nearbeer (4166) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. Clear dark copper with a small ring of bubbles. Aroma is banana, walnut and a touch of raisin and chocolate. Flavors of raisin, banana, walnut, cacao, merlot, and a bit of soy sauce. Medium body is watery, dryish and has average carbonation.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Green Dragon. Dark ruby amber. Aroma of yeast, candy, malt. Taste hits notes of plum, dates, sweet malt. Nice syrupy mouthfeel, with lingering pitted fruit finish.
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear dark ruddy amber with a frothy beige head. The aroma of dark fruits is strong. Some dark malt aroma too. Med + body. Flavor is date/fig with some chocolate, and perhaps a bit of anise. The malt is malty. There’s a lot of flavor in this, and tho it’s finishing sweet, there are so many other flavors that there’s a bitter component. The flavors are not common, but they are tasty.
Thisis12ptfont (992) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Belgian yeast, smoke and brown sugar on the nose. Dark brown in color with a thin foam rim.Strongly carbonated flavors of caramelized molasses, roasted sugars, dark fruits, plums and smokey maple. Overall, its pretty flavorful with hinted booze. I like it.
Headbanger (3536) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle 5/18/13 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-62° in Trappist Glass-Pours a dark ruby red with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of Belgian Yeast, dark fruit, and figs. Taste of yeast, dark fruit, figs, and malts. This full bodied brew is well balanced and as I say often another kick ass brew from Shmaltz.
Ratman197 (11240) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, brown sugar, dates, light carmel and light fig. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, earthiness, brown sugar and light dates with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a dark ruby with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is dark fruits and figs. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roast and yeast with light spice finish. Good.
thornecb (4823) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mahogany into a stem glass. Cola head with little retention crackles and recedes to sicken surface. Pit fruit aromas. Slick with dark pit fruit front to back. Lasting date, fig and pomegranate finish.
jbruner (2940) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a translucent copper red on two with thick tab head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of German yeast and sweet caramel malts. Taste is pretty much all the yeast with a hint of fruity esters at the end. Odd, a little sweet.
marcus (7554) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a nice beige head and a candi sugar aroma. There is a carbonated treacle flavor with some sugar and a dry slightly bitter finish.