Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber as old ale no. 8. Shared by KP- thanks! Pours a hazy amber and a thin head. Aroma is stale- oxidation wet paper and cardboard- plastic rubber phenolic and spicy with thinning brown sugar sweetnes. Toasty and brown sugar light maple sweetness- oxidation slight salt- meaty, solvent and orange liquor with pine-sol. Finishes a bit thin. Too old.
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007 bomber. Pours cloudy, turbid red-amber with a modest, short-lived head and no lacing to speak of. Strong, pleasant aroma of burnt sugar, toffee, bread and some sweet floral notes. Sweet, malty, molasses-like flavor with enough hops for balance and a touch of alcohol. Palate is quite thin and watery with a weak finish. Carbonation is moderately low. Otherwise smooth. Decent beer, but the body and finish are too weak for full enjoyment.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in trade from TURDFERGUSON, thanks Sam. Lots of stuff going on here. Some dessert like qualities as far as the flavors, some candy bar tastes.. lots of caramel-toffee and maybe something else.Lots might turn into too much for me to figure.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a murky brown color with an off white head. Aroma, caramel, brown sugar, sweet smelling, and earthy. Flavor, caramel, earthy notes, brown sugar. Nothing popped out, seemed tired.
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sam’s. Wow, only 22 ratings so far. Nice, sweet, old ale aromas. Don’t know how else to describe it. No dirty socks in my bottle. Flavor is a little muted and watery. Brown sugar, raisins, caramel. Good beer, underrated.
nearbeer (4061) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2008 650 ml. Clear dark copper brown with ruby highlights, and a small head that disappears. Earthy-spiced molasses and brown sugar aroma. Flavor is sherry, sweet earthy wood, cherries, toasted nut and rummy caramel. Palate is lighter than it ought to be (light-medium), watery, and dryish.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Grainy herbal nose with more dirty socks. Burnt caramel and astringent palate. DIrty astringent finish.
bhensonb (12149) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong aroma of roasted caramel, almost some chocolate. Not much hop, if any. Hazy amber color with no worthwhile head (bubbles). Thin to medium body with very mild carbonation. Starts with dark fruit and roasted caramel. Something reminiscent of dates. Pretty smooth. With some passage of time mild bitterness begins to show up and build up. It’s a malty thing, and the finish seems weak in hop. Still, it’s tasty, and something rare.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber/medium brown. Small amount of long-lasting head. Lots of caramel and toasty notes in the aroma; very little hops, what are there are sharp and biting. I like Suttree’s Bride’s description of pecan pie without the pecans, except, well, I sorta smell the pecans, too. Moderate amount of EtOH in the aroma. Flavor begins as wheat toast, and then tunnel visions out to a fading spot of uncertain sourness. I get some lightly sweetish, caramel notes here but overall not much richness or complexity. Nothing wrong here, but not inspiring to me.
Suttree (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dense, murky brown, with no head. Surprising aroma - piney hops, then an intense sweet note. Flavor is brown sugar and toffee, with a surprisingly clean finish. The Bride descriped as tasting like pecan pie with out pecans, and I think that’s about right. As it warms, though, a fruity, cherry note emerges.