hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty sharp looking bomber picked up at papago...
rich hazy amber color with a gigantic soft pale beige head. there is a load of assorted lacing as well as a ’u’ shaped ring of foam.
big aroma of overly floral yeast with notes of buttery caramel, toasted nuts and a tart fruitiness similar to white verjus or grape water.
the palate is nearly sticky along with a substance and thickness of yeast. the flavor is rather meh... toasted nuts, lots of caramel, golden raisins, and dried herbs with a spicy alcohol laden finish.
mouth feel is thick with yeast and approaching sticky. medium bodied. 6/3/5/3/12/2.9
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from the Binny’s in Orland Park, IL: It pours a somewhat hazed brownish amber body with loads of bubbles and a dense, fizzy light tan head. It’s a bit light scented, but carries an aroma of rich caramel, spices, dark dried dates, and brown sugar. The flavor flattens out a bit, having just the caramel and light spices with a faint fruitiness at the finish. Okay.
Headbanger (3001) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle 2/15/09 (Binny’s Naperville)-Pours a dark amber body with some floaties suspended as if they were in jello. Aroma of belgian yeast, candy sugars, caramel, spices, and cloves. Taste of the same with all the flavors being a bit mild. This medium bodied brew doesn’t really live up to the aromas but is still not bad. Darn nice try.
BOLTZ7555 (2706) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Boring. Just no umph!!! Rusty copper pour with a decent eggshell head and spotty lacing. Aroma is caramel, dark fruit, and spice. Flavor is raisins, prune, and plum. Medium mouthfeel. Not an abomination but nothing special. Guess I can’t be too upset...only $5 a bomber.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Large beige head atop hazy copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, clove, raisin, spice. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, clove, light spice. Medium body.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown pour. Smells like a sweet raisin bread. Slightly bitter taste with a mild sweetness. Not too bad.
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
reddish brown, nice foamy beige head. Everything seems OK at first (might be benefitting from lowered expectations), with a nice enough prune, molasses, caramel aroma. Flavor is, well, uninspired. Nicely sweet at first, but finishes with an unpleasent medicinal note.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours ruby colored with a mostly receding tan head. Aroma of phenols, with notes that are plastic, medicinal and spice. Taste is also dominantly phenolic, with notes of clove, apple, and spice. Some bubblegum notes show up after warming. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with lush carbonation. Didn’t care for the yeast by-products in this one.
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle - $4.99 at Bullock’s in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber body with a huge, frothy, off-white head.
Smell: Bready-scented malts laced with sugar and stuffed with bananas and other fruits and generously spiced with cloves. Like some whacky-ass sandwich!
Taste: Bready, sugary sweet maltiness sprinkled with some light brown sugar. Fruity flavors of golden raisins, ripe plums, and candy-coated bananas. Big kick of spicy cloves. Very minor hop bitterness. A few pieces of Dubble Bubble. Slight warming alcohol presence on the semi-dry, fine carbonated finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s nice. Typically, I’m not a huge fan of their offerings, but this is actually an admirable shot at a dubbel by Abita.
HonkeyBra (3113) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a lightish amber with some head. Smells like rancid malt. A bit metallic, gross. Taste is the same, with maybe a bit of ketchup thrown on there. Also pennies. Atleast the brewery donates money to charity when you buy this. They should just give it back though.