SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a small off white head. Nose is carmaly malts with a resiny hop note. Palate is medium with a light fizz. Sticky molars and a light bitterness. Flavors are sweet caramel malts and resiny hops.
TheGent (611) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
the simple goodness of a pale ale. A full growler enjoyed. Dark amber color. Aroma is very light flower hope with some buttery sweet malt behind it. Toast with caramel taste and mild bitterness. Really the kind of beer they would love in Deerfield and the Berkshires.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep coppery amber with a thin white head. Soft malt, toast on the nose, a very faint dusting of hops. Medium bodied, toasty malt and a touch of sweet toast. Soft bitterness into the finish. Easy drinking.
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle is 3 months past the best by date so I assume this is skewing the beerís qualities a little. Strongest notes of caramel and sweet bread. Decent amount of carbonation and thin mouthfeel. A good beer that doesnít jump out in any way.
Drake (6488) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Darien. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus, floral, tropical hops and very faint pale malts. The taste is citrus hops and toasted caramel malts. Medium bodied. Solid.
Slubgob (97) - West Hartford, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pour into plastic cup. Doesnít help with the nose.bright and fizzy on the tongue moderate hops up front. Finished with s clean wheat taste.solid sipper.
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of nail polish and carmel malts. Clear ruby-brown beer with thick tan head. Chemical sweetness up front. Some toffee and molasses notes. Very little appreciable bitterness. Seems out of balance and maybe fermented too hot. Iíve liked some of the other BBC beers but this one just really isnít enjoyable.
davey101 (490) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber into a snifter. Best by: 08/28/2012
A - Dark amber body with a red tint. Off-white soapy head. Really solid lacing and retention.
S - Sweet caramel malts and english style hops. A bit piney and grassy.
T - A bit subdued. Caramel and bready malts with a touch of clean grass. Simple and tasty. Medium body with low carbonation.
O - A simple and clean APA. Hops are light but it has a great bready malt backbone.
retinadoc (98) - - APR 19, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Murky amber color. Looks like homemade beer. Average aroma and carbonation. Tastes of subdued hops, Clean finish. A rough, unfinished beer. Would not try again.
jeremytoni (2706) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Light hoppy flavor with a quick malty finish.
PhatB420 (468) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber into a pint. Color is more like a brown than a typical pale ale, but this is traditional so I guess thats different. Taste has a mainly malty backbone, sweet caramel, roasted ceader, piney sap. Goes down sweet, thick on the malt, slow, and tangy. Color omits a brown, some plum, some chocolate, and some cheeried brown wood. A raisin fig combo also hangs out in the taste. Im just not sold on the name labled on the bottle. An american strong, though not that strong, would be better. I like bbc.