beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2015 Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber, packaged 03/06/2012. The pour yields a clear but extremely dark mahogany brown body with deep cherrywood tones. A short, compact head of dark khaki foam quickly settles to a thin outer ring, leaving behind a soapy wash that rejoins the body. The nose is massively sweet, showing loads and loads of stewed raisins, figs, and dates. There are some more acidic plummy tones, as well as a hint of pomegranate. Molasses and burnt caramel pile on more sugar, as alcoholic whiskey notes permeate this monster. Flavors are just as heavy on the sugars, dripping with sticky-sweet dark fruits, mainly fig and raisin. The barrel imparts an astringent, woody, boozy intensity. There’s a tart, fruity zing in the background. It’s really quite a messy brew. The palate is sticky, sugary, cloying,and hot...pretty much everything I loathe these days. Woof. I wish I could put these calories back in the bottle.
Bottle to glass. Pours a dark brown and tan head. Aroma is super sweet tart, like a flanders. Taste is similar, some bourbon with some tangy sweetness. Its an interesting beer. Like a mix between a falnders red and a bourbon barrel barleywine. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Brown body, mostly clear with a small collar. Wood, booze, sweet malt, fruit, raisins, earth. Lots going on, but imbalanced and is too much for the palate to decipher. Lacking cohesion. Best shared with a group. PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 7, 2015
Draft. Purple-black, like bruised plum juice. Half a finger of dark tan head. Nose: dark, tart cherry, vanilla, oak, balsamic vinegar, green apple, subtle dark chocolate, a little maple. Phenomenal. The flavor is very different from the aroma -- more malt, more sweetness and more roast. Green apple again, vinegar, a hint of lemon, oak. More stout here as well, along with bourbon, butterscotch, vanilla and smooth milk chocolate at the finish. Vinous green oak, too. So much going on. Very complex. Tart cherries, chocolate syrup. A hint of barnyard funk and toast. Like chocolate bars left in an oak barrel. Medium body, moderate carbonation, small amount of large-bubble fizz. A bit of funky, lemony astringency. Alcohol is pretty well-hidden. Great, complex brew. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, bourbon, caramel and vanilla. Flavor was very rich with bourbon, molasses, caramel, chocolate, oak, dark fruit and vanilla. outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Wow this is freaking awesome bear. Worth the price. Julie would probably love this
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slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
A blend of 6 different Hebrew beers, 73% aged in rye whiskey barrels, 27% in bourbon. The complexities, to an extent, got lost in the shuffle. I was expecting the barreling to really stand out, but the beer was far more tart and sour than i expected. not in a bad way, just unexpected. it seemed to be going for a Firestone Walker Anniversary type of blend, and ended up with something, well...funky. Dug the sour cherry aroma and underlying flavor. Lots of dark fruit and roast, a little of the barrels does come thorugh. Good brew, just not as great as I’d hoped." SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Appeared a dark opaque brown color and formed almost no formation of head except for a tiny layer of fizz. Aroma is strong smell of wood barrel and a faint background of sweet malt. The flavor is funkier than a 1970’s blaxploitation soundtrack, and delivers an intense sugary sweet taste of caramelized malt, molasses syrup, brown sugar, raisin, plum and dark chocolate. Interesting recipe of how 6 different styles of beers came together and then met the wood barrels, but somehow I wasn’t that impressed. gschrade (1092) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours reddish with tan head. Taste lightly tart, sweet, fruity, boozy. I thought this was good, reminded me of a sour. I would drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2014
Tap at Parlor City. Pours very dark with reddish highlights. Thin tan with lots of lacing. Nice sour funkiness. Cherry and dark fruit. Some alcohol burn. Aquitard (27) - - JAN 21, 2014
Pours almost black with a reddish tint a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Smells of bourbon and cola. Bourbon, cola, cherry and rye flavors chocolate malt very sweet. Mouthfeel is very smooth and slightly thick. Overall surprising flavor based on appearance I liked this.