Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Beverage Barn in East Meadow, NY. Easily the best smelling beer I’ve ever experienced. Very sweet tasting, heavy on the vanilla and burnt caramel flavors. I made an egregious mistake in drinking a whole 22 of this though, this is a beer that needs to be shared with several friends because it’s just too sweet to be consumed in mass quantities. I appreciate the ambition and artistry though, and hope to see more from this brewery out here in the west.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a thin beige head. TONS of vanilla on the nose, as well as some coffee and chocolate. Flavor was much more tame than the nose....vanilla, toffee, light booze. Brew was fairly light in body for an Imperial Stout.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark mahogany, light head and lacing. Nose of sweet caramel, worther’s original, vanilla and a shit ton of diacetyl. Flavor is creamy and smooth, marshmallow and intense chewy body. Nice quaffing, sweeter tail. Desensitizingly delicious. If you don’t like diacetyl, don’t even open this one up.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[1699-20080911] 1pt6floz bottle. Rich sweet caramel aroma is exactly like wafting a wonderful creme brulee. Black brown body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Creamy caramel and chocolate flavour. Full body. Amazing dessert brew.
(c/o swoopjones, w/ jerc, tuqueboy)
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colored beer with a poorly colored (a bit too light) tan head. Nose is a bit off balance with caramel and vanilla bean hints, chocolate and milk. Flavor is interesting and unique, with flavors completely dominated by non-malt ingredients (lactose, vanilla beans,) with other light notes of chocolate and mocha. Kind of like it, don’t want to pour it out like Choklat. Pretty tasty.
kevd193213 (822) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla and caramel. Sweet taste of vanilla with some faint smoke and caramel. Even finish.
GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a tan head and a lot of bubbles. More carbonation than I would have thought. The smell is a strong vanilla and vanilla-flavored alcohol. A little caramel in there, too. The taste is super-sweet. A lot of vanilla and a slight kick from the alcohol. I really don’t think I could finish an entire bottle. It is just too sweet. However, it is very good and a very distinct beer. I really enjoy it, I just wish I could have gotten it in a 12oz. or possibly 8oz. Share it with friends.
garmonbozia (420) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
online order from Canal Liquor. As if Pumpking wasn’t enough, this has even the same if not more smell. I swear I thought it was a piece of caramel. I do have to say that this was way to sweet for my liking. I still enjoyed, but very sweet. Mouthfell was medium with low carbination. This was very hard for me to finish, even with sharing
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very thin head of fine bubbles from a somewhat vigorous pour. Minimal carbonation. AMAZING aroma! Super sweet with loads of vanilla, heavy cream, chocolate malt, caramel and a hint of black cheery in the background. Color is a very dark brown. Flavor is sweet but not as sweet as I expected based on the liquid sugar aroma. Lots of chocolate creme. The kind you get in the middle of a chocolate cream Dunkin Donut. Some roasted hazelnut coffee, more vanilla and some sweet molasses. Noticable alcohol presence. Creamy smooth palate. Bit of dryness at the finish which is surprising for a brew with this much sweetness. Lingering roastyness and vanilla. A pretty darn good brew but certainly not for everyone. Wow, really having trouble going deep into this brew. This may be a struggle to finish. Would have been better in a 12 oz bottle.
nuplastikk (3818) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bomber bottle. Sweet alcohol-infused vanilla bean aroma. Deep black portery color, not quite as thick as most Imperial Stouts. The taste is rich, smooth, and balanced. Vanilla-chocolate dominates, and smooths out the mouthfeel. Some delicate alcohol warming in the aftertaste. This is an excellent beer, another great bomber from Southern Tier.