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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Imperial stout with vanilla beans, chiles, cacao nibs and coffee, then aged in rum barrels


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (619) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4807) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1331) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2013
12oz bottle pours a dark brown/black with a small reddish tan head. Smells like a chocolate rum ball, chocolate and vanilla with sweet oaky rum. Rum is there in the taste making it more dry, bakers chocolate flavors, vanilla, some earthiness from the chiles, and bittering from the coffee. Really nice, I prefer normal Bomb just a bit more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Huge thanks to Dmac for sharing this as my first rating after my son was born...and home. Pours black with a thin tan head; pours syrupy. Aroma is of chocolate, cinnamon, sweet fruity notes, light spicy chilies, wood. Taste is dark dried fruits, cinnamon, some subtle, but lingering spicy chilies, vanilla-oaky rum flavors, sweet syrupy vanilla, light coffee, roast, some more chocolate sweetness, and some burning alcohol on the finish, but for being 15% the ABV is rather well masked.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Almost black in color, dark brown head. So the rum mutes a little of the base beer. Not that it hurts it, but I prefer the regular by a little bit. Still a nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1048) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to artmcd8. Poured slightly darker then Bomb with darker tan head. Pleasant barrel char aroma with slight spice choc. Med bod light carb. Taste of char, choc with boozy rum finish. Nice

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Pours dark brown. Nose is cocoa and coffee. Medium palate with strong coffee notes. Good flavor all around

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gerby23 (9) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
Look at the ratings, what else can I say? Slightly smoother than Bomb, but not sweeter per se. That could be it’s only knock--for me--is that I really liked the aggressiveness of the Bomb. But that just being nit picky on a stellar brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2120) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours a deep burnt umber with a finger of khaki foam. The nose is sweet chocolate syrup with lots of underlying complexity of coconut, marshmallow, cinnamon and earthy pepper. The palate follows the nose with a big roasty chocolate malt base that is a perfect accomplice to the spiced pepper, vanilla soaked booze that rides into the finish. Great lingering cinnamon and marshmallow finish. Damn near perfection !


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