DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had it on tap. Pours black with a rich, creamy, finger length, tan hed that does not dissipate. You can smell Woodford Reserve from a foot away. At a closer distance, I picked up aromas of dark chocolate and a bit of both woody and roasty notes. Really thick and creamy mouthfeel, bourbon and dark chocolate aftertaste. My only critique of this awesome beer is the bourbon may be too much.
ebone1988 (1035) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Bottle shared with koleminer20, Travis, and Doug. Vintage 2013. Aroma is fresh coffee, green pepper, roasted malt, chocolate, barrel, and booze. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head. Taste is barrel and booze, coffee, chocolate, green pepper, really good. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, coffee and booze aftertaste. Overall, this one is better than expected.
DCLawyer (2395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog from Brony Bottle Share at Travlr’s. Dark brown with faint head. Coffee, roasted malt cocoa, and booze. Nice.
arnold931 (1196) - Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with nice tan head. Nose is chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Taste adds some coffee.
bigtaster (892) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery in snifter. Black light brown head. Espresso nose, some malted barley, medium body, light bitterness, chocolate finish. Slightly sticky mouth feel, smooth, hint of acidity. Nice. Slight Bourbon sweetness.
AWISLguy (2284) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bomber from Cork Keg in Rockford. No bottle date. Pour is opaque black with a cream colored head. Some spotty lacing. Aroma has green coffee, chocolate, coconut and bourbon. Taste is of sweet chocolate, roast, vanilla, some lactose, some oaky-ness. Raw more than smooth; very tasty. Medium to full bodied. Finishes fairly well blended between the bitter and the sweet - the raw coffee vs the bourbony vanilla. More and more oaky down through the glass. This is very nice. Aging(?) maybe would smooth it for an extra notch. 15.4
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber - very well done. Gorgeous pour with foamy sudsy off white head. Nose of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Taste is very well balanced with similar notes and a touch of vanilla. Lacks the metallic taste that many porters have. Tad thinner than others but does not take away from anything.
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Benzai (12389) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2015 Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Opaque pitch black color, small off-white head. Aroma is malts, huge coffee espresso and bourbon, chocolate and dark chocolate. Oh yeah I love this. Taste malts, roast, dark chocolate, bourbon, espresso, coffee, bitter and chocolate sweet-bitter. Wow this beer is packed with everything I love in a beer! Great stuff! Only one thing that could be improved imo: the body is a bit thin. Incredible that they got this much aroma and flavour in an 8.5% ABV beer but I need this to be more creamy and thick. Still, this is lovely. Delightful.
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @benzai with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Black color with no head. Smells sweet, bourbon, alcohol. Tastes sweet, chocolat, bourbon.
DutchDrebus (5474) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells bourbon, cognac, almond, alcohol, nuts, very sweet, chocolate, roasty, coffee. Tastes almond, bourbon, watery, vanilla, chocolate, roasty, coffee. Thin to medium body, soft carbo. Smells like a big, mean bold beer but kinda disappoints when it comes to taste and body. Doesn’t make it a bad beer though.