AirForceHops (8284) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2018
22 oz. bottle. Aroma shows me a mild fruit note under molasses, toffee, cranberry, mild barrel. Flavor is interesting, Pomegranate (or what I taste is cranberry) molasses without much sugar. And I guess it does have "wheaty" backbone. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The apricot is hidden but the fruity hints are here for sure. The fruits really change the feel of this. I like the creativity. Chalumeaux (1945) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2018
Poured from bottle thanks Airforcehops reddish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is berry chocolate molasses and mild spice. Taste is creamy decadent layers of flavor after it warms. Interesting. troopie (2560) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2018
Draught. Pours dark with billowy tan head. Aroma is bourbon, malt fruit and chocolate. Full flavour with chocolate and malt with 'n bietjie fruit. Some alcohol burn in the finish brings this down one. Sip it. hauxe (1094) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2017
Pours dark brown from the bottle. Tan, creamy head. Aroma is cherry, bourbon, chocolate, plum. Taste is rich, sweet, tart, full of fruit, bourbon and apricot schnapps. Finishes fruity with light burnt notes and lingering bourbon on the tongue. Full bodied, decadent. A very good dessert beer for the end of the evening. Very good. notalush (6005) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Bomber - the adjuncts and process used to create this beer make the result like a cross between an imperial Porter and Belgian strong (maybe because of all the fruit character) - lots of fig, plums, taramind, raisin, apricot - sweet, but with light tartness and spice - chocolate, vanilla, bourbon - cherry skin, oak - alcohol is present, but not too hot or boozy - enjoyable, but a little rough on the tail end, with some charred maltiness/burnt quality.
Oakes (19711) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2017
Draught @ Beer Junction. Dark brown. Thin head. On the nose, some thinner barrel notes, not as much residual sugar as other vintages. Big body, though, no shortage of sugars. Sweet, a bit fruity, big bourbon taste and a whack of alcohol. Good, but immature.
cmacklin (1444) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2017
650ml waxed bottle. Pours a near opaque dark brown almost black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that leaves curtains of lace. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, figs, raisins, dried apricots, chocolate, molasses, bourbon and oak. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, licorice, figs, raisins, chocolate, caramel, dried apricots, molasses, pomegranate, oak and warming bourbon in dry, tangy finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very tasty. Lots of complexity and the high ABV is well hidden.
j12601 (13610) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big roast, cocoa, chocolate, a touch of fruit. Wood, bourbon, soft oxidation, chewy plums and fruit on the nose. Cocoa, roast, long plum and prune. Soft cocoa. Medium bodied, big and warm, plums, prune, long chocolate. Cocoa, plum, a bit of roast, cocoa, oxidized malt with some soy and umami tones.
jhamp9 (2038) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Dark brown pour with a khaki head and spotty lacing. Aroma is berries, chocolate, char, caramel, and bourbon. Taste is sweet berry and fruit, dark chocolate, bourbon, sweet caramel, and fruity. Full body. gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2017
Bottle thanks to Bill. Pours dark brown with h no head. Pear, peach, mole chocolate. Very sweet, medium mouthfeel. Low carbonation.