mrjez (716) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 14, 2018 dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2013. Pours caramel-tinged chestnut. Aroma is powerful caramel, prunes, bourbon, honey, complex malts. Taste is surprisingly balanced maple, bourbon, cocoa, pecans. Very drinkable. Excellent.
2016 bomber shared at Lingua tasting. Pours deep brown with highlights and low light tan head. Nutty aroma, coconut, plenty of bourbon remaining, barrel oak, oats. Mellow and well-integrated barrel flavours, choc, oat, nice booze balance at the end. A bit of fizz and a medium body, rolls off the palate easily, smooths out well. Great timing, sits together really well with a year on it. KansaiBeerLvrs (5503) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 14, 2018
2016 vintage, inky black with a tan head that quickly dissipates. A bit boozy sharp but nutty bourbon malty chocolate. Spritzy seltzer like body that is lighter than I expected. Really nice stuff.
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Bottle from OneStop Beer Shop. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, wood, and some cherry. Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2017 Bottle, series 1. Dark brown, clear but dark. Tan bubbles. Wood nose, chocolate, sweet notes, dark malts. Bready notes. Dry malty flavor, dark chocolate, low coconut flavor. Sweetness is there but restrained. Woody finish. Nice. fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2017
Bottle at Black Christmas 2017
tsd08460 (1279) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2017
Dark brown color. Bourbon aroma, delicate, strong bourbon flavor; the underlying beer is a bit shallow, moderately sweet.
Bottle from Lost Dog Cafe in South Arlington, VA
Aroma: chocolate, woody, coconut, roasty, vanilla, bourbon
Appearance: black with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Most excellent sjohnny (686) - - DEC 9, 2017
Vanilla. Big hit of bourbon. Hint of toast. Ruby black with a brief dark tan head that leaves a slick on the surface. Vanilla. Molasses. Toast. Bourbon. Smooth. Sharp clean finish. Very nice.
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Deep mahogany color with a sticky beige head. Warming alcohol nose with some brown sugar notes. Sweet beer with deep roasted grains, brown sugar sweetness, molasses, vanilla bean and milk chocolate. Nice bourbon barrel patina. thornecb (6155) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2017
Pours mahogany tinged black into a shaker. Micro mocha head recedes to coat surface. Sweet chocolate aromas. Sweet chocolate and espresso upfront turning to dry bourbon and vanilla before the lasting coconut finish. HeadyDE (885) - Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2017
2014 bomber popped for turkey day, pours a medium black with a tan head, nose is amazing with sweet cream, crushed graham crackers, bit of marshmallow n muted bourbon, mouthfeel is velvety smooth with some quality vanilla beans intertwined with some sweetness and a bit of wood from the barrel, very smooth, very approachable, this is tasting excellent at the 3 yr marl, leaves some bourbon goodness as things linger, very nice barrel aged offering