kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: November 22, 2008
Source: Liquid Solutions
Appearance: black, wispy brown head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate enhanced by a dark caramel and vanilla sweetness
Body: big creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, lots of black oak bitterness, vanilla sweetness comes back to balance, dark chocolate comes in rich and strong, bourbon mixes in with the chocolate for the perfect finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
railcat1 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle,this poured a dark brown almost black with hints of chocolate and coffee roasted malts and had quite a bitter finish overall it was ok but i have had better.CHEERS!
bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I definitely couldn’t refuse this one for $3.99 a bomber. But then I thought "BA RIS for four bucks? This beer has to suck." But It’s pretty decent. Pours opaque blackish brown with a thick and lacy tan head. Coffee, chocolate and molasses nose, with just a bit of pine. Creamy full body and fine carbonation. Bittersweet taste of coffee, dark chocolate, raisin vanilla custard. Smoky, almost ashy espresso finish, with a bit of pine going along for the ride.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz. bottle) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, coffee, light pine, and soy. Flavor of roasted malt, soy, and coffee with a creamy mouthfeel and a bitter finish.
GodOfThunder (1243) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Beerlando for the taste. Pours dark with a tan head. Nose is surprisingly hoppy and woody, along with the typical stout flavors of coffee and cocoa. Flavor follows suit. The hops and barrel aging come through most in the flavor, followed by a bit of creamy vanilla espresso. This is a solid stout, which I think would get better with a little more age to mellow the hops.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a deep dark mahogany color that appears virtually black. A small, creamy, khaki colored head leaves some nice lacing bands on the glass. Aromas include chocolate and mocha in the forefront, with hints of espresso and plenty of dark caramel malt. Traces of vanilla and oak enter the fold as well, perhaps along with a wisp of bourbon. Flavors are on the sweet side, burnt caramel sugars and medium-dark chocolate showing well. Oak and vanilla lend a creaminess to the taste, while a nice, twangy bourbon notes comes through on the finish. The body is substantial, but a little disappointing for an imperial stout of this stature. Still, it is smooth and the alcohol is well concealed. Very nice brew overall.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle - pours jet black with foaming chocolate head; smooth, rich aromas of cold-pressed coffee, espresso and sweet candy; not too much barrel in the nose; a very sweet impy with very little of the typical roasted quality; a nice change for sure; coffee, vanilla in the flavors; very tasty overall with a super sweet finish; very smooth for 10% with the main feature from the barrel being the sweetness
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, earthiness, light pine, light tar and a hint of licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of bitter chocolate, charcoal, roasted malt, coffee and a hint of wood with a smooth dry warming lingering roasty bitter finish.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Opaque black color with a three finger tan head. Whoof aroma of coffee, burnt toast and alcohol. Full bodied with creamy frothy carbonation. Flavor is mostly coffee. Hints of chocolate. The oak astringency is detectable. Finish is rather coffee. Astringent. Damn good drink.
sersdf (1013) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks zeswaft. thin bodied black pour with light tan head. smells so much of chalk and alcohol. tastes better than smells. but still burnt ash tray flavor. pretty lousy.