Prufrockstar (1091) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip. Pours dark cola with dark tan head.
Aroma: Bourbon, oak, toffee, vanilla, chocolate.
Taste: Sweet start, bourbon and vanilla up front, followed by a rich chocolate finish.
Palate: Smooth. Moderate carbonation, great lingering finish. Given how sweet this is I was expecting it to feel sticky, but it was really just about perfect.
Overall: Very nice. Almost completely transformed from the A Bomb. I’ll be picking up a few more bottles of this before they’re out for the year.
iowaherkeye (2695) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 from Chuck’s Hop Shop for $17.99 last month. Deep ruby brown with a half finger brown head, creamy with fair retention. Big bourbon aroma, caramel and toffee. Some spicy alcohol and light roast, fading tobacco. Flavor big on the bourbon and heat, a bit of sherry. Otherwise follows suit. Still spicy and a bit hot. Bitterness is pretty low. Dry. Medium body with light carbonation. Damn good--rather, will be in a year. Still too hot. I am quite impressed with Fremont.
markextrae (1225) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle in a trade thanks to jeff!! shared with a friend. 2011 vintage!. dark brown pour with a creamy head. that sweet bourbon is in your face while pouring! roasted malts, vanilla, a lot of oak!, chocolate, dark chocolate, cacao, cinnamon, warm christmas spice like a verry small hint of anise, a lot of sweet settled bourbon, can’t imagine what a bourbon bomb this needs to be when its fresh! remarkable beer! wasn’t expecting this!
rxeight (1472) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from bottle, fobab 2014. Chocolate caramel and bourbon. Boozy, sweet, and malty. Thick and chewy. Pretty solid.
budznsudz (566) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark pour with a bit of a cream head. Rich dark malt, mollasses and bourbon make up the lovely nose and taste profile of this amazing beer. Super impressed with this one.
Lectvay (150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2012. Dark, dark, brown. Smells like a barrel-aged stout, roasty and boozy. Tastes more like a dark barleywine. Reminds me of Bourbon County Barleywine. This is really tasty. Sweet and rich. Feels a little syrupy.
lb4lb (2552) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very bourbony. Chocolate fudgy soy bourbon.savory smell lot of sweetness. Decent, but can’t finish sample though
Ataraxia (385) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown in color, thin mocha head. Bourbon, chocolate, raisin, dates, vanilla, and cinnamon. Bittersweet with a little spiciness that grows more bitter and astringent in the finish. Smooth, full-bodied, and lightly carbed.
drfabulous (4133) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce red wax bottle. 2103 vintage. Big boozy bourbon nose. Very nice blend of bourbon and vanilla. Smooth and very tasty. Almost a lighter Dark Lord, but not by much.
maxwelldeux (3761) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at a beer festival. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is very laden with bourbon and quite a bit of oak. Taste is slightly roasty, with some bourbon coming through as well. Nice and smooth. Glad I was able to catch this.
Maltser85 (307) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of vanilla, oak, caramel, some fig, honey maybe. Taste has a slight holiday spice and then nice vanilla, oak, honey notes. Hint of cocoa maybe. Nice full body.