IrishBoy (3996) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is chocolate and nuts with hints of oaky vanilla rye bread and a very light bit of bourbon and bubblegum in the far background. Black with a small cinnamon tan head that fades quickly. Flavor is a smack of bitter up front, chocolate, vanilla, and a pasty flour note.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has an extremely strong coffee and chocolate aroma with notes of alcohol. Taste is surprisingly smooth for 13 percent and has a tasty finish.
zathrus13 (1740) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black, with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, dark fruit, and vanilla. Flavor is chocolate, alcohol, roasted malt, dark fruit, bourbon, and vanilla. Nice thick body. Ends a bit bitter.
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours black with a brown head. Chocolate fudge, lightly roasted malts, hints of dark fruits and spices, light bourbon, and a lingering sweet malty sweetness. Not bad.
dfearnley (1411) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to stein
Aroma of caramel, whiskey, rum, toasted malt, and cherry. Black with a creamy tan head. A little coffee, a lot of caramel, burnt toast, whiskey and wood. Full bodied, thick and creamy with an alcohol burn.
cbfobes (2772) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Olympic Tavern, pours pitch black with a thick light brown head, the aroma was really sweet, some chocolate mixed in with a good kick of bourbon as well, the flavor has a sweet front end with chocolate mixed in with some of the pecans, kind of makes it fruity with the bourbon in the finish, really big beer and it feels and tastes like it, not bad by any means, just not something I would seek out.
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Was lucky enough to get this on tap at the common market yesterday. Served in a Southern Tier goblet.
Appearance - The beer retained a good inch of head in the goblet. The body was about typical for an imperial stout. Very dark but you could pick up some brownish hues towards the light. The head had a really nice vibrant colour to it for the style.
Smell - Great smell, lots going on in the beer but you are able to pick up on the pecans which added a sort of caramel nuttiness.
Taste - This beer has some booziness to it but it would be hard to knock a 13% beer, especially when other flavours come out. Immediate roasted malts and other standard flavours for an imperial stout and as they are settling in you get a great caramel finish from the pecans which pleasantly lingers on the tongue. Very well executed.
Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel on the beer was fantastic and I think the rich flavours of the pecans work very well with the heavy body prevalent in this imperial stout. Extremely smooth mouthfeel which adds some drinkability to such a heavy high alcohol beer.
Overall - I would certainly have another w00tstout in the right circumstance. A great imperial stout with good chocolate/coffee flavours that are enhanced by the addition of pecans, which bring caramel/toffee notes to compliment. If I found myself with another glass in my lifetime, I'd consider myself fortunate.
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Brouwerij (958) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with rapidly settling brown head, no lacing. Aroma is sweet, mild bourbon, date, plum, fruit leather, chocolate, boozy. Flavor is fruity and very sweet, plum, sweet malt, caramel, hint of bourbon, with a mildly bitter finish. Mild roast and stout character as it warms. Overall quite disappointed by this mess of a brew. Soft carbonation, medium body, and a mildly warm finish. Not so pleasant and not much of a stout.
metalhead0043 (174) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Triangle Wine Co. Pours jet black with a tan-colored head. Looks great. Smells sour and like rubbing alcohol. Honestly, there was nothing else there. Tastes about the same. I tried to let it warm up to see if I could get something else. A chocolate flavored would come through just a bit, but mostly alcohol. Highly disappointed.
bleeng (1595) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is chocolate and malty. Taste is very milky, with milk, chocolate, a little roasty. Goes down real smooth with a hint of alcohol-this cannot be 13% huh? Delicious.