fidelis83 (1823) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a 2 finger, creamy tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, sharp licorice/anise, sweet bread spices, roast, burnt sugar, vanilla, earth and woody notes. The flavor is interesting, it starts off pretty normal, with some roast, coffee, caramel, hints of smoke, light woody and vanilla notes, and white bread toast, then a second wave of flavor hits with licorice, coconut and mint, as it moves more toward the back of my mouth. It finishes with earth, chocolate,roast, dark fruit banana bread and that coconut, licorice and mint lingering on. Medium body, slightly creamy entry that immediately dries to a pretty dry finish. Pretty enjoyable overall, it really has some interesting flavors going on, though not necessarily 100% good.
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a dark black pour with a rapidly dissipating java head. Nose is chocolate and malt with a touch of alcohol. Taste is bitter sweet chocolate, malt, fruity with some tastable alcohol. Finish is dry, bitter sweet and moderately long. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1181) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head and sweet, chocolate aroma. Taste is sweet and burnt, of chocolate, fruit notes, caramel, wood, and roastiness leading to a slight warming, long finish.
crajun (892) - , Texas, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber from trade with the great phatdog1. DAMN, I love this brewery!!!
2012 bottle. aroma was heavy on cocoa and chocolate with slight roast - niiice. Taste was a solid stout - I didn’t get much if any bourbon or barrel but the roasted malts, cocoa mad this very nice!!
Emeister84 (753) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee and soft bitter chocolate on the nose. Jet black with a quickly fading head, but a lasting ring of light tan. Dry, savory, slightly metallic, some subtle dried cherry, burnt raisin, a little vanilla. Medium-full bodied, decently carbonated, some lingering roasty flavors.
HeadyDE (426) - Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber pour..2012..light black color..1 finger tan/off white head..aroma is chocolatey..roasty..mouthfeel is pleasing with vanilla from the bourbon..getting hints of figs..overall fairly smooth consistency..a pretty enjoyable offering but palate is a tad thin..decent stuff..
boFNjackson (4025) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (thanks to goodbyeohio)... Poured near black with a light tan head. Good roast and malted grains with a nice charred and brûlée-like toasted sweetness. Yeast lightened it up a bit towards the finish. Mild hind of barrel and whiskey. None the less, still great tasting beer.
VTHopHead (1503) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black/brown with a light tan head that faded to a thin covering over the beer. Aroma is heavy of bourbon/vanilla, roasted malts and dark fruit... some coffee too. Smooth on the tongue nice vanilla and chocolate flavor on the finish... very good!
TizzleJizzle (530) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber big thanks to Phatdog1! Aged since 2012. Poured a opaque black color with a thin khaki head that lasted throughout. Initial boozy taste with a dry and sweet woody finish of roasted and toasted malts, cocoa and slight coffee. Low-medium carbonation, medium-thick body. Bad ass brew!
MadRobin (1694) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for 11 months.
Opaque, dark rosewood color with a modest brown head and very good lacing.
Aroma of Chardonnay, raisins, plums, chocolate, molasses, roasted malt and cola.
Taste of raisins, roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, plums, mild coffee and white wine.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
solidfunk (3004) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good - nice smokey malt aroma with dark chocolate and coffee notes. Even a light note of peat here with hint of burnt toast. Pours black with good mocha head and lacing. A hint of prune or raisin here as well. Finishes bitter - mostly along the chocolate line. Soft carbonation. Bourbon aroma is faint and very well integrated. Finishes with a touch of booze as well. Bottle.