BBB63 (6447) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter (and yes a bottle I did NOT get from Eric Starnes) : Pours basically opaque with a small creamy tan head, oily viscous legs and some lacework. The aroma has extremely heavy vapours of dark fruits (prune, plum , black cherry, fig) with luscious rum barrel character. What I like is I still get lots of the base beer character of milk chocolate, roast, char, tobacco, leather, tar and herbal hops. The taste is not quite the level of the nose with the heavy fruit, earthiness and barrel fighting off some oncoming sour’d twang. Sweet but never cloy, boozy but never over the top, woody but not tannic. Mikey Likey this a lot... Hopscotch why didn’t I get this from you ;-)
markextrae (2142) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber bottle shared by a friend. Bottled in 2011. I hope this one hasn’t lost his pride yet. Poured a dark Black colour with a tanned ring on top. Nose of dark rum soaked raisins, earth tones, fainted cinamon, burned caramel, and some sweet bakers chocolate, some dark fruit notice, cherries, oak, and sweet rum, some sweet figs in the aftertaste combined with fudge and spices. I have no idea how this should have tasted fresh. But this one is still tasting Great! Cellared very well these last 4 years. The suprise of the evening
Koelschtrinker (12659) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malziger, etwas zu alkoholischer Antrunk. Wenig süffig, wenig herb, süßlich, etwas schokoladig. Naja... 8/11/10/8/9/8
ThirstyBird (2187) - London area, Herefordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks Roman! Pours a very dark black with a small rich brown head. The smell is licorice, super rich malt, dark fruit soy sauce. The taste is as it smells with some alcohol and a dry char ending. Full bodied with mild carbonation.
Erzengel (5503) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Many thanks to Roman. Nice smooth malty beginning. Intense malty, sweetish-smooth, fresh. Roasty butter, fresh malty, smooth with a nice sweetish maltyness. Nice.
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle ,pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates quickly.. Aroma has a decent amount of dark grains, raisins and roasted malt with backing bourbon and chocolate. Flavor has a good amount of chocolate and raisin with a bit of bourbon and roasted malts.CHEERS!
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Cocoa, rum and spices. Very boozy. Super long finish.
ansalon (1830) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bishops Arms Vasagatan. Pours black with no head. Aromas of muscovado sugar, leather, rum, raisins, dates, marinated plums. Taste is muscovado sugar, raisins, rum, dates, plums. Mouthfeel is oily, sticky with almost no carbonation. Fantastic!
ej (978) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 2011 shared with BBGTC. Pours a menacing black producing a small, very dark tanned head. Aroma is marvellous.. Rich roasted malts, hints of coffee, allspice and chocolate. Faint liquorice notes as well. Taste is well balanced, roasty and semi sweet dark fruits /malts. Some bitter coffee / burnt grains. Some soy-sauce sourness, leather and slightly oxidized notes. Body is full, thick and oily texture and soft co2 levels. Awesome.
48FanInCali (815) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bomber - super thick black pour with a thin head and not a lick of retention. Nose is heavy coffee, roast, and some chocolate. Taste follows the nose with some molasses and light sweetness. Booze has mellowed out some. Thick and oily on the palate. Good stuff.
kraddel (4563) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
At BBF 2014 .
Pours black, no real head . Smell is bourbon / wood . Taste is bit bitter , very chocolaty . Bit too heavy for it low carbonation, giving this the mouthfeel of flat , thick juice ( not something I like in beer ) but the other aspects are very nice