CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a small head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is rich and intriguing, very sweet and caramel forward, some weird tootsie roll & some cocoa. Plenty of dark toast french oak in there as well. Defiantly rich smelling, perhaps a touch too sweet smelling to be really inviting, but interesting for sure.
The flavor is way unbalanced, rudely sweet with loads of tootsie roll and french oak. Where the oak mingles well in the aroma it overpowers the flavor. Beneath what I donít like lies a pretty good idea for a beer, itís got a mellow alcohol character, nice toasty malt tones, light fruity happiness, and a light chocolate character.
Itís certainly a complex beer, but the recipe needs some ironing out to really reach itís potential.
adnielsen (6161) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home via trade with randomgarbage. Thanks pepsied! Pours a clear, deep reddish orange appearance with a light brown head. Huge grainy oaky, vanilla, herbal, toasty caramel malty aroma. Flavor is quite strong with some booze and a ton of vanilla and grainy oak. Thereís some notes of light fruit, chocolate, and caramel, but the beer is incredibly, fresh wood forward with a massive amount of vanilla. A bit overly oaky, but I could see some really digging this beer. Kind of surprised to see BroIPA say he didnít get oak. Thatís all I got. He likely used a different glass that didnít accent the oak notes, possibly a beer bong?
BlackIPA (709) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
So...much...vanilla... Pours a clear amber witha pillowy white head. Super enormous notes of vanilla and caramel. Taste is vanilla milkshake, caramel, toffee, slightly bitter but oh so sweet. Not cloying though... At least not yet. No alcohol detected... No oak notes detected either. Just a straight vanilla bomb to the dome. This beer is 1st cousin of Southern Tierís Choklat. So much vanilla. So much vanilla. So much vanilla.
wlajwl (2889) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pulp and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is chocolate/coffee, grapefruit, citrus, caramel sweetness and a slight alcohol burn in the finish. A lot going on in this, almost too much so but interesting none the less.
boozedude (991) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into pint glass.. Brown pour.. Thick creamy off white head.. Aroma is alcohol..fruit.. Caramel..hinrs of chocolate.. Taste is similar.. Like it alot
igneous1 (1467) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
deep amber color, clear, big frothy almond colored head. nose has notes of vanilla, perspiration, and is a bit earthy. flavor is initially vanilla, somewhat sweet with a creamy mouthfeel. alcohol and a decent bitter hoppy finish are also perceptible.
DaBrew05 (12) - - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of caramel, vanilla. Pours a nice red color with good clarity and a small white head. Medium bitterness and sweetness with a medium body, but somehow does not seem balanced. The finish is overpowered by an alcohol flavor. Letting it warm up to room temp seemed to help bring out the caramel malt flavors and tastes better.
jmohno (831) - Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amberish,thin creamy short lasting head,some lacing.Fairly clear.
Sweet vanillay carmamel aroma, tropical fruits,candy like.
Taste is pretty good,a little hot maybe,vannilla,wood,caramel,lightish medium body,something plastic taste/texture in here,dry bitter finish.Kinda weird,seems kind of muddled or something.Weird overall taste/flavor of this.
joshmcg000 (199) - Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with nice white head. Aroma is hard to identify, smells kind of sweet, Hops maybe? Medium to heavy body. This is one confusing beer. The malts are just weird, I donít even know what Iím tasting or how to describe it. Its not terrible, but not really good. Little bit of hop bite on the back end. Some alcohol taste. Iím not getting any Oak here. Skip this one.
heemer77 (5008) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. This poured a deep reddish copper with a thin, light colored khaki head. The nose was fairly sweet with oranges and some chocolate enhanced coffee. The taste is like a boozy chocolate treat of the type you get for Christmas. There is definitely a brandy type kick throughout with a finish of caramel and hay. The body is surprisingly smooth for the abv. A strange combo of caramel, chocolate and I guess a brandy injected orange? Certainly unique, like a combo of a strong ale and a chocolate imperial stout. I am sure others may like this more than myself.