thicksuds (373) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty nice taste, dark amber color, has a syrupy thick quality, very malty with some hop presence as well, sort of like a wee heavy.
sailracer (354) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a deep amber color with a stiff, root beer like head. Has a nice meaty palate with yeasty overtones. Overall this was excellent and perfect for Winter.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. bomber brought back by BP on his trip to New England: Pours a fairly clear amber color with suprisingly little head and very little carbonation. The aroma is malty sweet, with some hints of fruitiness, toffee, faint spice and a hint of hops. Taste is fairly malty, sweet with that faint spice again - and a very mild hop finish to balance it all out. Very smooth and overall not a bad beer at all.
JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good seasonal that I enjoy every year. BBC does very similar things on most of their beers and this one I think exemplifies the best of what they do. Big malt backbone with light hopping in the British tradition. If you are looking for a big ABV hop bomb you will be disappointed. Check your expectations and you will find a well crafted beer that strangely enough stands out for its lack of extremist tendencies and doesn’t follow the big beer crowd. If your worried that it doesn’t pack enough punch for the cold winter months, well its only sold in 22 oz bombers so that should make up the difference. Quantity and quality.
alexsdad06 (3822) - Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from trade. Pours a hazy amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma has moderately sweet caramel malt, citrus hops, grass, touches of ripe fruits and is a bit earthy. The flavor is similar with caramel malts, bread, slight ripe fruits, citrus and bittering hops, wheat grass, with just a hint of dust. This wasn’t bad, it just didn’t really work for me. I also found it interesting that the description said it was made to sustain you during the long New England winter and I thought it was more of a late summer beer. This was not big enough in flavor or mouthfeel to satisfy during the winter.
Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate complex sour citrus and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good complex beer.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, pours a nice ruby amber with a medium light tan head. Aroma is sweet and slightly sour biscuit malt and lots of dry hop character. Flavor is a great balance of bread, rye, and doughy malts, with a nice punch of hops that complement the malt but don’t overpower. The malt character lingers while the hops mildly dry the tongue. Nice beer.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange. Has that nice malt hoppiness to it that you’d get from a Rogue beer. Rated 2/26/05
PhatB420 (531) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber vitalized by the rain. Taste is border line non fullfilling. Like an amped up ale but too poser like to sink in the taste of excellence. Pours solid tan brown sade with nothing to see through. Goes down like an ice cube down a wet slide, but has a slinky resistance to the aftertaste that keeps you coming back. The Berkshires are beautiful.
thornecb (3973) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an autumnal blood orange into a shaker. Off-white head quickly recedes to sicken surface. Mild caramel aromas. Sweet caramel upfront turning crisp and dry in the lasting citrus finish.