daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Wavers1 brings another gem. Unreal baker! Amber pour, off white head. Aroma is loaded with bourbon, toasted oak, toffee, and light stone fruit. Flavor is sweet bourbon, oak, lots of caramel, vanilla...damn good. Thanks to wavers1. Wow. MHOSKINS (83) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Simply a great Strong Ale. One for Sipping to enjoy it's deep character and flavor. Very enjoyable. Another fine beer from Marble!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone zoucrew102 (1879) - - APR 12, 2015
Bomber, 2012 vintage. Intoxicating aroma of caramel, bourbon, wood and vanilla. Pours reddish-brown with a thin tan head with good retention and lacing. Starts with excellent caramel sweetness with a slick, smooth mouthfeel. Finishes equally as smooth with the bourbon, wood and vanilla taking center stage as well as a slight boozy burn at the very end. This is a fantastic beer with the complex flavors complementing each other quite nicely. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
thanks to gabrielm for a fresh bottle of this, bottled less than 1 week ago!!! i had the first batch, and this batch is equally as delicious! the first batch has no wax on the cap, second batch has black wax coating. pours a deep red, same color as the imperial red really. cream colored head, some spotting. the smell is weet, tons of bourbon, but not boozy, cherries, caramel, breads and biscuits, candy malts, etc. yummy! taste is the same, super sweet, but not cloying, just cany like delicousness without too much fusel in there. nice smooth finish, abv well hidden, excellent and under rated stuff, find it if you can!!! it still has a good hop bitterness to it right now, i like it to set off the sweetness, but this should age really well and become a lot more balanced in a year or two. smaynard6000 (1167) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Pours a deep dark red with average beige head. Woody aroma with a very subtle note of vanilla. Mildly sweet with strong flavors of bourbon and a bit of vanilla. Alcohol definitely present. Full bodied with a biting finish with lingering vanilla. Damn good.
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Sampled @ AZ Strong Beer Fest. Might have been the best of show here...runner up that challenged this was also by them. Camped out by the tent...they brought it! Burnt tangerine pour with mahogany at its core and a small ivory cap floating above. Decadently sweet aroma with vanilla, oak, caramel, bourbon, and even hints of chocolate. Maple, molasses, bourbon, raw wood, vanilla bean and honey fill the palate. Syrupy and coating. Amazing! nuplastikk (6277) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2014 2013 vintage 22oz bomber from Elise. Aged the better part of a year. Wow. This is pretty phenomenal. Ruby amber-brown body, unfiltered. Foamy glass lacing beige head. Bourbon-vanilla aroma. Quite reminiscent of the Bourbon Barrel Barleywine from Goose Island in some respects. Has enough Barleywine characteristics that I’d be happy to categorize it as that. Chewy caramel woody bourbon candy tones. Solid. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2012 vintage, consumed 2/19/15. Draft. Age treated this well, as I found this to be much better than many others. Clear ruby mahogany. Small beige head. Gorgeous aroma. Complex. Great bourbon barrel character. Very ’cohesive’. Great balance. Super. andrewje41 (3885) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2015
22 Oz bottle from Eric. Thanks so much! First marble, and it’s a good one for sure. Pours a dark brownish red color with a swirling fizz head. Caramel and dark fruit forward aroma. Flavor is semi sweet, with caramel, and a heavy vanilla background. Just enough bourbon to know it’s there, and not overpower the other fantastic flavors going on here. Dry, vanilla spice and oak finish. I knew I was excited for these beers, but this actually exceeded my expectations, which was a surprise to me. Awesome beer. SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 8, 2011
I had this on draft at the Blues and Brews fest 2011, and it may possibly have been the best ale I have ever tasted. I managed to get a bottle version recently, and while not as good as that draft, it’s still a great ale. Deep color, not much head. Fantastic aroma, almost overpowering. A very sweet start that quickly fades to a dryness, without being bitter at all. Well done.