Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Hazy red-brown pour with a short white head leaving scattered lace. Nose is alcohol and sweet malt. Bourbon is evident from start to finish, but itís never overpowering (I donít care for bourbon) and really adds to this special brew. Licorice, dates, vanilla, caramel populate this heavy body. Light carbonation, the hops add a spice and resin near the finish. There is a touch of oaky umami in the middle, but itís only a hint. long after the finish you get a stomach warmth just as you do with liquor. Drink cool at most. More drinkable than AB/DB or any of their oaked variants, would need to compare directly to LB to pick a winner.
20107589 (380) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, and chocolate notes. appear clear brown with a frothy head. taste medium bitter light sweet. average carbonation full bodied. and a long bitter sweet aftertaste.
LuckyDog (551) - - MAR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth. Heavy bourbon nose and flavor, but not overpowering. Modest alcohol bite. Very low hops.
Lagerboy (1443) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber í12. Clear medium copper, tan foam mostly fades. Aroma of fruity vanilla, caramel, bourbon. Smooth boozy oaky fruity vanilla taste, toasted c-malt. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Easy. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
exeter (438) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a good head and then disappears but leaves good lacing. Has a clear reddish amber. The taste is bourbon up front of course and some smoky malt flavour, but doesnít have as much wood barrel flavour as I would have liked. Still a great overall taste.
dresden (1049) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Tony! I totally expected an imperial stout when I started putting this into the glass. Somewhat sludgy but a nice okay, vanilla aroma. Caramel malt dominates with lots of oak barrel and vanilla. A nice beer!
magicmn (106) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Hophead. Light brown colour. Sweet vanilla aroma with alcohol notes. Similar taste with additional maltyness and some neutral hop bitterness. Intensive enough aftertaste.
bergstaden (1510) - RÝros, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with off white head - Malts in the aroma with some wood - Raw wood and some vanilla flavours - Wood goes into the finish - This was too much woody flavour to be good, a little bit disapointed over this one
PorterPounder (5878) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 22 oz bomber - Fire Sale at $3.99. slightly murky medium orange pour, thinnish off-white head. Aroma has a solid bourbon presence, some date-like fruitiness and a touch of molasses. Flavor follows along the the same profile, nice bourbon accents, brown sugar, molasses. Nice sticky mouthfeel. Not overwrought like some Bourbon BA beers tend to be.
katrinaez (240) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It was a good bourbon barrel. Not the best. The light flavor made it best. Sometimes a bourbon is done just for the hell of it. This had substance. The beer itself was quality. Of course hubby hated it. I thought he might like it since the bourbon was light...I was wrong.
Gription79 (2407) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Mike H. Big aromatic bourbon nose, malty, vanilla, coconut. The bourbon barrel aging gives this beer a nail polish, hot alcohol character.