wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Cranberry-like aroma. Nice strong alchohol flavor. Finishes a little too sour in my opinion. 1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Tap. The beer pours to a dark brown body with a dark tan head. Aromas of sweet sugary bourbon and rye casks, toffee, and caramel. The flavor is sweet and malty. Extreme balance. Sugars are nice to help counter the alcohol content. Super full body. Rich and coating. Alcohol was there but balanced. Rich and delicious. Fatehunter (2649) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2013
A thin tan head on a black body.
The aroma is wood, molasses, alcohol and chocolate.
Well, the taste is outstanding. It’s amazing that this is a blend of six barrel aged ales and that it tastes this good. Where to begin? There are bits of every one of the six beers in this one beer and they all play together nicely.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
Try it. madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
7th November 2012beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Smooth palate, a little soft. Smooth bourbon with no real heat or spice, quite fruity and well barrel rounded. A little rye tang in there. Smooth barrel wood and vanilla. Malt cream and a whisper of caramel. It’s all very fresh and fruity and vibrant which makes is very easy drinking indeed. A joy!
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep brown, just about black, with a large brown head that lasted through the first third of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma that is filled with barrel aged goodness. Both the bourbon and rye are distinguishable, along with caramel, vanilla, and a bit of cherry. The flavor is equally enjoyable with oak, rye and bourbon whiskey, caramel, vanilla, and a solid dose of cherry all present. Rich and luxurious on the palate with a nice silky smoothness. Mild warmth at the finish is not problematic. Very nice!
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2012
A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades away fairly slowly leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is full of oak, vanilla, and Bourbon, with some rye, molasses, dark fruits, cherries, chocolate, and a bit of black licorice, hops, and booze.
T - Starts off with sweet dark fruits with some raisin and sour cherries, with some chocolate, vanilla, and some black licorice. Through the middle, the Bourbon and oak comes through with some rye, molasses, and some more sour cherries. The finish is a mix of sour cherries and dark fruits, vanilla, oak, Bourbon, rye, with some molasses, chocolate, and a bit of booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and syrupy with a warming, sweet, and lightly sour finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really interesting blend. Good bold and complex flavors with just the right amount of sourness. Jerm719 (195) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Definatly funky. Sweet candied sugar. Lots of bourbon, oak, plums, more bourbon, brandy. Hint of sourness , barnyard funk. Big, sugary, rich, very complex. sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle from New Beer Dist. Pours dark brown, verging on black with a tight, thin beige head. Sweet aroma of chocolate and caramel with hints of vanilla and sour cherries. The taste leans heavily towards the sweet side. Bittersweet chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruits and a slight alcohol burn. Medium to full bodied. The alcohol is nicely hidden, making this dangerously drinkable. bhensonb (16120) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. The aroma of sweet booze is strong. Some light vanilla. Touch of dark rum. Full bodied. Flavor is dark fruit (like cherry and plum), vanilla, chocolate, light rum, treacle, and perhaps light maple. There’s a lot going on in here; there’s even a light sour note (very light). It isn’t very sweet, feels like it’s going to go dry, but it doesn’t. When I try, I think I can find astringent oak. Heat is not an issue. This is either a complexly marvelous blend or something of a mess. I’m seeing mysterious graphics in the smear left after the head left. This inspires me to affirm this is a complexly marvelous blend. Jayb0 (1223) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Excellent beer that understands that funk is the way to balance a big creamy, malty sweet beer. In this case the tart fruit hits away at the mellow vanilla, sweet malt and dark fruits and is just perfect. Well done.