fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark brown color with red shades, and creamy head. Ordinary aroma and flavor of caramel, with some malt; good body structure; it has some spices, both in the aroma and flavor, cinnamon and nutmeg apparently; bold bitterness. Good but not exciting.
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, at the brewery
Dark amber colour. Slightly chocolatey, minty, sprucy aroma - none used, though. A little bit thin. Accent is towards toffeeish, slightly chocolatey malt notes.
bhensonb (13520) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma of warm roast caramel with a touch of floral hop. Full bodied. Flavor is caramel, hint of vanilla, moving towards brown sugar, with some lightly spicy floral hop. Very smooth. Tasty.
bu11zeye (12527) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanbrew) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, light pine, roasted malt, and earth. Flavor of cherry, caramel, noticeable oxidation, and toffee.
mcberko (11936) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at Boundary Bay Brewpub, pours dark amber. Aroma of caramel malts, X-mas spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, etc.) and vanilla. Flavour of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and light fruits. A slightly thin palate. Decent.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at mcbackus 10/19. Dark amber pour. Tan head. Aroma is yeast, spices, hops, and some bread. Flavor is pretty good. I get some bread, yeast, sweetness and a hint of the alcohol. I liked it pretty well.
Ferris (10550) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Toasty, nice sweetness and a touch of spice. Cloudy brown with a nice light brown head. Cocoa, toast and some spice with a light boozy finish. Chocolate, candy and light bitterness are also there. A decent winter warmer.
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Backus’s Backdoor Bash ‘08... Clear, deep amber ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, khaki head. Good retention. Earthy, toffee and caramel nose. Medium to full-bodied with a nice, silky mouthfeel and nearly-expired carbonation. Not much going on, flavor-wise. A layer of sweetness teases my tongue, but doesn’t really deliver on the promise of full, malty flavor. Finishes mildly sweet and lightly bitter.
deyholla (9636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber brown with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma combines bread and biscuit notes with some sweet grains underlying. Flavor has sweet grains and a touch of caramel with some biscuit and a bit of toffee.
DJMonarch (9173) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Slightly spicy aroma. Mid brown coloured strong in alcohol and a little sweet on the palate with a hint of dryness in a bitter and nutty malt finish.