EricUhle (4) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour, 2013/2014 cellar- hopped barley wine with dark fruit backbone. Aroma still present however naturally must have mellowed with age. Dark brown colour with a touch of ethanol from alcohol however 10% abv masked quite nicely.
kathouse (1418) - Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Advertised at 12% at the brewery. Spicy brown with aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. A big beer to say the least. No head but good flavor makes up for the appearance. Best one so far.
Fritz123 (1533) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2014. Pours a muddy deep brown with small head that lasted about 20 seconds. Aroma is fruity with plums, peaches, prunes, and currants with some slight booze and barrel. The taste is similar with the aromatic fruits, thick barleywine style ale, and some booze on the finish. Well balanced though. Medium to full body, moderate carb. Slightly sweet. Really a great beer.
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at cigar city, tampa. Dark reddish brown color, tanned head. Aroma has malts, caramel, plums, some bourbon. Sweet body, plums, oak, raisins.
RLiddell (91) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Current bomber purchased at CCB. Pour is dark cola color with very little head, which disappears quickly. Not a distinct nose, but one that is rather sweet with hints of caramel and toffee. Taste is very sweet and sticky, in a b good way. The high ABV is well hidden. Nice sipper.
ryanfolty (2270) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 23, 2015 - taster glass sample at Darkness Eve. Bottle shared by me. Lots of head and much sweeter than I expected.
gpekar (484) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear dark red copper color with a tall khaki colored foamy head. The head became creamy on top as it settled. The aroma was on the mild side, predominately a sweet toffee scent with some spice. The beer had a nice creamy texture. There is alot of flavor here and pretty complex. Hints of chocolate, toffee, dark stone fruits and some mild hops come thru towards the finish. There is also a good sense of the alcohol in the flavor and a warmth from it as well. This is a good take on a Florida winter warmer. I sipped the bomber bottle all night watching the ballgame. No need for a winter warmer in August in Florida, but a pretty good brew none the less.
dinkle50 (1224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown pour with a single finger head. Aroma of sugar and a little toffee. Medium mouth. Taste is very sweet. Lots of sugar and a little alcohol. Nice bright citrus brings up the rear and balances things out. Really easy drinking for 10%. Lace present.
PartyFowle (791) - - MAY 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep purple-black. Not many bubbles are visible, though a thin khaki head does eventually arrive. Nose: Chocolate syrup, alcohol, figs, a touch of toast. Tangy prunes as well. The flavors are smoothly blended. So smoothly, in fact, that it’s kind of hard to pick out anything individually. As a whole, the brew’s a sweet, slightly roasty, very alcoholic blend. Some toffee, some caramel, some prunes. A splash of citrusy hops - mandarin oranges, berries. Toasted bread finish. An odd blend. Beautiful body, though. Creamy and medium-full with perfect, silky carbonation. A good drink for its alcohol content. I’m sure the barrel-aged versions are incredible.
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, dark ruby-copper-mohagany color, with a thick tan head. Nice dried dark cherry, fruitcake, dark dried fruit, brown chocolate nose, with some pruney, raisiny, toffee, sugar pie crust, caramelized, biscuity, toasted, pale malt accents, and with a faint candied blood orange, pink grapefruit, orange Peel, brown sugar, faint Graham’s cracker, faint english pudding note in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth very good dark dried fruit, plum juice, candied fruity peach, apricot, orange, tangerine peel, liquorish port wine, toasted, biscuity, caramel, pale, roasted malty, brandyish, honeyed, caramelized breadcrumb character, with some light earthy flowery citrus, leafy, grassy hop, light coffee, brown sugar, subtle panettone cake dough, dark bitter chocolate, subtle bran muffin, orange candyish lollipop, lemon marmalade flavours, leading towards a warming toffee, candied lemon, grapefruit peel, fruity port wine, brandy liquorish, dark bitter chocolate, coffeeish, sweet toasted, biscuity, caramel, bread, pale maltiness, light lingering citrus, leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.