Bif (1389) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small head. Aroma of roasted malt, bit of chocolate and bourbon. Taste of roasted malt, nice light chocolate sweetness and bourbon. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth and silky feel. Excellent balance and no hint of the 10% ABV. Very enjoyable beer to relax with.
Paincane (132) - Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body with a khaki head & great lacing. Dark roasted malt, coffee, bourbon aromas. Very malt forward, rich cafe, chocolate flavors.
Mark_Eck (484) - - JUL 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Pours black. Aroma is bourbon and roasted malts. Taste is a great balance of bourbon, roasted malts, and chocolate.
Oldmanriver (19) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap in Atlanta, Ga
Can smell the lactose, sweet malty. Smells like ice cream float with a shot of bourbon. Silky smooth mouth feel with hints of coffee, toffee, bourbon. Very easy to drink, scary for a 10% abv.
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johnnyoski (431) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber - Vintage 2014. Near black in color with a small frothy tan head. Bourbon, oak and vanilla cream aroma. Heavy roasted flavor with dark chocolate, vanilla ice cream, some ripe fruit and a bourbon finish. Creamy texture and well carbonated. Goes down way too smooth for 11% abv. Great tasting stout!
GJF (1230) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cafe Hollander. Very dark pour, dense tan head with nice lacing. A very creamy, smooth beer with lots of oak mixed in with roast flavors. Generally sweet, but it dries out in the end with just a hint of hop finish. Nice.
Ron (2454) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Winking Lizard Tavern (Independence). Winking Lizard had nothing new on tap, but they had a great bottle selection. Headed by this beer. Pours a deep black color like heavy Motor oil. Boozy with a bourbon backbone. Lots of thick chocolate with vanilla and some coffee. Some good sweetness. The Bourbon is very noticeable.
lownote (50) - USA - JUL 11, 2014
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tiny head. Dark black into stemware. Not much smell. Semi light mouth feel with a bit of a bite in carbonation. Tastes of chocolate vanilla some malts and alcohol.
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
tastes of oak and maybe a hint of cherry? Thin velvet mouthfeel with a fairly dry sting at the end.
bigda83 (130) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding beer. Pours a deep brown, small khaki head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of cinnamon. Taste for me coffee stood out, and bourbon was in the background with hints of vanilla and chocolate. I got no alcohol burn at all. This was the first time trying this and I was very pleased. The part I’m confused on is that it was a 12 oz bottle and I thought was yar round. This says winter seasonal and is a bomber in the pic. Odd?