stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely can notice the malt switch. On the nose big bourbon followed with smoke. Initial sip reminds me of a highland scotch. Peaty, smooth sweet and filled with bourbon.
ryanfolty (2270) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 13, 2015 - bottle from AV3 a long time ago. Very dark pour with limited head. Aroma was sweet malt, bourbon and chocolate. Taste started out sweet, moved into a mild bourbon and finished too dry and roasty for me.
vandc01 (255) - North Branch, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22oz bomber at home.
Aroma has bourbon, chocolate, vanilla.
Taste is complex and very good.
Mouth feel is how a imperial stout should be.
Fantastic tasting beer
TheJester (2303) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle. Pours oily brown. Complex aroma and flavour with smoke, roast, booze, mocha, coconut, and maraschino cherry. Good body. Outstanding beer.
marcus (8280) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours near black with a tiny tan head and a marvelous treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with lots of smoke, a bit of chocolate and a bourbon finish.
Bricks (838) - Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super dark goodness with no head. Great aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit. Really good. Taste of roasted malt and alcohol.
WillRunForBeer (1814) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Adrien, thanks! Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is dark chocolate, spent coffee grinds, bourbon vanilla oak. Flavor is dark chocolate, licorice, warm bourbon and tannic oak in the finish. Sorry, this is a little too tannic for my taste.
AirForceHops (5262) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber Bottled on 4/18/2013. Nice aroma of whiskey right up front, mild chocolate, Burnt sugar with weak hints of licorice. Lightly sweet bourbon with burnt sugar, the hints of licorice and some lingering chocolate in the finish. Medium to fuller body with a mildly creamy texture. Pretty nicely done stout.
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Adrien for sharing. Bottled - 4-18-2013. Pitch black, brown edges. no light goes through at all. almost no head either. The nose is very strong, tons of wood, a lot of sweet vanilla and whiskey, chocolate candy bars and licorice. Oh yeah, this is pretty flavorful but almost like chewing on cheap candies, overly sweet, lots of butterscotch and licorice and old oranges, something else weird and plastic-like. The finish is very bitter and almost like a solvent. but for what itís worth, I like this beer despite some of the off flavors.
Mrnoluv (273) - long beach, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I let this age for a year and a half bottle date 4/13 drinking it on 10/14, itís like a milk stout without the lactose. So malty....This is a strong beer!
slowrunner77 (8356) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Mmmmeaty. I should really lead the back of the label. When I bought this, I "just" thought I was getting a bourbon version of the very good base beer (which isnít smoke like their Vampire Slayer is). Well...glad I was wrong. Solid beer across the board. This was a big chewy monster of a stout, but not too much at 12.5%. The fudgy roasted stout, smoke, and bourbon are all prevelant and share the stage well, in the nose and on the tongue. Nicely done.