IrishBoy (3687) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose of light spiciness, golden raisins, and light sweet caramel. Clear brownish copper with a medium beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter, lightly sweet, with some light wine and fruitiness.
glennmastrange (2030) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of roasted, nutty and cereal, might to moderate cooked orange for the hops, light dough and leather for the yeast, with hints of brown sugar, dates, and faint clove and vinegar. Is is average size, frothy-creamy, off-white with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy but sparkling orange/red/brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily, with a carbonation between soft and lively, and finishes moderately astringent. A pretty good Brown Ale, but the flavors seem way out of balance.
mbgrayson (467) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wordens in Missoula. Pours a reddish orange, with a long lasting tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is warm, malty, with an edge of the alcohol shining through. Dark fruits last on the palate, still quite drinkable. Thumbs up on this one.
Leafs93 (1505) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with medium beige head. Aroma is earthy, caramel, chocolate and nutty. Taste is sweet and somewhat spicey. Mouthfeel is a little sticky.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy reddish brown pour with minimal head. Aroma of toasted nuts, brown sugar, raisins and spice. Flavor is less complex. Brown sugar and fruit sweetness followed by a slightly bitter roastiness. Not a bad brew.
Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), with notes of lemongrass, gum, brown sugar, apple.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Weird aroma, with the gum and apple and reedy lemongrass. A tad off-putting. Can’t tell it’s oak aged. Sticky sweet, slightly off aftertaste. Not horrible, but hard to enjoy.
GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Never seemed like this beer knew what it wanted to be. Nice malty, woody aroma. Flavor at first followed suit, a good oaky body. Pretty quickly though it started becoming more belgian in character with a more yeasty profile that didn’t work as well. Started strong, in the end I say meh.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear copper color with tan head. Aromas of light chocolate, bread dough and alcohol. Nutty flavor with some toasted malts, oak, vaniila, chocolate and dough. A litttle alcohol comes through in the flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Great compared to their other beers, which isn’t really saying much.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with an off white head. The aroma has spicy noble hops, light woody notes, and sweet malts. The flavor is a tad muddled. Belgian yeast, spicy hops, an oaky hint, and a light sweetness. Still pretty good, and part of the proceeds are donated to veterans so it gets a +1 in my book for that.
CanIHave4Beers (2765) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown with a medium head leaving a nice lace. The aroma is nutty, fruity and woody. The beer is nicely spicy and earthy. The hops are well used here and balance everything out nicely. The belgian yeast is very apparant in the fruitiness & spiciness of this beer. The alcohol is a bit brash but in no way is this unforgivable. Pretty good beer all around.