Bim Bam Boom
Short's Brewing Company

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #2,063
Ranked #34,932
3.7 | pDev: 12.97%
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Bim Bam Boom is a rich dark stout brewed with cocoa nibs, cayenne pepper, and orange. Initial flavors are of sweet citrus followed by a lively tingling of peppery spice. A finish complete with roasted cocoa and tart orange flavors leaves a lasting impression.
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3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Poured bottle from 12/16 variety pack (10% version) into a clean snifter. Black with light tan/khaki head 1/2 finger. leaves light lace.

Smell is chocolate, moderate bourbon/ vanillin to me , slightly orange peel.

Taste is bourbon/dark chocolate notes. The habanero really kicks up the heat on this bad boy. Spicier than I thought it was going to be for sure.. a little too much and overpowers the balance with a hot feeling throughout the performance of the drank.

Full bodied stout that drinks like a.... habanero ... bourbon ... milk chocolate....... pepper... stout. If you roll this beer around your tongue it burns and the spicy factor is real! Never had that before in similar stouts.

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3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Shorts Bin Bam Boom.

I really have no idea what to expect here. No stylistic information available on the bottle from what I can tell. Assuming a wheat with all the bottle mentioned flavors added? Who knows. Also,I'd like to thank the new beer guy from my local shop for tossing this into the single section for me. You're a life saver man. Let's drink up.

Look - From the twelve ounce bottle hard poured into a dimpled pint glass. Welp, this was unexpected. It's dark. Not that dark is a bad thing, I actually would prefer the flavors stated on the bottle in a dark beer. By dark,I mean this thing is nearly pitch black without any light penetration. Head amounts to two fingers of deep mocha before settling down to a thick finger and a quarter amongst the top of the swill. Carbonation is impossible to get a read on given the depth. Lacing is mild.

Smell - The cayenne is quite apparent upon the first sniff which FOR ME is is just fine seeing as I was goofing for the pepper to play a big role. The chocolate and orange are also all there. Well pretty Mich everything promised knowledge the bottle come to the nose with chocolate domination, pepper coming in second and orange finishing third. Curious to see how this was goes in the flavor profile.

Taste - The cayenne is definitely in your face more than you would expect but that is completely fine in my opinion. No actual pepper flavors thankfully but instead just the heat to let you know it is there. The chocolate is really the driving force with the orange making a very apparent mark. This is a virtual perfectly executed Chile beer. Hops and malts come together nicely.

Feel - The feel is completely full with a low level of carbonation. The heat builds more and more the longer you allow it to sit in your mouth but cayenne simply is lower spectrum to a guy that loves hot foods like me. Carbonation could easily be confused with the tingling factors so I can't really read it. Swallows with some apparent spice.

Overall - An exceptional Chile beer. I love hot foods and I love beer just as much so my rating will.probably be a bit biased. I would LOVE to see a habañero version of this instead of the cayenne. If you despite hot food, please ago away and do not review. Buy it of you enjoy life spicy. As well executed as habañero sculpin,only the flavors are obviously different given the different styles.

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3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

$2.49 single bottled 1/7 and poured 2/21. Almost bought a couple of these but decided to just get one since it seemed to get quite a few negative reviews.

First off, I love the label. The brightness of the colors just looks great. As for the beer itself, well... I can see why it has some pretty iffy scores.This mostly smells like a typical stout with maybe the faintest amount of cayenne and especially orange. It smells pretty nice and all, but it's far from as intense as I was expecting.

First sip is much like the aroma in that it's quite disappointing, but certainly not bad. Thankfully, there's more orange and cayenne in the taste. The orange mostly comes off as a sort of tart/tangyness midway through and into the finish. Truthfully, there is very little going on otherwise that would suggest that this beer was infused with oranges.

In terms of cayenne, it's pretty much equally null. As it's going on there's a stupidly subtle almost scratchy feeling that's no doubt due to the cayenne, but damn is it subtle. Really, I'd pretty much call this a no-heat kind of beer.

The flavor as a whole is just alright. In a way, it tastes like a slightly infected stout because of that tartness, but not in a critical way. This has a pretty decent roasty stout base with a pleasant cacao presence, but I feel like Short's played it too safe on this one. They should have really went for it and at least added more orange to it. The more I'm drinking the more I'm liking the subtlety of the cayenne, but more orange would be nice.

On the whole, this is a decent beer. Let it warm up for the best experience/most flavor, but even then, don't expect too much.

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Appearance: pours a deep mahogany, hinting on black. a finger or so of a tan head forms. moderate retention and leaving nothing behind. completely dark and opaque.

Smell: roasted malts, chocolate.light pepper, some orange. fairly weak scent

Taste: opens with a nice and pleasant mix of roasted malts and orange peel to orange juice. opens up with more chocolate. the pepper just barely makes it in on the back side.

Mouthfeel: nice moderate body. good balance. nice light touch with all the adjuncts.

Overall: a very nice beer. drinks really light and goes nicely as a stout for summer kind of. the balance is hit pretty perfectly and everything has a nice soft hand to it. no in your face flavors but just nicely done in general. orange comes out nicely as it warms.

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A - Pours a deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is chocolate, orange peel and earthy peppers.

T - The taste is heavy orange and dark chocolate. The chayanne adds a very light heat. The finish is has more orange peel.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation, Crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - Decent beer. Tastes just like a chocolate covered orange. Worth checking out.

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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 97 ratings