and oak flavors. Finishes dry, bitter, and chewy.
jflopsu (742) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown. Has a woody, dark fruit and caramel aroma. Taste is similar to the aroma but with some stout features of coffee and a little chocolate.