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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schlaubee (14) - - JAN 24, 2014
Drinking this on tap. There are some good flavors in here but I am inclined to agree with whomever it was who wrote tasty but not exceptional. That about sums it up!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1116) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
22oz bomber pours a hazy brown with a tan head. Malt and slight wood aroma. Taste is the same

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1575) - - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a large off white head. Nose and taste are very similar. Nutty with chocolate, a touch of hops and an almost lager like yeast character. Medium mouthfeel with solid carbonation. This is tasty but not exceptional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14973) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 Bottle at home... Deep black... Big tan head... Deep roast... Dark malts... Mellow bourbon nose... Soft roast... Dark

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2197) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours a medium brown color with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Aroma is of roasted and nutty malts. Tastes slightly bitter up front, with a sweet caramel like malt backbone, and subtle nuttiness.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bacterial (1678) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2013
Ugh - maybe I let this sit around too long in my cellar? Massive tan head on the pour taking up almost the entire glass. Looks like foam from a root beer float. Taste is a bit of bitter, alcohol and a bittersweet finish. Blarg.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3761) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a moderate off-white head. Nose is very slight, but there is a faint alcohol smell to this. Taste is somewhat malty with a slight kick of bitterness on the finish. Fairly light and smooth, but subtle flavors.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
unclemattie (4250) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
22oz bottle. Medium brown color, tan foam. Head looks like seafoam. Kinda had a dirty pour, seems to have been over bottle conditioned. Scents of citrus hops, musty toasted cereal. Sour flavor, over carbonated. Hints of toasted grains and wood. Overall, it tastes like a beer that had been aged in a barrel sitting forgotten in someone’s garage. (3571)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2012
22oz bottle from jtclockwork, thanks James! Pours a lightly hazed, brown colored body with a bit of an orange hue around the edges. Finger-width, dense and creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is sweeter nutty caramels with a light toast, cocoa, and a hint of toffee-butter. A few dark fruit notes and a light earth. Flavor is similar. Nutty sweet caramels with a bit of a toasty toffee, cocoa, and a light dark fruit note. A decent earthiness and roast backing as this finishes dry and moderately bitter with a light malt sweetness to balance. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium-light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid, easy drinking and flavorable brown ale. Earthy and somewhat roasty with a nice nutty caramel and light cocoa malt backing. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bomber from Oak Tree Liquors S. Plainfield. Pours a hazy medium brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of nutty, chocolate malts, faint fruits. The taste is nutty notes, brown malts, chocolate, bitter hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Decent.


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