hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. This sums it up -> WOW. This is one fantastic beer. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, and just all around goodness. Alcohol content hidden. WOW.
mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle, pours jet black with a small brown head. Aroma is amazingly complex, full of vanilla, coffee, cocoa, and slight chilis - donít really get any of the rum barrels. Flavour brings out a melange of various things, such as vanilla upfront, followed by cocoa, coffee and rum. The chilis arenít really any longer discernible. Finishes on notes of coffee, rum and vanilla. Extremely well-integrated and complex. I think I prefer the regular Bomb!, though this is definitely delicious.
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer got seriously Oklahomered. Its pretty decent with a heavy coffee and vanilla nose. Taste is very sweet and a bit boozy with heavy vanilla, play doh, raw flour, light coffee, and mollases. Really needs some roast or some other drying element. Pretty good but nothing great.
Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 Bottle, decent, a little too sweet and vanilla. Chillis are muted, rum is there a bit, itís good. Coffee aroma, sweet and thin, no complexity
theothermatt (100) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle shared. Pitch black with a tan head that disappears quickly. Very sweet aroma of rum, coffee, and tobacco. The barrel aging really subdues all the characteristics that make the regular Bomb! so great and add slight hints of oak, and a bit of a rum character. As good as it is, I prefer the regular version.
BMMillsy (960) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from burg. Thanks! Pours pitch black with a small brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, peppers, a little booze, and big time earthy spicy coffee. Flavor is mostly coffee, a bit of a pepper bite on the way down, and a very nice lingering vanilla and some sweetness (rum?) on the palate. I maybe inly get the rum sweetness in the aftertaste, and this otherwise doesn't have much barrel going on. But even that is reaching. Very high carbonation for a BA beer, with the earthy coffee and pepper spice cutting through the viscosity. As it warms it becomes thicker and more chocolatey. Where is the rum here?
tectactoe (661) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 Bottle: thick black pour with some mild dark brown & a solid tan head on top. Aroma full of espresso beans, ash, light chilies, some chocolate malt, & a faint bit of vanilla. Very mild boozy rum character. Taste is smooth & well integrated. Notes of chocolate, light cinnamon, faint chilies, vanilla, oily coffee beans, mild dry oak, with a smooth finish. Fudge, faint chili, sweet rum finish. Smooth, thick body. Seriously awesome stuff, though I canít say for sure I like it better than the original.
GT2 (7026) - Riverside, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355mL shared at Black Friday El Cerrito release line. Clear deep brown pour. KBS style Wispy tan lacing. Nose is rich coffee, coconut, brownie, Taste is mild warming, decent chili heat but itís soft. Palate feels a tad woody and dusty.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks to my friendly trader in Oklahoma. Pours almost black with a very small tan head. Great aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, chiles, dark fruit, and rum. Some heat generated by the chiles. Very good stuff.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously shared by Randall. Blowiní up (as they say) for rating number 1700. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Peanut butter aromas. Dark roasted malts, vanilla, mild cocoa, with some heat from the chiles. Very complex and tasty. The rum and oak notes almost fade into the background on this one. Chocolate sub tones. Very tasty and the 15% ABV is well hidden. Bravo...
merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Burnt Coffee Beans, Mild RumAppearance: Light Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Light Brown Head Ring, Some LacingTaste: Chocolate Malts, Chilis, Vanilla, Mild Rum, Mildly MintyMouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Thick