Art (2094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from FBW 2014. Shared at BA tasting. Pours a clear copper brown color. No real head. Aromas of vanilla and dark fruits. Batrel isn’t overpowering. Taste is sweet with a hint of booze heat.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared at redlight. Very sweet, oak and vanilla. Very smooth, quite nice
joeneugs (3845) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. It pours reddish amber with a shrinking orange/khaki head. The aroma is a bit hot and solventy, but has nice bourbon notes and some hints of raisins and plums. The bourbon and alcohol is a bit overpowering. The flavor is also sweet with lots of bourbon, although it’s surprisingly not as hot as the aroma. Wood, vanilla, caramel and a little cherry rounds out the flavor profile. It’s a bit thin and simple for such a big beer, but it’s definitely quaffable. Nice.
brokensail (12367) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a thin khaki colored head. Smells of bourbon, vanilla, wood, and dark fruits. Plenty of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar to go along with it. Perhaps a hint of molasses along with some light oxidation. The beer tastes great. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and bourbon are the primary flavors with vanilla, oak, and dark fruits such as plums and raisins playing a role as well. The only knock I have on this beer is the body, which is quite thin.
Beerman6686 (5087) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a murky darker red color with a beige head. Aroma was lots of oak and vanilla, booze, and some caramle and toffee too. Flavor was very sweet and oaky, a bit underattenuated, not much of the underlying beer comes through past the bourbon/oak unfortunately.
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice beer, understand there is some variation but it is intensely sweet and caramally, slight fruit, slight earthy hop.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Toronado. Phone rate. Reddish brown body with a small beige head, down to a thin ring rather quickly. Oxidized sweet bourbon nose with granulated caramel, a bit of honey and bruised apple. Flavor follows suit with added new oak and good amount of spicy alcohol. Some dark fruits, but mainly caramel and some toasted grain dominate. Seems fairly sweet, but the strong alcohol helps the beer to a semi-dry boozy new oak finish, bitterness at a 2-3. Aftertaste of banana strands. Light to moderate prickly carbonation with a full body. Not too bad at all.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from BevMo Mira Mesa: Deep red-amber color with a small, fading off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit with a hint of alcohol. Flavor starts rich dark fruit followed by honey, maraschino cherry, some alcohol heat and a light bitter-sweet finish. Medium body is smooth and creamy with lively carbonation.
fletchfighters (1205) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
640 ML bomber
Light brown sugar color, persistent white head that settles to a collar through drinking. Sticky ABV legs.
Nose is bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, burnt brown sugar, dark fruits and figs. Nice array for the nose. A little more towards the brown sugar, and toffee but quite nice.
Taste is in line with the nose but add in some coconut and pretty much dialled in. A little thin in the taste and quite barrel forward.
Sweet and sticky feel. More brown sugar, toffee and coconut in the feel. Quite slick. Medium bodied and well hidden ABV.
Nice beer that will continue to develop more
JohnnyJ (4788) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Clear amberish pour, thin off-white head. Sweet malts, caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. A nice beer with strong barrel character. Pretty boozy and hot though, and the mouthfeel seems to be pretty thin. Worth a try at least.