jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown clear with smaller white head... Lots of sweet malts complex fruity vanilla bourbon dryer finish full body sweet strong complex light smoke big flavor... Aroma of bourbon tobacco smoke sweet malt...
RichTheVillan (1608) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from International Trade; deep ruby red pour with bubbly tan head, bourbon aroma, big bourbon taste, very sweet, a hint of hop bitterness, some caramel, big ABV present.
wheresyourball (369) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber of 2012 Vintage, shared. Pours reddish brown with beige head. Nose is bourbon, molasses, vanilla. Flavor is dark fruit, caramel, bourbon, raisin, brown sugar, peet. Syrupy mouthfeel. Very rich, reminded me some of Backwoods Bastard.
Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, finger tan head.
Smell huge bourbon whisky, oak and vanilla.
Taste smooth coco, huge oak, strong boozy aftertaste.
Mid to full body.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
#3000. 2012 bottle. Deep dark brown with a tan top. Scent is caramel, wood and booze. Taste is caramel, vanilla, toast and sweet chocolate. Sticky. Good stuff!
Lukaduke (1464) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Something isn’t right here... 2012 vintage. Pours a copper color with a finger of eggshell foam. Rich burnt toffee, caramel and a touch of boozy fig notes. The palate was all wrong... weird, thin, slightly fishy with traces of black tea and burnt marshmallow. Not sure whats going on here but it was poured into the campfire at the end of the night. Hmmm ?
Homer321 (535) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Pours with a light brown with garnet highlights. minimal head that dissipates quickly nose full of vanilla and malt sweetness/sugar, some dried cherries. Taste is similar with a thick, viscous mouthfeel. some warming on the back end, slightly hot/fusely. Besides, the noticeable alcohol, a great beer. I don’t remember it being this "hot" in years past.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear deep amber body with a thin light brown head
Sweet caramel vanilla oak and fruit aroma
Sweet vanilla oak caramel fruit and mild malt flavor
Medium full body mod low carb very smooth
pushkinwow (1553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber 2012. Ruby brown with a beige head. Sweet, barley, pear liquor, initial vegetably, some vanilla and oak. Quite sweet, moderate+ body, low carbonation long boozy finish. Think I might want to wait a little longer to try this again but interesting for sure.
Martinus (2517) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red brown colour, beige head. Aroma of red fruits, malts, alcohol, whisky and bourbon. Sweet flavour, molases, vanilla, Bourbon, peach and maple. Finish raisins, Bourbon, vanilla, wood and alcohol. Very nice! Full and complex. Quite honestly I wouldn’t want to drink the whole bottle, but it’s brilliant for sipping, like a nice Sauternes or the like.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, ThirstyBird!!)
rxeight (783) - Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red, brownish pour but still transparent. Very sweet, very smooth, not very heavy on the bourbon.