Derek881 (1253) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a tall bottle purchased in MA into a short glass to drink. The beer had a rich brown color with a slight reddish hue and a smaller, creamy dark tan head with mild cling and retention. It featured malty scents of caramel, molasses, and slight touches of coffee and chocolate, along with some earthy hops for balance. The taste was fairly sweet and featured a mixture of caramel and a bit of bitter hops as well. A smooth, wet, and lighter beer with low to average carbonation and a thin mouthfeel.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
So not sure why ratebeer has this down as a strong ale. 22oz bomber. Light tan ale color with well holding white 3 finger head. Aroma is a little plain breadiness and sweet grain. The taste is a bit deeper with orange hops and spicy yeast and on the whole sweetness. Well balanced and fresh palate like all of Berkshire brews
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22-ounce bottle courtesy of HikerCT. Served in a Mikasa tulip.
Pours a bright light brown color with a single-finger off-white head that has some spotty lacing. The nose carries a bit of light caramel and some bread, not too much else. The flavor is equally bland. Some bread. Maybe bread crust, too. Yay! Not much in the way of spicing, so at least it’s not overspiced. Medium body and quite chewy. Blah.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-17-2011
BroSpud (2068) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a light orange with a white head. Sweet aroma followed by a sweet caramel taste with some citrus. Usually not my favorite style but this is pretty good.
thicksuds (449) - 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 (486) - 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 (9140) - 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 (13609) - 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.