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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Named in honor of the doggy denizens of Brussels, this hybrid beer is a mix of what we love best in a big, roasty stout, but fermented with a Belgian yeast, which brings out a beautiful fruity nose. We set aside a portion of the batch to age in bourbon barrels to allow the stouts chocolate and caramel flavors to marry with the woods natural vanilla and toastiness. The final blend pairs well with both savory dishes and your favorite desserts.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bomber. Pours out a black color with a tan head on it. Smell is roasted malts, chocolates, coffee, some hops... Taste is lively with CO2, somewhat bitter, pretty much too much carbonation for my likes. It is not a terrible beer, but I have only bought one of these.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdskinns (201) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
On tap. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roast and hops. Taste is hoppier than expected, bitter, and a good amount of roast. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
Bouteille 22oz. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt rôti, de chocolat noir, moyen d’anis, léger de fumée (tourbe) et de fruits (léger de prunes, notes de raisins, traces de bananes) avec des notes de café, de caramel ainsi que des traces de vanille boisée (bourbon). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyen goût de levures fruitées (prunes, léger de raisins, faibles traces de bananes) aux notes épicées avec un léger goût de chocolat noir et des notes de réglisse noire lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de malt rôti avec un léger goût de caramel terreux puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon herbeux avec des notes de café ainsi que des traces de fumée (bourbon). Post-goût moyen-long et un peu sec, composé d’une légère amertume de rôti, de houblon herbeux, léger de chocolat avec des notes fruitées et quelques traces de vanille.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7873) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours hazy blackish with tan head. Nose was roasty choc malt, cacao, oaky vanilla, assertive hops. Tastes roasty malty, with a yeasty hop undercurrent, cacao, mild oak, vanilla, and molasses.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2125) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle sampled in Exira, IA. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a black color with off white head. Sweet, roasty, slight oak aromas and flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vivalabeer (20) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Very hot, toasty, a little too much not like a stout. Cool label. Could use more barrel but I understand why it doesn’t have it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9123) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks to Luke for this! Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. Anise, chocolate, fruity yeasty, somewhat spicy, mild bourbon, toffee aroma. Big licorice, Belgian chocolate, a touch woody, fairly dark fruity, moderately spicy, light bourbon, just a touch smoky, quite malty flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Poured into a snifter. 3.5 A: Black color. Light brown creamy/frothy head. Retention is about average and a decent sized ring of lacing is left. 4.0 S: Nice nose on this. Christmas cookie spiciness meshes well with smokiness from the bourbon. Sweet caramel, dark candi sugar, plum, prune, raisin, and tobacco. Smokey bourbon with notes of leather, vanilla, and oak. Sweet, spicy, and complex nose. 3.0 T: The taste is more bourbon flavored than the nose. Much of the spiciness and sweet maltiness gets lost behind leathery and smokey bourbon. Vanilla and oak. Missing depth from the base beer. That’s about all there is to say. 3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Carbonation is a little bity without being spritzy or creamy. Just decent here. 3.0 D: Eh, it’s alright, but it’s nothing special. I’ve never been a huge fan of bourbon and Belgian, but I still can’t help myself from giving it a try. Serving type: bottle 01-03-2013 04:57:05

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle Poured into a tuliped snifter. Black brown appearance with a light brown thin head. Smells like a banana split from the yeast, dark roasted malts. Taste is sweet with milk chocolate, coffee, some smoke, and overlying dark chocolate banana-ish flavor with a bitter finish. Smooth mouth feel, medium carbonation. Not much bourbon, but there is definitely a Boozy character.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1237) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Good stout base. Interesting Belgian notes. My first of this style -- not sure if its the best thereof, but I enjoyed it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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