BazookaJoe (202) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very cloudy brown with a sweet whiskey aroma. Strong oak, caramel and licorice flavor that finishes warming and boozy.
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MrHangover (1813) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thnx to a very generous trader, shared with kermis at CBC ticket tasting, 2013 release. Pours a dark, reddish black beer with a small, off white, creamy head on top. Aroma has/gives massive wood, vanilla, bourbon, caramel and touches of chocolate. Flavor is sweet, bourbon vanilla characacters combined with a chocolate, malty backbone. Big wood presence in the flavors as well, making it very complex and a great sipper. Mellow alcholic for such high abv. Very well balanced and an awesome beer!
kermis (3730) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with and massive thanks to Mrhangover at the CBC 2014 ticket buying tasting. Pours dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma has massive wood, vanilla, boozy bourbon/whiskey, overripe dark fruits, caramel, fudge and a little chocolate. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate too heavy bitter. Full on sweet booziness up front with the bitterness hanging around behind in a long finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Epic!
Petrucci914 (879) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at Darkness Day 2013. Pours a red-brown color with a thin head. Aroma is caramel malts, oak, tobacco, and cherry cough syrup. Taste is much the same. Warming, complex.
Slayer85 (1029) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber (12,5% ABV). A clear dark brown beer, with a large, frothy, lightly lacing, mostly lasting off-white to light brown head. The aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, caramel), hint of hops (resin), with notes of coconut, vanilla, wood, whisky/bourbon, alcohol, raisin, plums. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture. soft/lively carbonation, very long finish with almost moderate bitterness, heavily alcoholic. Extra-yummy nose with lots of aspects. A joy to smell. Super sweet taste, with reasonable final bitterness to balance. Still overly boozy and bourbony to the point of burning the throat. A bit cloying after some sips. Imnpossible for me to finish the whole bomber. Overall a quality sipper.
zvikar (2518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Ariel. Pours deep red with a nice head, aroma of wood, toffee, vanilla, caramel, scotch, brandy and fudge, flavor of toffee, scotch, caramel, dark bread, wood, brandy, medium to full bodied, great
AndySnow (1825) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where: SBWF 2013.
Appearance: Deep amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, alcohol, caramel, chocolate.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, dried fruit, alcohol, caramel.
jmagnus87 (2050) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Clove, vanilla, dark fermented fruits and a little chocolate. Great barleywine.
viyh (72) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of chocolate with caramel overtones, but not expensive rich chocolate; Iím talking straight Milk Duds. Not in a bad way either. This is one strong tasty beer!
Frovigalning (2523) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SBWF 2013. Sweet smell of dark malts and dried fruit. Similar taste with vanilla, oak also quite boozy. Fantastic smell that didnít quite reach the same level in the taste.