twindadplus2 (591) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Discount. Pours a murky brown color with basically no head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Flavor is an odd sweet and sour that I didn’t expect in a bock. Palate is smooth and creamy with a full malty finish. Not bad but I don’t think I would get it again.
sherm1016 (1141) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Otto’s Wine Cask. Pours a deep amber, light brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty, caramel, bread. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, toffee, bread, maybe just a touch of bitter hops, but not much, with a sweet, caramel finish.
hayduke (3351) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a draft pour at THE LOCAL Beer Bar in Eureka, CA. Came in the glass at clear copper color with a beige head. Nose is woody with f loral hops. Full bodied with a rich sticky mouthfeel. Flavor is on the sweet aide with ripe fruit and birch. Finishes bitter sweet. Very unique and tasty brew.
AWISLguy (1262) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Discount. Pours a reddish brown with an off white head. Some spotty lacing. Aroma has sweet caramel, some lemon, some toastiness and a bit of earth. Taste is of sweet, sweet caramel, some bitter lemon and some sour fruit. Little of the doughy breadiness that I enjoy in a dopple. Syrupy sweet and malty. More like a strong brown ale?
reebtogi (4155) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing as it settles. Aroma is caramel and light pitted fruits with some sappy notes. Taste is a light fruit and caramel malty sweetness with a mild citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied and mildly carbonated. A decent brew for the style and recommended for a good tasting experience.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy garnet red with some brown highlights and a short lived fizzy head. Sweet molasses and grain aroma. Tastes of caramel, molasses, and light chocolate with a thick sticky palate. Good.
alexsdad06 (5370) - Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Bunker. Pours a deep amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has sweet caramel malts, birch syrup that comes off similar to maple but maybe a touch sweeter and ripe fruits. The flavor is ripe fruits, caramel, syrupy, with a hint of wood and roast to add some balance. Still tilted way to the sweet side.
jcnielsen (2065) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with yellowish tan head. Sweet syrupy aroma. Very sweet malty, syrupy flavor.
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled, pours an orange amber with small whitish head, sticky sweet caramel and sweet fruit flavors , simple syrup and caramel finish
HonkeyBra (3358) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a dull rusty amber pour with a medium white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of toffee, caramel, birch syrup, cane sugar. Flavor is sweet, sticky, lots of caramel and syrup. Brown sugar, maple syrup, mild raw sugar. The beer is balanced by a slight roastiness and a touch of roastiness from the malt. Full bodied, touch of alcohol towards the finish. Overall, a nice beer that’s a bit too sweet for me.