JHeath99 (1215) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark opaque black with very little head. Aroma of coffee and bourbon. Taste of raisins and wood.
dwm1034 (669) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber with SIL SHERM1016.....thanks!! Pours almost black with thin head....not a big smoke devotee, but this one is mild enough in that area to be enjoyable. Lots of bourbon (but not much vanilla with that - but some) along with booze and your ’usual’ imperial flavors like chocolate, hints of oak, etc...very tasty. Thanks SIL!!
sherm1016 (1182) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s Lakeview. Pours a jet black color with a tan head and some lacing. Aroma is boozy, bourbon, a little smokey. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, smokey, bourbon, oak, vanilla, with a light, smokey finish. Interesting intersection of smoke and bourbon.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of bourbon, woody, dark fruits, lighter smokiness, and roast. Tastes of wood, bourbon, smoke, roast, vanilla, and dark fruits. 12.5% well hidden with a lighter alcohol finish.
Rando7 (760) - Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours black with one finger brief brown head, nice lacing. Aroma malts, roast, bourbon. Taste dark malts with chocolate, roast, smoke and bourbon. Thick mouhtfeel with a hint of powderiness and nice alcohol burn. Brief roast finish. I enjoyed this, didn’t feel there was too much bourbon, really pretty well balanced.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a creamy brown head, moderately long retention and slight lacing. very sweet. strong dark fruit again: raisins and dates. lots of oak, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, smoke. very strong bourbon, big alcohol presence. very sweet, medium-heavy bitter, umami. full body, thick and creamy feel. soft carb. very hot. finishes strongly boozy. bourbon is a bit strong for my tastes, but that’s sort of the entire point, isn’t it?
rxeight (1573) - Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black as night pour. Minimal head. Aroma is whiskey, taste is more whiskey, doesnt have the heat of bcbs. But really not much else. Tasty, but below average for a bb impy.
bhensonb (11673) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown/black with a slight dark tan head that left rapidly. Huge chocolate aroma with hints of bourbon and smoke. Full bodied - really. Flavor starts alcohol/bourbon moving on to musty chocolate with smoke and light spice. Lots of flavor in the finish. Finishes as the flavors with an additional musty/woody tone. Mind bending flavor assortment.
IrishBoy (3900) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, oak, and a hint of smoke. Black with a medium tan head which dissipates quickly. Flavor is lightly sweet, smoky beef jerky with some white pepper, chocolate, and a hint of bitter . Finishes with light alcohol. Nose is not very strong, but it tastes great.
bleeng (1548) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours deep black with no head. Nose of burnt malts, some barrel. Taste is full of alcohol, very dry and bitter, but smooth going down. Nice.