b3shine (6157) - Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber to snifter (shared by jmborggren). Looks good; a translucent dark brown with light beige head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; LOADS of chocolate with some oak as well. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Good beer!
Westmeister (1954) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cumming GA Tasting. Mixed reviews on this one. This one came off more like a sweet stout for me, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Sweet boozy nose. Sweet cocoa, sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, dark chocolate, lite coffee, candi sugar. Overall too sweet and almost comes off not fully attentuated.
jrob21 (2772) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to deadcat for bringing this one. Tasting with westmeister. Big chocolate flavors and bittersweet chocolate texture, bitterness, and presence. All about the chocolate here. Did not realize this was barrel aged but there is some smoothing out vanilla in there as well. Dessert like beer that is a little one dimensional unfortunately.
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Forsyth County Bumble Tasting. Pours nearly black with white head. Scent is chocolate with a touch of roast. Sweet with a chocolate bite. Light Heavy with carbonated bite. Bottle - Shared at Tasting
neepsntatties (1280) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with the brownish label and the jowly, smiley white muzzled lab. Colour...dark brown with a thick tan head. Nose...dayum! This smells like liquified Tootsie Rolls!! Palate...booze, Tootsie Rolls, boozy Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Roll purée, Tootsie Roll pudding and Tootsie Roll pot de creme! I’m in Tootsie Roll heaven!!
Zymurgeist2 (1178) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Rose and Crown. Massive chocolate with moderate vanilla aroma. Slightly hazy brown with khaki head of large bubbles. Moderate chocolate and slight boozy vanilla taste. Moderate bitterness and finishes with sweet chocolate.
jkwood04 (4365) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, light oak, and light dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the 3 main components. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer.
jake65 (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, sent by my good pal Toby in a sweet trade. Thanks man! A darker brown pour topped with a creamy finger of brown head. The nose is to die for; vanilla, milk chocolate, light roast, and espresso. Decadent. Creamy mouthful of sweet milk chocolate with just the right amount of barrel coming through. Very light on the bourbon and faint vanilla. The oak and roast really provides a sturdy balance to the sweetness. Reminds me of a really good chocolate chip cookie. Top notch brew. One of the best barrel-aged brews I’ve had in a while. I wish I would have shared this, but at the same time polishing off the bomber solo over the course of a couple hours wasn’t all bad.
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown with a big fluffy khaki head. Lots of chocolate on the nose, super roasty coffee, a little oak, a little maple, caramel, and nice toasted malt. Wow really nice vanilla and mocha flavors on the taste, slight bourbon and caramel, nice milky chocolate, oak and toasted malt. Super tasty beer, just enough bourbon for this and I love the chocolate flavor.
Maverick34 (2454) - New York, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from decicco. Dark brown to black pour with edge of red. Chocolate, vanilla, oaky bourbon. Quite good.