freeofthoughts (682) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 Pours brown copper brown with off beige head and fair lacing. The aroma is rich liquid bread, musty raisins, burntish caramel. The taste is light bittering chocolate and biscuit grains with some dates, raisins, light burnt bready sweetness. Nice earthy finish with some herbal German hops that are a bit stronger than European styles making it decidedly American, with a malt that seems to blur between German and Belgian inspired grain arrangements. Solid attempt and much appreciated craft brew of a classic.
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Supermarket Liquors - Fort Collins. Nose is toffee, raisins, and a hint of bubblegum. Slightly hazy rusty brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet, toffee, dark fruitiness, and a hint of bitterness and charred bread.
Nuffield (3772) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some caramel and toffee, along with a little breadiness in the aroma. The body isn’t especially rich and the flavor takes a long while to come out--cold temperatures are deadly to this one. Moderate carbonation. Not especially sweet. Sort of a lackluster doppelbock. I think if I hadn’t know that it was a doppelbock I wouldn’t have identified it as such. Meh. (on tap at the Butcher and the Boar, Minneapolis)
Strykzone (5391) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. This pours clear cola colored red brown. A three finger head has good retention. Nice lacing. In the aroma I get wheat, toffee, and yeast. This tastes of bready yeast at the first sip. Some light fruit and nice wheat flavors. A bit of hop notes add fruit and some bitterness. Malt is toffee and some brown sugar. Alcohol is not tasted and despite the 8% ABV, this is fairly light drinking.
ilovedarkbeer (2408) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark mahogany color with a large puffy tope head. Notes of rust, burnt bread, toffee, char, and date paste. Foamy mouthfeel. Not bad.
JK (4865) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
sweet wheat. caramel and fruit. at great divide. thick on the palate. some sweet fruit.
jkwalking05 (4157) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany with a good sized head. Aroma is of toast, heavy caramel and malt, toffee. Taste is of toast, apple, woody hops, malt, booze, brown sugar and roasted malts.
travita (4335) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is brownish red, ok tan head, clear, and bright. The smell is caramel, sweet, alcohol, malts, toffee, and roasty. The taste is roast, sweet, malts, toast, caramel, toffee.
gnoff (8289) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at tap room for Great Divide, visited on October 7, 2012
Clear dark red color, tan head. Sweet, malty scent. Sweet, caramel, malty, fresh taste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Patrickctenchi (4627) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with a gigantic, thick, tan head.
Scent is toffee, dark fruit.
Taste is bready, toasted, dark fruits...
Quite a bit of hop bitterness.
Not as sweet as some, but pretty good stuff.