Beerman6686 (3773) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was pretty much peppers and coffee, light vanilla in there too. Flavor was chilies, coffee, good bit of vanilla, milk chocolate, very light rum and overall booze. Pretty good stuff.
MrHangover (2072) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, thnx to flunkinminnow, courtesy of kermis. Side by side tasting with the regular Bomb! Very interesting. Pours a pitch black, almost headless beer. Very small ring of beige head settles around the edges. Aroma has oak, booze, dark chocolate and faint pepper notes. Pepper has mellowed out in the flavor, compared to the regular one. Big bitterness and dark chocolate going on, with a sweet, vanilla-like background. Big boozy notes for sure, alcohol is overpowering here, but suiting. Very, very good and very well barrel treatment. Amazing beer, certainly lives up to it’s reputation.
worldbeertaste (1536) - AUSTRIA - JAN 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a very thing ring of a tan head. Smells of deep chocolate, roast, chilli, berries, some nice spices, and wood. Full oily body. Tastes of sweet dark chocolate, with a finish that is intense bitter dark roast malty and lingers with a bit of chilli. It makes the regular bomb so much smoother as we are drinking it as the same time. Defiantly on the far end of the spectrum
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with and thanks to kermis. Pours almost black with a short lasting brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, Booze, some chili but less than bomb. Lots of vanilla, rum, dark fruits and coffee. Amazing mix of flavours. Quite a bit of sweetness. Moderate bitterness. Full bodied. Long rum and chocolate finish. Absolutely incredible.
kermis (4200) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared, side by side tasting with batch 1 Bomb. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of rich dark chocolate, vanilla, cardboard (in a good way), rum, roast and coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Chilli coming out in the palate as well and leaving a nice light warmth in the back of the throat as you drink more. Fairly thick and oily mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Compared to Bomb! The chilli is lighter, the mouthfeel is thicker and the rum seems to add a touch more complexity. A really great beer!
jmgreenuk (3255) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a deep mahogany with a round bubbly tan head. The aroma is big dry roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich creamy rum bitter spicy palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation. A super oily mouthfeel and a long bitter finish.
pushkinwow (1822) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from ant_wailes and first rate of the year. Black with a dark mocha head. Vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, rum and a bit of shrimp cocktail sauce. Very smooth, moderate carbonation and mostly full body, slightly bitter with a nice vanilla bean sweetness, dry, bit of chilli on the end, delicious.
Peacehammer (588) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
opened 12/28/13. Thick black. Coffee, and dark roast on the nose. The way I describe it is it’s 85% BOMB, 15% Rum Barrel.
seth_lfod (316) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle into a Prairie teku. Jet black pour with a good size mocha head that disappears quickly. Aroma is rum, coffee, rich chocolate, molasses. Taste is sticky chocolate, pepper heat, molasses, espresso, rum, and slight oak. Like the base, alcohol is well hidden. Super thick, mouth coating. Although this is flat out delicious, I think the base beer is more impressive.
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a khaki head. Nose is alcohol, rum, wood, peppers, sticky, and chocolate. Great palate, sticky malts, pepper, alcohol, chocolate, easy finish for the abv.