John25 (1246) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark dark cola brown. Aroma is sweet vanilla, and bourbon. The taste adds marshmallow, coffee, caramel, and rich roasty syrupy malts. The palate is rich and smooth with a buttery end. Top notch. Wow.
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bigtaster (847) - 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 (1978) - 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 (982) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (827) - 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 (11364) - 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 (1746) - 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 (5110) - 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.
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
rich thick brownie, another great one by revolution. This one was very nice, vvery thick and drinkable! I liked it!
PartyFowle (734) - - MAY 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Onyx. One inch of head the color of graham cracker has decent retention, but becomes a thin top layer eventually. Coffee, vanilla, bourbon and dark chocolate in the nose. The java is like sharp, oily espresso. Tangy, sweet flavor. Coffee is more subdue here, and there’s more sweet bourbon. Beans are again oily, and there’s an almost sour dark cherry thing going on. Rich, bittersweet chocolate. Smooth, with some vanilla and charred oak. Quite warming on the way down. Thinner body than you’d think. A bit too sweet overall, but I like the level of coffee and its balance with the barrel.
RobertDale (4554) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malt, and bourbon. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, and some vanilla. Very coffee forward. Nice.