bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 16, 2009
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and subtle bourbon. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, hops (light citrus), some bourbon, and caramel. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2009
22oz bottle acquired in a couple of trades. Black waxed. Poured a dark black color with reddish-brown edges and a large sized off white head. Aromas of wood, chocolate, roasty, some bourbon, some vanilla, and caramel. Tastes of wood, roast, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and lighter bourbon. Alcohol content well hiddne. Some lacing left on the glass. slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"No infection issues here, and either I found a mistake, or the price has come way down to match the price of all theor other bombers. $4.99 is easily the cheapest barreled bomber I’ve ever bought (though it is a blend). The hops of the base stout come through more than expected, as dose a highly roasted and slightly smokey character. The barreling is obvious, but light in comparison to many others out there. Quite complex, and a steal at the price point (Total Wine)..." thewolf (12803) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle. [thank you, after4ever]Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2010
Lovely looks. Utterly, completely opaque black with a magnificent, stayin, creamy, beige to ash-grey head. Impressive woody aroma, slight blackberry tartness, oak, sweetness, vanilla, lots of roasted malts, dark chocolate, figs. Highish carbonation, fine very dry mouthfeel. Flavour is a little disappointing. Though it has god oaky tartness, the chocolate behind it is sadly limited, light roasted, soft viniousness. Long, lingering, oaky, light fruity tartness in the light warming finish.
Middle stout rather than an imperial In a word, dry. The pour was a gusher, although not handled much in several months. Most was fortunately saved, and it poured mollasses substantially in foam form. Much roastiness. Initially a bit of sweet, anise, though dryness took over and dominated. Drinkable but a pint is much.Thanks Presario.
jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
@Noogfest High5 Thanks decaturstevo-22oz bottle-pours a brown ring for a head and black color. Aroma is dark malt/oat-molasses. Taste is dark malt/oat-molasses with lots of malt bite, oak, secondary spice hops. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown pour, light brown head. Aroma is very toasty and full of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and toasted oak. Flavor is quite roasty and a bit dry. Lots of good bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and oak. Damn nice beer here. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
alexsdad06 (10817) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Date: July 12, 2009
Source: RBSG 2009
Appearance: dark brown, wispy tan head
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma with a winey fruity character
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, winey sweetness, dry chocolate, light roasted
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a huge foamy tan head. At this point I’m concerned. The aroma is strongly acidic with signs of brett, soured dark malts; nothing that resembles the smooth chocolaty with vanilla wood overtones from the description. Now I’m disappointed. The flavor still shows the infection, but the stout character does come through a bit more. Some roasted malts, dark chocolate with a mild tart character. I should have tried this sooner, but it fell victim to the cellar shuffle. marcus (10680) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
This dark brown ale poured mostly foam, which began to seep from the bottle as soon as it was opened. There is a very pleasant chocolate and bourbon aroma. It was some before the head subsided enough to allow a taste, which consisted of unsweetened chocolate, vanilla, plum and a bit of alcohol. It’s a nice winter drink.