ccex (884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber pours a murky reddish-brown with decent but disappearing off-white head and scant lacing. Aroma is full of caramel, vanilla and toffee. Taste is sweet, with some wood and dark fruits plus booze in the flavor. Body is medium to full with slight carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. I enjoyed this one much more that the regular Winter Warmer, but it’s still definitely a sipper and a strong one. More hop presence would have made this better.
jbrana (334) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong caramel, vanilla, and toffee flavors. Very sweet and boozy, but good.
HonkeyBra (3060) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Split with The Dude. Pours a rich reddish color with a small off white head. Aroma of bourbon, barrel notes, sweet reddish malts and vanilla. Flavor is mildly sweet with booze notes, rich fruity malts, mild umami. Pretty nice. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes booze and bourbony, lingering.
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber crushed with Honkeybra. Pours murky brown with a white head that disappears quickly. Good amount of vanilla on the nose. Bit of booze, some dark fruits. Pretty sweet. A bit of oxidation maybe? Still mostly solid.
tmongoose (1029) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler shared from tailspin beer fest. this poured a dark deep amber color. the initial scent was bourbon barrel and dark fruits. the flavor was omg I want more...nice sweet malt base with the oakiness of the barrel and the hops so mild. on the back end you get a very nice alcohol burn. wow this was yummy.
Drake (7838) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #114. Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, citrus, wood, raisin, bourbon. The taste is toffee, chocolate, citrus, whiskey, vanilla, wood. Medium bodied.
Leighton (9626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared late night at RBWG. Pours clear amber with a light, bubbly head. Rich, meaty malts in the nose, toffee, slight cheese. Medium to big sweet flavor, some brown sugar, toffee, bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, warming, lots of toffee, alcohol, wood. Not bad.
decaturstevo (4619) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown pour with off whte head and lace. Aroma is BB, vanilla, and light chocolate. Sweet vanilla and BB and a chocolate kicker. Medium body with good carbonation.
tastybeer (1572) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pour is dark gold/copper, tan head. Decent retention/little lace. Aroma of vanilla, toffee, oak, brown sugar, raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla, toffee, bourbon. Palate is drier, slick, sweet finish.
bluejacket74 (1177) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, bottled in December 2013. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown with an inch tan head light tan head that stays around for a while. There’s also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like bourbon, vanilla, molasses, and dark fruit. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s the addition of some caramel, nuts, brown sugar, bready malt and a bit of booze. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall I liked this brew, and it’s certainly worth a try at $6.99 a bomber.