onceblind (11147) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2018
Black pour with no head whatsoever. Huge Hershey syrup aroma that’s big on chocolate and sweet vanilla and brown sugary bourbon and a hint of caramel latte. Bold huge flavor that’s at once woodsy and bourbonny but then a wave of sweet chocolate syrup rides in and brings vanilla along with it. Warm lingering chocolate bourbon finish with a cafe mocha undertone. Amazing. neongolden (2076) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2017
(2016 keg @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen, Dec 15/17) Pitch black pour with a small off white head. Aroma is pretty roasted and peppery, notes of coffee, hard-roasted cacao, ashy burnt grain, moderate whiskey, wood, light sweet caramel, soft vanilla and spicy chili. On the palate, rather dry, core of dark caramel and chocolate, burnt wood, spent coffee grounds, ash, light vanilla, rather hot whiskey spirit, moderately high peppery heat, dusty, rather harsh into the finish. Medium-full body, soft carbonation, a bit of booze. Came across as rather harsh in comparison to many other stouts consumed alongside, like the chilies and barrel were amplifying each other's worst qualities. Maybe a bit old, not the best Bomb. Remembered this as better from a quick sip previously. fiery1 (1818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2017
375ml bottle @ Matt's. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small beige head. Nose is a nice amount of coffee, whiskey barrels, with hints of cocoa and vanilla. Flavour is quite similar, cocoa, vanilla, coffee and whiskey barrels with an underlying chilli character. witt (96) - Elsinore, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2017
Pours pitch black, no head and thick lacing on the glass.
Aroma has vanilla, peppers, oak, bourbon, spices, cinnamon.
Taste is cinnamon, vanilla, roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, oak, maple syrup-ish sweetness, bourbon finish with peppers that sits in for a long time. NightHawk91 (96) - POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Smell: whisky, vanilla, dark cocoa, coffee. Tongue: less barrel, more coffee and chillies. Aroma is more complexed than taste. Good job. // W aromacie głównie beczka, w tle wanilia, gorzkie kakao i kawka, delikatne papryczki w sumie też i ani grama stricte alkoholu. W smaku beczka już tak nie dominuje, jest więcej kwaskowatej kawy. Od pierwszego łyka wyczuwalne piekące papryczki. Generalnie aromat bardziej kompleksowy niż smak. Świetne piwo jak każdy RIS od Prairie.
beerplace (2394) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2017
355ml bottle (thx, Rick P.!) at Matt's. Pours a very dark brown with a weak beige head. Aroma is chocolate, barrel, peppers. Similar taste. This one is nice. Like others BA stuff, though. Ferris (17800) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle - Dark chocolate and coffee notes. Rich complex coffee, raw wood and some nice dark chocolate. Lots of raw wood and sweet chocolate with a lon* woody chocolate note. Oakes (19569) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2017
Dark brown. No head. On the nose, rich barrel/whisky notes, coffee is assertive, and there's a bit of vanilla. Sweet, the coffee and vanilla actually go together. Pretty drinkable for this size, the body having a touch of acidity that helps to bring it to life. The finish is a bit nuttiness. Looking at this one way, it's a fucking mess. Looking at this another way, it's a happy mess. mcberko (20285) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2017
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is very complex and multi-faceted, with coffee, whiskey barrels, cocoa and vanilla, with a touch of spiciness. Flavour is along the same lines, with spicy peppers, cocoa, vanilla, coffee and whiskey barrels. Probably a bit too many elements here, but they do work cohesively. Finishes on barrel notes, with a touch of spice. Excellent. hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2017
May 14, 2016. On tap at CBC, green session.
Black with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted, malty, light spicy with coffee, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, some chili notes, burnt wood and bourbon. Taste is sweet, roasted and spicy. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth texture. Finish has a slight chili heat, smooth roastiness,