buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Liquid Solutions. Pours a very dark amber and has a fairly large light tan head. I thought the aroma was fantastic. Ripened frutis (plum), candied malts, spice. Flavor is a little oaky with burnt malts, bitter fruits, barley. Actually could pass as a barley wine. Very nice overall.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a short-lived dark tan head. Spicy malt and caramel aroma, a very mild earthy hop presence. Thought I caught a whiff of anise, but couldn’t find it again. The overall aroma is not strong. Perhaps a tad undercarbonated. Flavor enters with sweet caramel and some spicy malts in the middle. The finish is a meld of spice and a dry hoppiness. Some alcohol on the back end, but it’s well-hidden. Overall an enjoyable sipper, but nothing really stands out.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Body is a dark ruby, with a nice off white head. Aroma is very malty, chocolate, light maple syrup, toffee, and caramel. Taste is kinda has a vegtable taste to it, with alcohol, chocolate. Just an off taste to it.
bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malt aroma accompanied by dark fruits, maybe red wine as well. Definitely a chocolate note as the glass approaches the lips. Nearly opaque dark amber color with a beige head that quickly filmed. Medium bodied. Really smooth carbonation. Sweet caramel with a bit of what seems to be coffee. Then those dark fruits come up with what seems to be chocolate. There is something reminiscent of Rogue Smoke Ale in a very small way. There’s a little alcohol heat. The finish is not really dry, but the dark fruit and coffee seem to balance the malt. There is bitterness, but it’s pretty much obscured by all the other aspects. Coffee or hop or both? It is exceptionally tasty.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that Daniel opened a while ago. Thanks. Pours out a dark red color with a tan head on it. Smell is sweet, full of fruits, some raisins, and somewhat of a wine smell. Taste is sweet and fruity, and very smooth. The alcohol is detected, being that it is reasonable high. It is pretty full bodied, and interesting. A pretty good beer actually. Almost refreshing, even for a beer of its strength.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a light tan head. Aroma of berries, raisins, alcohol and a sort of red wine "tart yet earthy" grape element. Tastes of sweet dark fruit with a rather toasty finish. Aftertaste had a kind of poky dry bitterness. Medium=heavy mouthfeel, fairly creamy texture. Good, but this wasn’t remarkable.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of toffee, toastiness, raisins, and cocoa. Flavor of hops, fruit, and caramel.
jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting. Big maltiness is the name of this drink. Slightly hoppy aroma. Big brown head gives this one some creaminess. The key though is the taste and the big malt character this baby has. Some purple fruit and licorice in there as well. Surprisingly good drink.
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear bronze, nice dark tan head. Rummy, toasty, vanilla aromas, with notes of milk chocolate, too. Really nice smell. Some dense molassess flavors, and a hint of chocolate, then a harsh, woodsy hop finish. A lot of the smooth malt characteristic present in the aroma are absent in the flavor. But still a pretty tasty brew.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville. Wow, was I suprised @ this one. Very good. Huge coffe, toffee, caramel, chocolate aroma. Flavor is the same + smoke and alcohol burn. I really liked this one. Underrated.