Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle - Chocolate, cinnamon and sweet roast malts. Jet black with a thin head. Spicy chocolate and vanilla with a bit of a cloying finish. Nice, but the sweet finish is a bit much for me. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
22oz bottle, thanks to voodoofish65usf for sharing! About a 3oz sample. Very dark brown / black color. Thin ring of tan head, couple loose bits of lace. Awesome bourbon barrel, chocolate aroma in the nose. Nice vanilla in the aroma. Mild pepper heat in the finish, but little bite or kick, very well balanced and well blended amount of pepper. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Alcohol really well hidden. Medium to bigger body. Good chewy texture, super smooth, kind of creamy. Light carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Very tasty, enjoyable stuff. I don’t think I’d have much trouble finishing a whole bomber to myself, if I tried. I like it much better than I remember liking Chocolate Sombrero... Much smoother, and less sweet. kathouse (1911) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Good looking beer is opaque with a thick tan foam. Spicy chocolate is definitely the best way to describe the aroma. Oily mouthfeel. Smooth with a pepper kick. Bourbon is noticeable in the background. Dark fruits finishes it off. Daytonbeer (730) - Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Pours opaque black with tan head and spotty lacing. Aroma of soy sauce , chocolate, pepper, and spice. Taste is caramel/toffee malts, pepper, whiskey, and alcohol burn. ryecatcher (1451) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bomber. This one promptly blew up after I popped the cap... like barrel aged volcano of malt stickiness. Anyway, pours the expected brown black, opaqueness, not much of a head (all the foam was on the counter top). Nose is mainly barrel, some cocoa, hints of vanilla and cinnamon, brown sugar. Mouth is medium bodied, kinda oily, immediately sweet and cocoa, coffee, faint spices mingled with the whiskey barrel. Super-soft carbonation, spiciness mainly noticeable at the back of the throat. Would probably be really good with tres leches cake, or a coconut flan. Finishes a bit warm and boozy. Interesting, but not for the reasons I expected.
Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. From a trade - escaping who sent it. Sorry!
A: Well, this is interesting. Open cap, and beer spews all over my end table. Whee! Dark black with a thin mocha head that eventually fades.
N:Early stages of infection, possibly, but I can’t lock it down exactly. Some cherry sourness, chocolate, pepper and some bourbon come and go.
T: I can’t tell if it’s pepper or sourness, probably a bit of both, good sweetness.
M: Slick and oily, thinning out a bit.
O: Drink it soon, if you’ve got it. The spray of beer concerns me, and there is sourness throughout - though it could be acidity from the coffee. If it’s not infected, it’s a poor version of a pepper RIS. Ultimately, I didn’t hate it, but I did drainpour, because it’s not worth drinking a whole bottle. SudsMcDuff (8438) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
thanks Channing .. . deep brown .. mild foam .. . lots of booze, mild heat, slippery barrel, and peppers .. . quick taste finish, lingering heat .. . one dimensional .. . . my neighbor’s cat ran away. its gone. i feel bad for eating it for thansgiving. it was delicious. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light pepper, light oak/bourbon, a little chocolate and coffee, and a little dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the components but a little light on everything. Thicker texture. Could have more of everything, but not a bad beer. AndyW68 (1553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Dark brown pour with beige head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is the same with emphasis on the bourbon. This is a great beer. charule (2273) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottleshare at Voodoo. Poured black with light tan head. Aromas of light smoke vanilla. Taste of bourbon barrel alcohol char.