bhensonb (13233) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Catchup from the past. Bomber from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Purple wax. Bottle No. 106. Year 2009. Pours very black with a 1 finger tan head. Strong aromas of oak and vanilla. More than full bodied with rather mild carbonation. The flavor is very smooth burnt malt, with treacle, vanilla and oak. Compares very favorably with Paradox. It develops complexity, and shows a little heat. Very, very good. Worth the cost? You only live once. And the aroma continuously tantalizes, and the taste ditto. Try to try it.
Beerhunter111 (13111) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fast schwarze Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch sehr Schokoladig, röstmalzig, Vanille, alkoholisch. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, süß schokoladig, Vanille, alkoholisch, mastig.
Tmoney99 (12757) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2012. Poured black color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla woody and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a rich smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet bourbon and chocolate cream flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet smooth finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout brew.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle with purple wax, #99/2009, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vinous, plum, some bourbon, toasted coconut, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, bourbon, and coffee.
Ratman197 (12166) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber 2011 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, roasted malt, carmel, fruittiness, cocoa, oak and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, bourbon, roastiness, cocoa and light fruittriness with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.
jtclockwork (12142) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 2009 vintage. Purple wax. Pours jet black with brown head. Nose/taste of bourbon, vanilla, roast coffee, oak, roast chocolate malt and milk chocolate fudge. Medium body. Hint of bourbon in the finish. Very smooth.
Lubiere (11951) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice bitter chocolate with good coffee notes, herbal hops, burned malt, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, so smooth, well balanced, sweet chocolate malt with caramel, coffee, bourbon, very nice. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
Benzai (11865) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ FiftyFifty Eclipse Charity Tasting. Opaque black color, average sized beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, liquor, firm roast. Taste malts, roast, liquor, very nice malt and whiskey bitterness. Medoum to full body, medium carbonation. Lovely.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[09 Elijah Craig BBA-purple wax] @RBWG-22oz-thanks to –pours a thin light brown head and black color. Aroma is bourbon, roasty dark malt, dark fruit, earthy. Taste is bourbon, roasty dark malt-ashy, earthy hops bite. 4.1
*110604-Fifty Fifty [Four Roses ‘10-red wax] -22oz bottle @RBSG shared by boamr-pours a brown head and black color. Aroma is sweet bourbon, dark malt-molasses. Taste is sweet bourbon, dark malt-molasses, secondary hops bite. 4.2
Pinball (11740) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#6 at papsoe blind tasting
pitch black,smooth light brown head.
dry aroma. coffee, roasted grains, pretty straight.hops are only bitter.
flavor is sweet licorice, coffee, roasted grains, wood, whiskey?
would be better with less sweet licorice