mttan02 (29) - Tolleson, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, with about one finger of tan head. Nice lacing. Bourbon is quite evident in both the aroma, and taste. Smooth drinking, with some alcohol on the finish. I’d drink another.
johnnnniee (2684) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black with a smallish tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Smells of chocolate, caramel. molasses, roasted grain, brown sugar, light bourbon and vanilla, with a hint of vanilla and licorice. The flavor is fairly sweet with lost of sugary caramel, brown, and candy sugar. Roast, lots of vanilla, dark fruit and chocolate provide some depth then there’s a hint of warming alcohol and a bit of earth. Medium to thick body with a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel and a moderate level of carbonation. This is a blend of beers I think, it’s got a lot going on and I really enjoyed it. Somehow I wish I had picked up more than one bottle of this.
kayres (580) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick black with a thich tan head. Big coco aroma. Smooth medium bodied coffee and chocolate flavors hint of roast bitter
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pushkinwow (2184) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Winooski. Dark black with a tan head that fades, Nicely balanced malt, light bourbon and vanilla but a nice underlay of oak, bakers chocolate. Low carbonation, moderate to full body, light initial sweetness (caramelized brown sugar and vanilla) that develops into a growing bitterness and an unfortunate celery note at the end.
dogfish120love (1027) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown almost black. Notes of wood/oak, chocolate, coffee and vanilla.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: August 07, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy streaks of lace
Aroma: dry roasted aroma
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, just a hint of sweetness, good hop presence, light bitter finish
Overall: nice and rich but lacking in complexity
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
kathouse (1188) - Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of chocolate and oak; this beer pours black with a nice tan head. The bourbon barrel doesn’t add as much character as it should. Body seems watered down. This is mediocre at best which is a shame since I really liked the beers that blended this one. I still like this beer, but not as much.
Cybercat (3770) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong, smoky, oily aroma has notes of licorice, chocolate, bourbon and brown sugar. It pours a rich, deep sable with a thick and fine-bubbled tan head that leaves some good lacing. Flavor fills the mouth with quality coffee, licorice and bourbon tones plus subtle chocolate, nutty and toffee notes. Firm, full body has a sturdy and persistent tingle. Catch this beast while you can!
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, dark tan and brown head. Aroma is earthy, vanilla and chocolate. Taste adds a little booziness, but not much. A nice and tasty barrel aged stout.
trevor211 (1398) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. These descriptions are ludicrous. Pours deep black, with a tan head. Some coffee and hops balance vanilla and rich chocolate in the aroma. Super smooth brew -- velvet for 11%, thick, full body, and definitely on the sweet side. Milk chocolate and vanilla dominate. Not much bourbon here, but I actually appreciate that. At the same time, the flavors don’t seem like they’ve blended very well -- this one seems like it needs some age. Tasty, no doubt -- and certainly packed with ingredients and flavor -- but this one needs a bit of practice and a couple of years.