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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A deep red malt-forward ale brewed with plenty of caramel malts and a touch of rye. Brewed and dry-hopped with Palisade and Zythos hops and aged for over six months in Koval barrels, a local Chicago distillery.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Muddy amber/ mahogany with thin head. Aroma is big whiskey, oak, coconut, butterscotch. Toffee. Flavour is more of the same. Nutty, woody, buttery oak. Caramel/toffee and toasted malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1497) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bourbon aroma and taste omnipresent. Pretty red color. 8% ABV less than competitors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (501) - Delaware, USA - JUL 3, 2014
from bomber pours a fairly deep mahogany red color..nose is whiskey...trace of leather and tobacco..some sweet vanilla perhaps molasses and yes caramel..medium mouthfeel..is fairly smooth at first with some noticeable sweetness..lingering whiskey heat warms you up and stays around with a trace of alcohol burn..interesting all around..tastes like those kraft caramel squares..if they were a darker color and given a whiskey bath..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1242) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bomber from Woodmans in the Falls, cellar aged 4 months. Pours a murky brownish tan with an off white head leaving spots of lace. Aroma has bourbon. And bourbon. Later some fruits and faint caramelly malt show up. It is a nice vanilla, though. Taste is of sweet vanilla, with citrus and stone fruits, and a solid toffee base. Never gets too sweet, which could have been an issue with vanilla/toffee. Some alcohol presence. Medium bodied, and sticky. Finishes long and oaky bourbon sweet, with fruit. Solid tasty, bourbon-y brew. Stays away from cloying, telling me they picked the correct brew to barrel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2094) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bomber into a snifter - nose is bourbon. Bourbon dominates the sip as well. Sweet and woody.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (879) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Chudwick. I am tired and sleepy and don’t want to talk beer anymore. The end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6669) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Very hazy medium amber with a light gold head. Very malty, chewy, bread pudding, toffee, with a kiss of hops. Barley wine territory, just not as dense.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from Binnys southloop. Poured a hazy red brown with dissipating beige head. Aroma of caramel vanilla fruit. Light carb med bod. Bitter sweet caramel malty taste. A tad hot and harsh.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
novice101 (308) - - APR 18, 2014
This is one amazing brew, pours dark orange/amber color with a small film of head and the smell of malts and vanilla jumps straight out! Taste is wonderful loads of malts and whiskey sweetness followed by some alcohol warmth, Great brew!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2014
Oh well this beer is delicious! Brown color with some delicious bourbon flavors. Nice hop and malt balance. I taste the bourbon sweetness through this one with some brown sugar and a little hop bitterness in the finish!


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