Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tawny body. Slightly tobaccoey, nutty aroma. Full-bodied, nutty, with some chocolate character. Full, sweet finish. Superbly balanced, lots of flavour.
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, nuts and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, toasted malt and light nuttiness with a smooth malty finish.
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, roasted nuts/grain), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Pretty bog standard rendition. A bit too sweet.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with small brown head. Roasty nose with nut and caramel nose. Flavor was more nutty, with hints of carmalized sugar. Nice and malty with a touch of sour towards the finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2158) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker reddish brown, moderate head with decent lacing and retention. Aroma is caramel, nut, toast, some chocolate and light hops. Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation. Decent, nothing special.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby-red with a tan head. Has a weighted body, but it’s relatively easy to drink. Nice balance between dark, sharp roast and sweet, grainy-peaty malt flavors. Some lactic-like sourness and a pinch of bitterness rounds things out well. Subtle flavors and aromas of nuts, caramel, coffee and light spices. Not too shabby, especially for a typically boring style.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured mahogany brown whith thin tan head. Chocolate, roast and caramel aroma. Toasted caramel with a bit of espresso flavour. Medium bodied. Lasting bitter coffee and roast finish
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Caramel/mahogony beer with a light tan head. Caramel, light roast, light coffee and light chocolate aroma. Caramel flavor with light coffee and light fruit. Medium bodied. Lingering caramel and light roast.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Poured deep brown with a slight reddish hue, capped with a moderate sized tan head. Aroma is sweet malt with nuts (almond), cocoa and toffee. Flavor is nutty, with some chocolate and some vegetal character. Medium body. (bottle from 5000 - Thanks Andre!)
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice caramel nose with some fruitiness and light cocoa. Deep crimson in the light looks brown in the glass. A nice eggshell white head and no lacing. Very creamy mouthfeel. Lots of cocoa chocolate in the flavor, nice toffee presence and a crisp, hoppy finish. This is a lovely beer! Thanks André.