BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a large, creamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (bread, cookie, nutty), earthy and woody hops, dates, and wood notes. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry finish.
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Black Bottle Fort Collins. Pours a dark orangish brown appearance with a brown head. Caramel, a bit nutty, toasty malty, somewhat earthy aroma. Moderately sweet, a touch smoky, burnt caramel malty, nutty flavor. Pretty tasty.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2010 Bottle… Clear, dirty orange ale with a huge, frothy, white head that diminishes to a small, tight, white cap that is in no hurry to go anywhere anytime soon. Strange, but enjoyable, aroma – tangerine, toasted nuts and milk chocolate. Medium-bodied and raspy with prickly carbonation. The flavor is all about milk chocolate, bitter orange peel and gentle, citric acidity. Finishes chocolaty and fairly bitter with a rumor of tartness. Definitely infected, but may God bless whatever bug is in here. Took a boring, used-up style and made it relevant.
Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Premiere. A sweet aroma. Enormous soapy head, lacey. Long bitter finish. In a word: nutty brown. Very drinkable Hops and malting is so balanced. Better than its rating in the sense that I would serve this regular to people if available down the street. Great for the style.
GT2 (8175) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
651mL thanks to nmann08. Pours a clear, raspberry ruby with a tan head leaving some big, sheety lace. Aroma is 100% acetaldehyde. Text book brewing flaw. All bruised, red apples and green apples. Taste is spicy, bitter, lemon, spice, some chocolate and roasted malt bitter. Watery mouthfeel.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This rating is dedicated to Candice Alstrom, who really needs to re-evaluate who she is as a person. Served on cask at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, on 6/13/11. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, dark malts and earthy, citrus hops. The taste is citrus hops, chocolate and some roastiness. Medium bodied.
jtclockwork (7900) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a lovely dark brown with tan head. Nice lacing. Nose/taste of mixed nuts, burnt and roasted malt and some caramel notes. Some juicy citrus mixed in on the mouth feel. Finishes a bit dry. Medium body. Nice beer.
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (bottled 8/11 and consumed early to mid 11/11). Pours with a muddy brown body with an off-white head that fades quickly. Aromas are grassy, vegital, brown sugar, huge apple esters, roast, oats/cereal grain, some fruit hop notes. Messy. Flavors are roasty, bitter, light fruit, coffee, acrid, bready and chalky. Medium to lively bubbles, thin and astringent. Not good (hopefully just this bottling run).
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours turbid mahogany with 2-finger khaki head that laces copiously. Nose is roasty vienna and munich malts, a nice nutty waft of walnut, pecan, and cacao, and big hops. Tastes very hoppy, piney, with a big vienna malt bill, nutty notes, brown sugar, walnut, and cacao. Complex and velvety palate, and finished bold with more hops and bitterness as it warms. This one is very good.
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2010 Sample from a bottle shared by Brad at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week. The beer is a clear amber-orange color with a medium frothy off-white head that burns away quickly. Sticky rings of lacing. Aroma of toasted bread and caramel malt. Medium body with flavors of sweet toasted malt, milk chocolate and some fruit. The finish is sweet and malty, with a very light hops aftertaste. Just average overall.