matthewjk (1097) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
22oz Bomber. Tracked down this one at Kroger of all places! I couldnít even find this at a local specialty shop. Interesting combination of malts, hops, and what taste like coconut. As described by brewer, the hints of bourbon do add a nice touch. Overall, Iím not a huge fan, but definitely worth drinking. RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2010 iíve had this beer a few times. on the most recent occasion, on draft. the first impression was coconut, that moved to a strong whiskey aftertaste. i wont be ordering this one again.
UPDATE 10-9-2010.. on tap at uptown. thin. dry canadian whiskey flavor. this beer is lacking complexity. drinkable but boring. cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2009
On tap at steak house. Pours dark black with a small, creamy head. Dark tan with good lacing. Aroma is very bready. Chocolate and coffee with a strong alcohol character. Strong flavor of semi sweet chocolate. Slight hints of caramel with a strong roasted character ti finish it. Silky smooth mouth feel. Carbonation a bit prickly. A very good beer, itís a little sweet and a tad over carbonated. nwiseman (202) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Bottle shared with bro for my b-day. Pours a deep golden brown with thick head. Taste is creamy smooth and sweet. Even better on the palate with a very smooth finish. This definitely gets a spot on my favorite stouts list. Canít wait to try it again. Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown with a creamy thin tan head that lasts throughout. Good lacing. The aroma has lots of sweet caramel and roasted malt with a hint of vanilla. Great bourbon aroma. Initial flavor is of bourbon followed by a malty sweetness with a nicely balanced bitterness. Roasted malt. Grassy hop flavor. Warming seems to accentuate the vanilla. Medium to heavy bodied. Finishes surprisingly dry. Truly an interesting stout.
madmitch76 (24388) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2010 2nd August 2008. 8.5% ABV version bottle. Very dark brown - black beer. Soft silky palate, low carbonation. Creamy malt with a rich fruity undertone. Pleasant oak and vanilla and minerals on the finish. Not too dry like so many barrel aged beers. Smooth and complex. yinzerbeernut (180) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Very deep dark brown pour with a decent head for the weight of this beer. Almost copper head and slight lacing with roast malt and fresh cut timber scents. Full bodied, smooth and forward drinking. Flavors of roast coffee, dark chocolate, and alcohol. WVHouseofBeer (1065) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2016 Sampled at the 2009 Pittsburgh Brufest. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt and alcohol. Flavor is of chocolate and an overwhelming whiskey flavor. It was almost like taking a shot every drink, not something that I want in a beer. BigBeer45 (1523) - Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2009 Bomber bottle,
pours a dark brown and ruby, gave an initial tan and off-white small head that recedes to a ring, there was a good amount of effervescence but it is hard to see unless you hold the glass up to a light, left some sticky bubbled lacing on the glass to,
there are aromas of dark brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, dark caramel candy and burnt caramel sweetness in the background, also, there are faint berry or dark fruit aromas in the background,
flavors of dark brown sugar and some burnt brown sugar, touch of coffee, chocolate, some roasted malt flavor, a touch of alcohol on the tongue and faint licorice in the background, has a medium bitterness or so at the finish,
mouth feel is medium or a bit more with a touch of syrupiness feel in the tongue,
there are lots of floaties in this brew even though I find no sediment in the bottle,
I used to enjoy this drink more a few years ago but it appears that my palate is changing (or the recipe for this drink has changed) and this has diminished my liking for this drink, anyway, I think this drink makes a good Winter Warmer to sip on.
Bonster (182) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bomber from my beer store. Wow! Aggressive pour, black-brown in color with thin tan head. Burying my nose in my glass aromas of bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, and coffee smack me in the face. First sip is Wow! Bourbon/alcohol flavor up front, molasses, cocoa, malt, vanilla, a lot going on in this one. The flavor evolves as the beer warms, more notes of coffee and alcohol is less pronounced. Medium body, strong and warm. Perfect for dark cold nights. One of the best beers Iíve had in a while.