RobertDale (1881) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear darker amber with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, grain, and caramel. Taste is caramel malt, wheat, fruit, and a touch of hops. On the sweet side. Pretty good.
blipp (4775) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a beige head. Grainy and lightly sweet malts, with light earthy hoppy notes. Not bad.
musinj6 (309) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber brown with 1 finger head that quickly dissipates with light lacing. Aroma of caramel, maybe a little rye, and grilled toast. Starts out moderately sweet and continues throughout that way,bu some mild bitterness comes into the finish. Herbal/floral hops. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Clean on the palate. Medium finish. Very drinkable beer.
STL_Drew (152) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Two finger head, creamy, mostly diminishing, clear, dark red, earthy aroma, nice hop flavor not very bitter.
jmagnus87 (1381) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber poured into an English Pint. Pours a clear dark amber with a thin bit of off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel and roasty malt. Taste is light bitter. Roasty malt with caramel and coffee. Medium bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. I would drink this again but I wouldn’t seek it out.
wxman (1170) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a pretty substantial off white head. Nice roasted malt and fresh hop flower aroma. Interesting sweet caramel malt and blackstrap molasses taste, along with a little tartness and mild hop character. Very good. BTW, this ale is 5.6% ABV and 30 IBU.
Brigadier (2230) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle
It has been too long since I was able to try releases from this hidden brewery in the heart of Missouri. While their beers are nothing special they are affordable and easy to find - the complete opposite of the white whale that can never live up to expectations. Hopefully it won’t be two more years before I get another bomber or two.
Aroma / Appearance - The carbonation pops like a bowl of rice crispies. Over the transparent ruby body a film of ivory head floats like wave caps. Honey wheat, dashes of cherry, dusty books left in the rain, and soft hops are not remarkable. Even so it leaves enough of a trace to inspire a closer look.
Flavor / Palate - Yeast infested summer iced tea lightens the mood. A malty finish has a trace of simple hops without overdoing anything. A solid sessionable amber ale this is just what you would expect from looking at it - a low key beer from off the beaten path. For the price tag my demands were not much higher.
Bif (1021) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a deep amber color with a good head and nice lacing. Aroma of malt sweetness, caramel, with a hint of nut and dark fruit. Taste of malt with some caramel sweetness, hint of dark fruit, nuts. Has a nice mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth with a good balance. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy. Worth visiting again sometime.
Finhead (912) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark, amber-brown pour with a big, foamy tan head. The aroma is sugary sweet with caramel and some light bread. The medium body has a slick texture with average carbonation. The taste is very sweet, a little too much.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from beerfest. Poured a deep amber color with a smaller head. Aroma was caramel, malts, brown sugar and molasses. Flavor was deep canides, sweeter malts, caramel, and some metallic earthy flavors. Kind od thin and watery body. Something just didn’t add up on this one. Just below average.