SpringsLicker (3172) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark brown with ruby highlights under a thick frothy tan head.
The aroma is soft sweet malts and cocoa powder with a touch of marshmallow.
The flavor is sweet but with a roast malt bitterness keeping the sweetness well reined in. Complex in it’s own strange way. It does hide it’s alcohol well.
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown almost black with a khaki head. Roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, and earth. Smooth palate, chewy malts, nuts, earth, clean finish
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"What - this was (partially) barrel aged?! That may be where the slightly off aroma and flavors that I described last night as "vegetal"came from, but damn, i didn’t get any barrel aged goodness outta this one. It’s a suped up brown that if not for the green olive like offness had some serious potential to be very very good. As it was, it was still decent. Looked good, great body, and some nice complexity with the roast and malt (and I guess bourbon) in there, but I couldn’t get past the off notes. Nevermind - upon further review, the brewer’s description ablove is for Flight of the Pimp, a totally different beer. So this one is indeed NOT barrel aged. Good. I thought I was losing it."
DuffMan (7139) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with my father in law. Very hazy medium brown, off white head. Heavy malts, lots of cocoa and burnt sugars, finishing with an assertive bitterness. A bit of dusty yeast. Very tasty.
TheEpeeist (3414) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz, bottled 6/2012. Deep brown with creamy tan foam. Nose is brown sugar, molasses, hay and coffee grounds. Seductively silky with a sharp tang ending bitter and ashy. Taste is dark chocolate, dark roast and burnt sugar with swirls of dark fruit. A jacked up brown; i like it.
suprchunk (2420) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Ruby highlights. Tan, creamy head. Plenty of lacing. Malty aroma, nuts, caramel. Malty taste with a creamy mouthfeel. Nutty and chocolatey. Not bad.
bth122 (1311) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bomber. Very dark brown color. Aroma is thick roasted malt, caramel, cocoa, molasses. Some warming alcohol. Huge malty caramel body. Medium bodied on heavy side. Creamy texture. A bit of bitterness at end. A big malty beer.
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown with two fingers of beige head. Looks great. Aroma is a little weak, toasted nuts, slight roasted malts that yield a mellow coffee notes. Taste rolls around the tongue much like the aroma. This is pretty much just it comes billed as, a double brown ale. I actually liked it quite a bit at first, but as it warmed it became too boozy. If that was better balanced this would be very impressive. As it is, pretty good.
AndyW68 (1160) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a red tint and tan head. Aroma is sweet raisins. Taste follows nose. Fairly good.
Errl (1782) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle..Nose is spice, chocolate, nutty, caramel, toffee, hop spice..Taste is nice caramel, nutty, chocolate ice cream, light sweetness
DCLawyer (1559) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 5/12. Bomber->SA. Dark brown with big frothy tan head. A: sweet malt, chocolate, raisins, honey, booze. T: strong boozy malt, with caramel, coffee, molasses. Good taste, but a bit rough.