wchesser (2110) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Nov. 11 bottle enjoyed in 6/13. Deep dark brown with some reddish translucent edges. Pillowy but fading head. Nose of some roast coffee, bourbon, and wood. Taste follows, with some nice lingering dark chocolate and ash. Pretty straightforward, but enjoyable for sure. Theydon_Bois (20139) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle split at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/06/13 - big thanks to Jack for liberating this one across the pond.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a light tan head.
Nose is light roast, wood, bourbon notes, dark chocolate, treacle toffee.
The flavours in this one were a little thin for a BA impy, chocolate, dark fruits, booze, woody notes, raisens.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, some warming alcohol in the finale.
Ok stuff, the booze is a little on the harsh side and could have been better integrated. Drinkable but not a great - would find a bomber of this on my own a bit of a chore I think!?! 48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2011 Bomber. Pitch black pour with mocha head. Nose of coffee, roast, chocolate and a touch of bourbon. Taste follows in the coffee and roast side. Surprisingly very bitter and not from hops. Also quite sour. Bad bottle perhaps.
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Bottle aged 1 year by redpooba. Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate and plum aroma. Flavour includes sweet, bitter fruit, chocolate, bourbon and alcohol. Goes down creamy with a nice bite. marcus (10466) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a very attractive light brown head and a treacle and alcohol aroma. There is a chocolate, coffee, treacle and dark fruity flavor with and oak finish and a bourbon trail. Very complex.
bhensonb (15489) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
750 c&c from timfoolery. Thanks guy! Pours black with a creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma is quite bourbon, oaky, dark fruity, treacle, chocolate. Med + body. Flavor is very nice chocolate/cacao, bourbon, vanilla, wood/oak. Finish is towards, but not reaching, dry with lots and lots of flavor. Fantastic beer. jbruner (5002) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours a black brown from the bottle with no real head or lacing. Aroma of vanilla from the oak and booze. Taste was sweet bourbon barrel aged goodness, dark but thin. I suppose for a bba malt liquor this was pretty solid. ketchepillar (1199) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 15, 2013
2011. Very smooth palate, reminiscent of CCB 110k+OT, batch 2. Aroma is a bit soy saucy. Pretty hoppy still. Carafa special + burnt toast. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
February 2012. Rated from my backlog. 750 ml. corked bottle. Poured black with a tan head. The added oak is not over done as you can experience in so many similar beers. This one is a keeper. HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
Pours pitch black with very minimal tan head and thin lacing. Bourbonesque nose with roasted caramel and chocolate malt aromas. Flavours are smooth with a medium body and light carbonation. Bourbon was less pronounced in the taste and the chocolate/dark fruit flavours more noticeable. Pretty tasty.