BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a big foamy brown head. Aroma is of chocolate, wood, malt, bourbon, and spice. Taste is very chocolately to start. Has a very muted bourbon and wood taste. It blends nicely with the chocolate and spicy earthiness. Lightly roasted malt backbone. Lingering taste of smooth bourbon and spice. A big too malty, but itís solid.
thornecb (4402) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black into a snifter. Hefty mocha head fills the glass before slowly cratering and receding. Tangy chocolate aromas. Thin with sweet bourbon and chocolate upfront turning to hot espresso and bourbon in the lasting vanilla finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a black body with a yellow tan head. Malty milk chocolate and molasses tones. A mild woody oakiness with some light roasted malt and mineral. A boozy vanilla warming. Decent stout.
Sledutah (4685) - Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 650ml bottle
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a large frothy tan head, leaving clumps of lacing on the sides of the glass
Aroma: Strong aroma of vanilla, bourbon, roasted malts and dried cocoa
Taste: Roasted malts, oak, bourbon, espresso and ash
A decent Imperial Stout. There is some kind of funky flavor in the finish that sticks around.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 1/13/2010 (Bottle, waxed):
Pours a dark, dark black colored body, canít see any light through it. Humongous foamy tiny bubble head, extremely lasting, tan brown in color. Roasted aroma, some woodiness. A bit of funkiness too. Not strong an aroma overall. Creamy mouthfeel, chocolate. Roasted coffee, a tiny bit of ash. Tasty not a ton of flavor, lightish. More alcohol as it warms, burning, strong coffee. not too shabby.
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy Brewolf. Pous a thick black with a huge creamy head. Might be an infected bottle, a big gusher. Even with that, aroma is huge barrel, whiskey chocolate and a touch of roasted grains. Taste is smooth malt, chocolate, hop bitterness, vanilla barrel an hints of whiskey. Excellent brew.
MeadMe (1305) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: Pours dark black with a mocha colored head. Good retention and some chunky lace.
S: Roasty malt, caramel, and dark chocolate.
T: Wow sour... this one is infected. Beneath the infection you can still pick up dark malt, chocolate, and tart dark fruit.
M: Medium in body, the tartness from the infection is overthetop and as you can expect ruins the beer.
D: Nah, would love to rerate with a good bottle.
Crel (37) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet aroma that reminds me of bubblegum ice cream. Jet black with a long lasting head. There is too much foam. Extremely strong alcohol favour with flavors of oak and bourbon being prominent. The palate on this beer is terrible, it practically evaporates on the tongue because it is so overcarbonated. There is definitely something strange going on with this beer.
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A thick & heavy bourbon barrel delectable that gets better as it warms toward room temp. 2009 bomber with black wax seal. Oaked bourbon aroma with tons of roasty malts and a little bit of funk. Head is alive! Takes several minutes to subside, even with a careful pour. Taste is dry cherries, espresso coffee beans, Kentucky bourbon, beef jerkey, and dark dried fruits, all infused with peaty Scottish tea. Chewy with a dry mouthfeel on the finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber BCTC 2009. Pours a deep dark brown almost black - carbonation is a bit high- big lasting head. Aroma is roasty, bitter green grassy hops, with lots of oak and bourbon, drying crackery, cobwebby and caramelized oak and sweet molasses- bourbon. Flavor is honey sweet, roast, chocolate and very woody- oaked to hell, dries up the body and the high carbonation doesnít help that either- most of the licorice, toffee, tar, and roast and chocolate get lost in the bourbon and wood. Finish is a bit on the too dry side and almost has a gritty feel. Eh.