mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Ok it's a mess. But what a fine mess! What impresses me here is that while the 17% heat is present, it's not overbearing, and pretty drinkable too. Nice!
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Nose--cold coffee, wheat, dark sugars, Appearance --used motor oil, dark head, lingering lacing, Taste--sweet, sourish, slightly bitter but rounded-ish, a little asymmetrical Palate---full body, sticky, creamy. Big IrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is sweet caramel, hints of chocolate and golden raisins, and some very light toffee. Very dark brown with a small cinnamon colored head. Flavor is lightly bitter, contrasting moderate sweetness (overload of malts), spicy, white pepper, and a finishing bitterness without being overwhelmed by alcohol (where’s the beef (alcohol)?) Huge new offering (their take on Tactical Nuclear Penguin?) Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Hugely boozy in the nose. Big flavors of chocate and coffee. Quite tasty - masks the 17% incredibly well BREWMUSKCLES (2673) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
vicious with nut and fresh malt. a bitter finish with big mellow taste of date and raisin. full mouthfeel to this deep caramel colored brew. little alcohol for the profile except for the expected dryness.
AnokaBrewer (201) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2014
This was quite the beer. Very complex, sweet, lots of flavor and very well balanced. thornecb (5880) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Dark chocolate, sourdough pumpernickel, and dark pit fruit aromas. Thick and full with sweet caramel and soy sauce upfront turning to licorice and candied hot chocolate covered cherries in the lasting finish. Captain_Bill (1) - Milton, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013 does not count
Great beer if you like a really strong American Ale. This was made in 2013, I think I may take one of my bottles and save it for next year. Only complaint is the booze taste is a bit to prevalent. I think it will mellow out with age. Its hard to hide 17 ABV in any beer. Braudog (6675) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Holy .... This is a BIG, BIG beer. It’s a gigantic beer in every way ... deep and dark-as-night ruby red, the head perhaps a bit too quick to run away. The aroma is rich and sugary, full of robust dark intrigue. Onc eyou start drinking this, it clings to your lips several minutes afterwards. The flavors are explosive ... chewy dates, raisin, cooked brown sugar. Thick as a peanut butter sandwich. (#5441, 2/17/2014) BurkeKevlar (5) - - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
Every year, I think that next year will be a huge mess. Every year, I am surprised. Less burn than you would expect at 17%. Delicious, dark flavors like burnt caramel, raisin, and plum. 17 hops? Where? There's no room in a malt bomb like this. Looking forward to whatever Legal Age brings!