SpringsLicker (3133) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky deep amber color that easily puts up a frothy off-white head that falls to a persistent foam scum. Makes a quickly falling lace on the glass.
Fruity with thin malt aroma.
The flavor is a mix of sweetness and a touch of sour bitterness. Somewhat strange, and hard to describe.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Purchased at Sams Quik Shop in Durham. Deep Amber color, clear, with semi-creamy off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit, sweet, caramel, raisin, peach, plum. Flavor is similar, bit of clove in finish, dark fruits, touch of alcohol in finish. Probably the best beer I have had from Abita. Not as spicy as some of the Belgian varieties, and the yeast is there, but it doesn’t seem to drive the aroma and flavor. Still, I think this beer is a little better than folks are rating it.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, lively, thick ruby mahogany with a nice head of beige. Aroma is veggie oatmeal cookie with raisins; really unusual scent. Flavor follows suit but adds a bit of smoky licorice in the mix. Lingering and bitter flavor of vegetable plum. Slick mouthfeel that leaves a woody presence on the tongue. Not bad, but I can’t say I truly enjoyed this. Flavor is really unusual but not necessarily in a good way.
jefcon (1391) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep copper color with a fine slight head and some lacing. Aromas of oatmeal cookie, yeast and chocolate drink. Really sweet, and lacking a certain yeasty punch that a dubbel ought to have. Sweetening, malty finish matches with a woodsy, earthy element that brings the beer full circle. The flavors are problematically out of balance.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear garnet pour with a thin beige head. Doughy, sweet malts, and spicy aroma. Floral/ vinous notes, spice, and caramel
wxman (1428) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 Pours a reddish amber with a decent antique lace head that coats the glass. Aroma is sweet malt, spices and tobacco. Taste is sweet malt again along with some citrus, caramel, licorice and a little hop bitterness. Pretty well balanced and tasty.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from la bodega. Mahogeny brown with a fluffy white head. Alcohol and sweet fruit aroma and taste without much else going on.
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 (5482) - 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 (3303) - 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.