BuckeyeBoy (8301) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 8, 2017
22oz bottle have had many times. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is roast malts some whiskey barrel notes vanilla spice pit fruit chocolate and some ash. Taste is more of the nice bourbon barrel vanilla some booze and chocolate. stevoj (5441) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle share. Dull pour, flat and oily, small ring of brown head. Aroma.a is harsh and wooden. Taste smoothes out a little, Dirty, earthy, peaty, a bit of alcohol warmth, bitter at the tail. Salvages itself after a questionable start. jgb9348 (6441) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Pitch black, fully opaque coloured body with an oily head and a very thin, half centimetre tall rich brown head. Aroma of rich roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, earth, raisins, prunes, molasses, maple, licorice and alcohol - very strong and rich, just in the aroma! Full-bodied; Super rich malty flavour with alcohol, maple, licorice, chocolate, coffee, earth, toffee caramel and a lot of complexity from pit fruits and sugars with a lot of bourbon and oaky notes noticeable. Aftertaste is insanely rich and flavourful with some strong complexities, but a relatively easy to drink and well hidden alcohol beer for the style, if that is possible at all for a double-digit beer. Overall, definitely worth sampling if you can find it, I’m glad I kept mine around for a while - it surely helped round out the edges by having it age a bit. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Portland (Pearl), Oregon on 04-May-2015 for US$15,99 sampled at home in Washington on Christmas Day, 25-December-2016. monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2016
A very good desserty stout. Pours a super thick black with a red-brown head. Smells of bourbon and maple syrup. Taste is like a dessert, with vanilla ice cream up front, followed by bourbon, and then a heap of maple syrup and molasses in the finish. Had in the bottle.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone andrewje41 (4174) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2016
22 oz bottle poured, to celebrate Bengals 2016 touchdown #3. 1 year of age on this bottle. Gio. Pours midnight black with no head to speak of. Huge Bourbon aroma with a maple constant. Flavor is a rich chocolate, strong oak, maple, and potent bourbon. Has a slight doughy element. Slightly smokey. Overall a fun imperial, but not too memorable.
charule (2288) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Bottle from City Hops. Poured thick black with min dark brown head. Aroma light boozy dark fruit dark char roast vanilla. Min carb thick bod. Taste bittersweet good roast. Knew it scored well but actually lives up to it Thisis12ptfont (1215) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Aromas of dark chocolate, toffee, raisins, plums, figs, dark fruits, cherries, aged malts, oak, and barrel wood. Pours black with a very thin foam and intense alcohol legs. Taste brings harsh charred malts, campfire ash, dark bitter chocolate, cacao nibs, aged dark malts, oak, maple syrup, slick malt syrup, slick molasses, caramel, nougat and leather. Finishes intensely boozy with massive bourbon and oak. Overall, a very complex and dark with tons of flavors. Very heavy on the booze. Iphonephan (7207) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2016
From a 22 oz. bottle. Pours an inky black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma of rich dark chocolate and whiskey. Flavors of dark pit fruits, oak and tobacco. Bitter roast finish. thomashall (999) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bomber shared by Bvery, thanks buddy! Dark black pour, thick, dark brown head. Nice sweet vanilla and molasses aroma. Taste is so well balanced, sweet and boozy. Amazing stuff! BVery (11240) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bomber. One of the darkest densest pours I’ve ever seen. Molasses, ash, slight booze, maple syrup, hint of wood. Awesome.