Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown with a creamy thin tan head that lasts throughout. Good lacing. The aroma has lots of sweet caramel and roasted malt with a hint of vanilla. Great bourbon aroma. Initial flavor is of bourbon followed by a malty sweetness with a nicely balanced bitterness. Roasted malt. Grassy hop flavor. Warming seems to accentuate the vanilla. Medium to heavy bodied. Finishes surprisingly dry. Truly an interesting stout.
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2010 2nd August 2008. 8.5% ABV version bottle. Very dark brown - black beer. Soft silky palate, low carbonation. Creamy malt with a rich fruity undertone. Pleasant oak and vanilla and minerals on the finish. Not too dry like so many barrel aged beers. Smooth and complex.
yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very deep dark brown pour with a decent head for the weight of this beer. Almost copper head and slight lacing with roast malt and fresh cut timber scents. Full bodied, smooth and forward drinking. Flavors of roast coffee, dark chocolate, and alcohol.
WVHouseofBeer (1023) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the 2009 Pittsburgh Brufest. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt and alcohol. Flavor is of chocolate and an overwhelming whiskey flavor. It was almost like taking a shot every drink, not something that I want in a beer.
BigBeer45 (1414) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2009 Bomber bottle,
pours a dark brown and ruby, gave an initial tan and off-white small head that recedes to a ring, there was a good amount of effervescence but it is hard to see unless you hold the glass up to a light, left some sticky bubbled lacing on the glass to,
there are aromas of dark brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, dark caramel candy and burnt caramel sweetness in the background, also, there are faint berry or dark fruit aromas in the background,
flavors of dark brown sugar and some burnt brown sugar, touch of coffee, chocolate, some roasted malt flavor, a touch of alcohol on the tongue and faint licorice in the background, has a medium bitterness or so at the finish,
mouth feel is medium or a bit more with a touch of syrupiness feel in the tongue,
there are lots of floaties in this brew even though I find no sediment in the bottle,
I used to enjoy this drink more a few years ago but it appears that my palate is changing (or the recipe for this drink has changed) and this has diminished my liking for this drink, anyway, I think this drink makes a good Winter Warmer to sip on.
Bonster (181) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from my beer store. Wow! Aggressive pour, black-brown in color with thin tan head. Burying my nose in my glass aromas of bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, and coffee smack me in the face. First sip is Wow! Bourbon/alcohol flavor up front, molasses, cocoa, malt, vanilla, a lot going on in this one. The flavor evolves as the beer warms, more notes of coffee and alcohol is less pronounced. Medium body, strong and warm. Perfect for dark cold nights. One of the best beers Iíve had in a while.
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stub and Herbs. Pour is nice: black body, minimal head with decent lacing. Aroma is sweet and roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses. Flavor is bittersweet which is very nice. Palate is creamy but has a slight metallic finish. Solid beer overall.
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 Bottle. Pour was dark brown, maybe red as well. Bourbon was great, not overpowering. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate coffee. Very well balanced even with it being 9%. Enjoyable brew that I would recommend.
Davetopay (53) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I rank it high because I love it! Perfect weight and smoothness on the tongue. The flavor is ever evolving with maple, coffee, cocoa, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, and musky undertones. It kind of make me want to sit in the woods on a dank November day. I like it served at room temp. Chill down to far and the mouthfeel doesnít bloom and the flavors hide. I do have to wonder how this will cellar......
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber from Princetonís. Black in color but not very thick and little thin head. Aroma is boozy with the oak and bourbon coming out very prominently. The mouthfeel is much thinner than I expected but the flavors are definitely rich and full. Again the oak and bourbon are present with the vanilla coming through slightly on the finish.