maxwelldeux (2226) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught. Pours a dark brown with a small head. Heavy alcohol smell from the bourbon barrel. Very light, though, and easy on the palate. Great find.
mwbrady12 (398) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong aroma of vanilla and bourbon with a dark black pour. Taste is complex with a warming aftertaste.
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Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hugely amazing beer here. I need to get me some PVW if this is what it does to beers. Aroma is vanilla, toasted malts, chocolate, and bourbon. Taste is smooth and rich with great depth of flavor for a 6% beer. Loved it!
Ernesto987 (2375) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
wow now this is awesome, bomber from charleston beer exchange. Amazing bourbon flavors, thanks pappy van. Tons of chocolate and coffee. Finishes like coffee. Dry and roasty. Great barrel characteristics.
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beer Dinner @ Lucky 32.
Pour: Rich mocha brown pour. Thin brown collar.
Aroma: Bourbon notes mixed with a mocha smokiness.
Taste: The barrell-aging really adds a unique character to an already great porter. The bourbon blends with the roasted malt, with its cocoa/espresso tones incredibly well.
Overall: Fantastic porter. The bombers seem to fly off the shelves in local beer stores. I grabbed a few of the last bottles at Pipe & Pint last spring. Highly recommended.
douglas88 (4480) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark mahogany color with a medium brown head. A light nose of cocoa and roast, some wood and smoke. A nice mellow flavor with some light whiskey that grows as you get into it, some char, big vanilla, a bit of warmth despite the six percent. Pretty nice.
coolpop (1163) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured nearly black with a large tan head that left a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavor were bourbon forward, vanilla, some chocolate and coffee, lots of roast malt. Slightly astringent mouthfeel. Very good
jcos (1176) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 6/8/2012 at SAVOR 2012. Faint bourbon character in nose and aroma, but otherwise a good porter.
dbarnold (1073) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good porter...didn’t get a whole lot from the barrel on this one. Sampled at SAVOR. Pours brown, small head. Roasty, nutty, light in palate, with a clean finish. Not the chocolate or vanilla that I would expect from barrel aging, but a pleasant beer.
radagast83 (3110) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured at SAVOR. Poured a near black with some ruby hues on the edge of the glass, tan head. Aroma was bourbon, woody, vanilla, with touch of sweetness. Flavor had a nice woody vanilla note, with a solid bourbon note. Pretty enjoyable.