AirForceHops (3100) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with green wax top thanks to Phatdog1, much thanks Craig. Aroma crazy, vanilla, wet oak, rum, raisin and some booze. No head in this stout. Translucent oily film sitting on top the brew.
Flavors is just as lush as the aroma. Burnt chocolate, vanilla beans upfront with a solid base stout of roasted malt. The finish is rum soaked raisins, without any heat from the chili pepper. The ABV is nonexistent without any alcohol burn after the sip. The body is full without being overly sweet or overwhelming in any form. Complexity of flavor is pretty unreal!
AdamJackson (2523) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, sticky molasses body. Nose is spicy as all get-up with every adjunct imaginable just a cobb salad of beer aroma. Creamy thick mouthfeel. Vanilla and coffee I get the most of. Spice is very minimal compared to the taste. Toffee and caramel and butterscotch taste. Lots of grandma’s candies with vanilla shake.
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Brandon! Enjoyed along side regular Bomb! Pour is black but less so than the Bomb! Aroma and flavor dominated by cocoa light coffee with cream, and faint roasted malt. Flavor is long on sweet rum and alcohol. Not as smooth as the regular. Consensus was the Bomb! was better but both great.
crossovert (7202) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml gold waxed capped bottle. This one has some oxidized flavors that don’t mesh well with the rum and peppers but overall its not terrible.
devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into FFF Teku. Black with medium dark tan head. Aroma is big chocolate and light rum. Taste is dominated by chocolate which must be from the rum, light cinnamon and chili, very nice
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rum, vanilla, cocoa, and coffee present on the aroma, and all follow onto the palate. Finishes with some heat from the chiles. The rum barrels impart a nice sweetness to the finish as well.
tderoeck (4490) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
28/III/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-314) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: lots of coffee, mocha, burnt caramel, but mainly just coffee. MF: no carbon, full body. Taste: mocha, burnt caramel, bit sweet, little sour, metallic touch, bitte rhops. Aftertaste: coffee grit, some caramel, bitter hops, bit sweet, alcohol burn, more coffee. Could not detect the rum in this one. I guess the basic beer from which they start (the regular "Bomb!") is just too overpowering both in roastedness and in hop bitterness.
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
36cl bottle, shared by BoBoChamp. Many thanks for all the beers shared today!
APPEARANCE: black beer, no foam.
NOSE: mokatine candies, mocha, vanilla, some alcohol, coffee, little sweet.
TASTE: coffee, alcohol, mocha, dark chocolate aftertaste, some caramel, rum really clear!
Experiment_Ale (987) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
At big Seth’s going away party on 11/2/2013; was an awesome day! Pours black with gray cream head. Aroma is smooth roasted malt, toasted smooth, beautiful soft rum and chocolate notes, that meld together in a perfect way. Taste is fuck yeah, beautiful roasted malt, soft complex toasted malt, a hint of rum barrel. The flavors blend together into a complex arrangement of fantastic malty and full flavored notes. Love this shit.
jsquire (3417) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with a short lived brown head that shrank to a lasting ring. Big nose of alcohol, chocolate and some pepper heat. Very creamy mouth feel. Chocolate, vanilla, sweetened coffee and a lasting simmering pepper heat in the finish. Lots of booze, but not nothing intrusive. It sure doesn’t drink like 15%.