Ratman197 (10446) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, oak, vanilla and roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooith. Flavors of oak, dark chocolate, roastines and light licorice with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
arminjewell (7030) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the final bottles opened at BIllís tasting, and it was one of the best. 2012 bomber. Pour was thick black with thin creamy tan head, aroma was nice big bourbon and vanilla notes, nice dark fruits and sweet chocolate, espresso also came through with a slight bitter earth. Taste was awesome, big and bold but not unbalanced, nice dark fruits and dark chocolate, mixed into some toffee, caramel, mix of espresso, vanilla and bourbon was sweet but bittering, finishing dry. Nice stuff.
ErikvW (10) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bold nose and Great flavors but a light body and too much carbonation keeps this one from being stellar.
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at churchills in san marcos....pours a dark black hue with virtually no head retention.
aroma is of coco, coffee and some remnants of dark fruits. flavor is boozy - bourbon in particular - warms up your esophagus on the way down - a beautiful beer.
thick mouthfeel with lively carbonation.....
LokiV5 (2) - USA - DEC 17, 2011 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
caramel, chocolate, alcohol, smoke, licorice, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, long finish,
PhillyCraft (3575) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Churchills. Poured a pitch black body with wery tiny beige head and sporadic lacing if any. Aromas of the purest cocoa, rich bourbon(jack daniels barrels), vanilla bean, hefty amount of toasted coconut, and caramel. Taste reminds me so much of bourbon angels and older visc. Notes of oak, chocolate, whiskey, sweet caramel, roasted malts from the Serpents in it, black cherry even when it warms up a bit. Soft as silk mouthfeel. Warming and delicious. Thanks Tony.
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to ?? for sharing. What was this a blend of? This was quite delicious. Mostly everything Iím looking for in a barreled impy. Wish this was in the Sinners club.
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 batch... black body with a light tan head and ring, light lace... nose of bourbon, chocolate, alcohol, a bit of roast and vanilla, pretty nice... taste is roasty bourbon coffee, really good not great, but I would gladly have again
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on 5/2/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle at the West Lakeview Liquors Struise event, thanks to whoever brought this. Pours black with an average tan head that slowly recedes to an even layer of thin lace. The nose is primarily oaky with coconut, dill, vanilla, and cinnamon, along with underlying chocolate, and some coffee bitterness. The flavor is not as sweet as I expected, given the nose, with the oak flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, and coconut blending beautifully with the coffee, caramel, and chocolate malt with a hint of light bitterness. The body is full and sticky with light carbonation and a long oaky and lightly bitter coffee finish.
48FanInCali (772) - California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 2011 Poured from a 22 to cap off Beerfest 3.0. Nose is bourbon, vanilla and sweet chocolate. Taste follows the nose with a very smooth bourbon, vanilla, malty greatness. This one is special. Updated for 2012 release. Similar notes but sharper vanilla and bourbon notes. Even better than 2011.