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Tannen Bomb has been rated third in the nation and seventh internationally in its class by the Beverage Testing Institute for two years in a row. This is a classic Strong Ale with over one hundred and ten pounds blended Pale, Carastan, and Crystal malts per barrel. This is a beer of true character and distinction. The bold malt complex is well balanced and refined with generous hopping of Chinook, Liberty, and Fuggles, and dry-hopped with Kent Goldings for an aromatic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2008
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet and very malty, which gives it notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with quite a lot of alcohol and malt as well as a touch of whiskey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a moderate creamy off-white head. Complex nose of Christmas fruit cake dominated by cherries and nuts, caramel, clove, and other spices. Flavor of breadiness, fruit, and caramel with a chewy and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11814) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Hazy copper body with small beige head. Aroma is strongly spiced (ginger, cinnamon, clove). Taste is spiced (ginger, clove, light orange peel), finishing with pine/grapefruit. Light alcohol warming. Medium body. The mix of spices evokes Christmas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11787) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Very attractive pour. Strong caramel malt aroma. Slightly hazy reddish amber color. Frothy beige head that might lace, if it ever starts to collapse. Starts with sweet malt, accompanied by stone fruit and hop. This is more about malt than hop, and that’s probably appropriate for this style. It stays the lighter side of sticky, and it disquises the alcohol very well. The finish tends toward well balanced, and a very pleasant bitter (along with a bit of sweet fruit) remains in the mouth. Good one.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/17/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear dark brown, wispy tan aroma that can be stirred up but quickly fades away, sweat sock aroma, thin body, slightly sweet light caramel flavor, strange sourness leads to a bitter finish,

Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 6/20
Rating: 1.6/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: 4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle poured a clear dark copper with a minimal lingering amber head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, toasted malt, dark fruit, light smoke and light spice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, dates, spice and a hint of smoke with a smooth malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a medium copperish / amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Lots of suspended floaters. Aromas of caramel, toasted malts, nutty, and some dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, and toffee. Alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
Portland Holiday Ale Festival 2004. Light brown beer with a thick tan head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Flavour is sweet caramel, brown sugar with some spicy hops. There are warm baking spices near the end of a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8339) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Dark murky burgundy color. Strong brown sugar, alcohol and cinnamon aroma with a sweet maple, peanut and scotch flavor. Bitter finish, overall very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (8247) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2005
The Lure:
Diacetyl apples and caramel cherries repulse most, save for those with a fat tooth.

The Festivities:
Yeasty bitterness and miscellaneous fruit thankfully are left alone by the looming butter monster. It’s only a question of time though I’m sure. Body is light and boring, and does not nurture nor does it encourage quaffing.

Too much butter is bad for the heart.

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