thirdeye11 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) very dark brown with light tan bubbles on top. Nose of grass, bourbon, greens, vegetal, brown sugar. Taste of bourbon (big), wood, unsweet and very bitter, dark chocolate, cologne, burnt, with hot alcohol and burnt toast in the finish.
mar (5098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Poured black with a thick khaki head. Nose is wood, chocolate, vanilla, and creamy. Nice on the palate, flavors are, roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon, has a nice finish as well.
jcwattsrugger (11754) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@PilsnerPeters that I brought-22oz bottle-pours a retaining brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/anise/chocolate. Taste is wood, dark malt-burnt chocolate, earthy hops.
blutt59 (6364) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, black pour with tan foam, aromas of coffee and vanilla oak, flavor is sour expresso, tarpitch, hoppy bitter finish
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Poured a dark black color with a big thick tan head. Aroma of booze, bourbon, and roasted malts. Very smooth taste, with the bourbon/boozy and oak flavors rolling over the tongue, little bite from hops, and nice dry finish.
Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours dark brown to black with a tan head. The aroma is oak, alcohol, roasted malt and bourbon. The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, oak, whiskey with some piney hops and earthiness that was somewhat unexpected. Medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and a high, prickly carbonation which took away from the beer.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barrel aged bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a huge tan head with good lace over a black body. Aroma of pine, bacon, wood,earthy, chocolate and barrel. Taste is bitter, pine, chocolaty, earthy and clay. Lively bubbles.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Daknole at Hellbilly’s Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Pours midnight black with a nice tan head. The nose is bourbon, coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is ashy cocoa, coffee, light wood and sweet bourbon with a bitter coffee finish. Medium bodied. Good stuff – thanks Dak!
italarican (1538) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Peter’s RBSG. Beautiful deep black pour with lovely tan lacing. Aroma is a rich blend of coffee and chocolate liqueur. Flavor has dark chocolate, smoke, malt, and fig. There’s an earthy hops finish, yet the smoke and chocolate remain after sips. A treat.
wavers1 (915) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
09, hand written ’B’ on the cap. huh, had this next to the regular version, and this one is def better, maybe the regular i had was a bad bottle. this one is far less oxidized, barely any in fact. the pour is about the same, but a larger head, great retention and thick ropey lacing. the aroma is distinctly spicy, lots of cinnamon and cloves and more of a rye whiskey feel than bourbon. the taste is not distracted by metal, and is about average, no major flaws, but nothing is really grabbing me either. the palate is better too, a bit creamier, and the body is not thinned at all by the barrel aging. was expecting this to be a drain pour, but not too bad.