nsquishee (585) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like toffee and caramel. Very enticing. Pours a cloudy red-brown color with little head. Very dry taste with some sweetness and a linger tart-bitterness. Flavors of raisins and caramel are quickly dominated by flavors of oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Quite a unique beer. I bet this cellars well.
kaser (2486) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vanilla and chocolate smell. A pile of coffee beans. Thick and oily taste. Monster beer. Dessert. Draft pour at farmhouse
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber into teku glass, shared by Brandon. So, its a bourbon barrel Belgian inspired weizenbock, what does that mean. I kind of get it. But, first its overly bourbon alcohol. Just too much bourbon and alcohol with some charred barrel. So, its the traditional off putting over the top stuff. But maybe there is some Belgian dough and light banana. Flavor is fortunately less crap barrel, still some though. Its like a doughy light black banana. But generally too much alcohol, charred yeast, and yuck.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
notalush (4763) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber - hazy purplish red - fairly thick lace - nose is bourbon, vanilla, toasted oak, burnt peanut skin, caramelized sugars, alcohol - low carbonation - flavor is much like the nose - sweet, heavily alcoholic, strong barrel and bourbon - toasted coconut - quite hot - thin bodied for the strength and style - some burnt sugar and dark fruit in the finish - meh.
CanIHave4Beers (3134) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle a’la Heemer77
Pours a dark reddish brown with a small head.
The aroma is candle wax & vanilla. It’s got some nice bourbon and spicy notes but it’s overly sweet and boozy on the nose for sure.
The flavor is plenty vanilla forward, plenty sweet, spicy, woody and boozy
Certainly odd, but not really bad.
wlajwl (3738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is raspberries, caramel/toffee and a hint of dark fruit/grapes. The flavor is dark fruit/mildly vinous, toffee, malts, raspberries/berries and a slightly dry/warming alcoholic finish.
alexsdad06 (5236) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from 2012 notes. Pours a hazy brown to dark brown color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have sweeter caramel, bourbon, vanilla, wood, dark fruits, mild raisins, herbal notes, solid enough, wouldn’t mind having another bottle to check it again.
RickTStiles (696) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark with a thin off-white head. Aroma is nutty, bourbony with notes of sweet vanilla. Taste is rich with nuts, vanilla, bourbon. Finish is sweet.
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Deep brown with red highlights. Nose is slightly boozy with vanilla. Wood and slight caramel. Tastes like flat cola. There is also burning candle wax and ash in the finish. Flat body that is lifeless.
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours unclear brown amber, slightly murky with a beige head. The aroma brings sweet malty candy, unexpected. The flavor brings big sweet bourbon barrel and sweet malts, but there is definitely notes of the bock in the malts as well with bitter and caramel malts as well.
kkleu357 (244) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark thin pour. Not much carbonation. Smell is corn, sweet bourbon. Taste is sweet bourbon. Pretty thin. Lots of alcohol.