dwm1034 (636) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bomber with SHERM1016....thanks!
Pours black with reddish tinge at edges. Bourbon nose. Initial taste is same; some booze but fairly mild. Thin body; dry at end....very tasty.
DrSilverworm (6318) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, tasted at GreatMoloko’s place.. Black wax. 2013 vintage. Black color. Thin darker brown head. Dots of lace. Nice chocolate, coffee, some honey in the nose. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Light chewiness. Some light tart tannic... Moderate sweet. Alright stuff, for me.
markextrae (947) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
shared a 2012 bomber with two friends. poured viscous black with a mocha coloured head. caramel, milk chocolate, oak, roasted malts, sweet bourbon, molasses, toffee, vanilla, oak, sweet coffee, incredible aroma, took me half an hour to notice it’’s "only" 8.5%! could use a bit more kick to the taste and it was a incredible beer! but still. what a lovely brew and so well combined with the bourbon barrels
Ratman197 (9710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a translucent dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bourbon, brown sugar, caramel, dark chocolate, light roastiness and light vanilla. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, light roastiness and light dried fruit with a smooth lingering brown sugar finish.
Homer321 (1876) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottleshare thanks to DexterCat. Nose is full of boost and booze. Pitch clack pour. Taste is full of chocolate. Very nice. Much better than my rate.
DrewFace (780) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark blackish pour, thick, mostly opaque, small tan head. Big boozy bourbon aroma up front, sweet, oaky, vanilla, more booze, lightly roasty, chocolate. Semisweet chocolatey, toffee, bourbon, vanilla flavor.
beechner224 (667) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share thanks to dextercat. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is mix of bourbon boost, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is smooth, rich, burns a bit in the back of the throat. Aftertaste is clean, just a bit of boost.
Lukaduke (2144) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep umber color. Lots of chocolate roast is apparent, some sweet sticky honey sweetness lies underneath the roast with traces of licorice, vanilla bean, caramel, nilla wafers and cocoa powder. Touch of bitterness cleans up the finish with lingering boozy bourbon character.
umich03jm (1938) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to my winter secret santa jckp64. Pours black with a creamy dark brown head that fades to a nice ring. Great aroma of bourbon, licorice, sweet chocolate fudge, honey and dark fruit. Taste has lots of chocolate cake, licorice and bourbon. Starts a little sweet but ends very dry and a little bitter. Somewhat boozy but still pretty smooth and creamy. Medium to thick body. The mouthfeel is incredibly dry and a little chalky. Great aroma and really nice taste but not a fan of the very dry finish and the mouthfeel. Still pretty great overall.
cpetrone84 (1372) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is jet black motor oil with a small amount of dark mahogany head. Nose is quite nice, lots of rich malt and a lot of wood and bourbon notes. Strong fudge and caramel. Taste is a bit more woody up front, slightly chalky malt mid palate, rich fudge quality is a touch muted, some dark berries in back and bourbon through the finish. Full bodied, dry finish, soft feel, a touch slick in back, nicely carbonated.