fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brew kettle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma when first poured was more alcohol and roast malt. It was too cold. When it warmed up the oak and wood notes began coming through. Aroma then was real nice. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor was nice dark roast, oak and wood, vanilla, and finished with a touch of alcohol. A very nice beer.
hopwine (459) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oaky/vanilla, light chocolate nose. Flavor is same, dominated by fudgey/brownie maltyness and a significant oak presence. Solid but pretty simple.
dresden (1031) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Feel like ive had this before but here we are. 2012 edition. Oaky vanilla aroma. Flavour is woody and boozy, some chocolate, lots of bourbon. Light bodied for a beer of this magnitude. Pretty good.
woodychevy (530) - - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at beach- thanks Barb! Good enough for Mom to take 3 sips, so pretty good. Pours dark black with a decent head that sticks around. Oak, bourbon and vanilla definitely there and flirting with being overpowering. Well balanced- manages to be sweet and bitter but not overly so. Typical dark beer notes. Somewhat boozy. Very drinkable. Not overly complex. Went down nicely with SNL 40th.
Couch0508 (14) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer. You can get it pretty much any time you go to the store. Not bad.
stegel (2) - - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great tasting beer full of body and aroma. Wonderful chocolate and vanilla tastes.
smroush (72) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly complex aromas of malt, bourbon, vanilla and roasted aromas. Just a hint of chocolate, perhaps very slight coffee.
Color is a very dark brown with a light tan, but very slight head.
Nicely sweet and bitter without either one being over the top.
Pretty full bodied; a bit of an oily texture; carbonation is soft; fairly long finish.
The 11% alcohol does not come across as much as Iíd expect - this is a good thing.
Overall a pretty good beer. I like that that the bourbon and alcohol are not overwhelming. On the other hand the base beer lacks some of the power and complexity of some of the very best stouts.
lmastr (24) - Norma, ITALY - FEB 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I recognise the ability required in order to craft this kind of beer, but the alcoholic touch just didnít work for me.
mfhennig (46) - - FEB 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a soft light brown head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and dark fruit. Great flavor, was fooled by the abv rating. Smooth beer, just enough carbonation to keep me interested. I had this at a restaurant and it worked really well with a big greasy cheeseburger.
ryecatcher (881) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. 2014 vintage -- and it says 11% ABV on the label BTW. Poured (fittingly) into my Game of Thrones snifter with the Targaryen 3-headed dragon sigil on it... yeah, Iím that guy. Looks a stouty brownish-black, medium tan head, decent retention and so-so lacing. Nose is barrel, brown sugar, dried fruit (dates and raisins in particular), vanilla, cocoa, touch metallic. Mouth is medium sweet, cocoa, dark roast, soot, dried fruit, booze, medium soft carbonation. Not BCS or Black Note... but for $7.99 at The Jewel, not a bad little BA stout.
bennetporter (149) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark brown from a bottle, aroma is of oak, slight coffee. Flavor is a slight smoky, dark roasted coffee with vanilla notes. Good but not overpowering alcohol burn. Very good beer.