jtclockwork (6213) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with white head. Nose and taste of malt, toasted bread, grape and light spice. Medium body.
ajnepple (1036) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber in the make your own six at Evergreen Discount Liquors. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malts, bitter hops, caramel and nuts. Medium body with a smooth finish. Tasty and easy to drink.
dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Buy Rite Silverton. Poured a decent looking orange/brown body with a foamy average sized head. Aroma of bad nuts, light chocolate and hazelnut, bad dough and raisins, musty cellar. Big full body with average carbonation and a quick big falvor bite that slowly fades. Flavor is a touch better than the aroma, notes of hazelnuts, brown bread, dried dark fruits, hint of raisin and port, dough, touch of tea leaves and coffee. Not bad maybe I wonít wait for it to be 9 months old next time.
ahandrych (6) - - JUL 24, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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ben4321 (3334) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/18/13,
Aroma: The nose is heavy malty, with lots of toffee, plenty of nutty notes, light caramel, and roast
Appearance: It pours a clear mahogany color with a thick foam of beige head and fairly heavy lace
Flavor: Tastes heavy malty and pretty sweet, fairly nutty as well, and doesnít have much bitterness
Palate: This one is medium bodied with a solid mouthfeel thatís fairly typical in the style
This is a decent beer for what it is trying to be. All the components seem to be pretty well intentioned and well executed, but the beer itself just isnít all that exciting.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a good non-spicy winter warmer. Some good heft to the body and a nuttiness that is not too much.
jcnielsen (1304) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Steakout Saloon in Fort Collins in December. Pours a reddish brown color with white head. Toffee, nutty, caramel, malty flavors. Not bad.
GarrettB (841) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 18th, 2011 - Every November and December the local beer stashes fill up with a plethora of brown ales, all of them promising some mixture of toffee and chocolate flavors, and all of them projecting an image of friends and family gulping down dark brown beer near a roaring fireplace. I like the idea, but I find that there are so many beers that Iíd have to turn the family fireside chat into a regular, daily institution just to cover all the beers released. The family, of course, is unwilling to indulge my Normal Rockwell style gatherings near the fire, so only a select few beers make it past the cashierís counter. This year (2011) Fort Collinsí Big Shot Seasonal Ale was one of the picks, mostly on account of the Colorado friendly image of a skiing snowman - seasonal without being too classically Christmas. The color is a nice, deep brown and orange and red, like the aforementioned hearth, and from it the smell is a rich, dense roasted caramel with lots of burnt malt swimming around in the bouquet, and oozing ribbons of toffee. Chocolate shavings accent this rich menu of smells, and a dusting of cinnamon rounds out the concoction. The flavor has a much hopper and bitter dimension, with many of the good flavors of fall, like cinnamon and leather and even dried fruit skins, especially mango. Overall this is an engaging "winter warmer", and though I may get burnt out from sitting next to the idyllic fire place so often (ha!) this will be there when I do.
maxwelldeux (2694) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with hints of red and a smallish head. Awfully malty in the nose, and a fairly easy drink. Little bit of coffee and caramel, but not a lot to the taste.
wlajwl (3317) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is nutty malts, chocolate and toffee. The flavor is dryish malts, a nutty character, fruit and a late bitterness in the finish.