TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish brown with a steady tan head. Nose is fruity, sweet, a little booze, slightly spicey and overall pretty nice. Flavor starts off semi-sweet with some more spicy hops and British malt character and ends a little boozy and bitter. I do taste a little of the cherry tartness in the finish which adds a nice touch. Pretty well done.
travita (3839) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The smell is wood, fruits, malts, hops, pine, and caramel. The look is amber to red in color with no head. The taste is alcohol, malts, hops, pine, and caramel.
drfabulous (3826) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bought at Bruisin Ales. Wow. Thatís what I call a malt bomb. A massive barley wine/winter warmer with caramel and toffee flavors. Maybe not the most appropriate for a summer day, but nice to mellow out with.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the 10th Richmond RateBeer Gathering courtesy of Butters on 01/16/2010. Clear dark brown body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet floral and light citrus hop aroma with some caramel. Sweet floral and light citrus hop flavor on a caramel and pale malt background. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Maniacís Richmond Tenth Gathering. Pours a nice clear dark brown with mahogany highlights and fair tan head. Nose is like a woodsy scotch ale. Flavor is floral, herbal, earthy, malty, scotch. Tasty brew.
jkwalking05 (3627) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a small beige head. Aroma is of peat, toffee, caramel, and bread. Taste is of toffee, peat and caramel.
nearbeer (3586) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Clear, deep brown with a small lasting ring of bubbles. Nose of plum, chocolate, cherry liqueur, toffee, and light wood. Medium body is sweet and smoothly carbonated, thinned nicely by alcohol. Flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, cherry cordial, and caramel. Long-after finish has some earthy spice, wood, peat, and citrus; all of which dry out the malt well. Nice balance in this sipper.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the bottle from Leukenís. Pours a cloudy ice tea color with a thin, almost non-existent off white head. Outstanding dark fruit flavors. A touch of woodruff perhaps? Quite sweet, thick and malty. Chocolate and good hop balance provide a crisp roasty conclusion. This is a manís beer. Seems like there is lots of finishing oak to this.
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Chipís in Kill Devil Hills. Pours a great clear reddish-brown color with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, spice, and honey. Smells pretty nice. Flavor is very sweet but good. Caramel and toffee, sweet honey, and resinous hops. Somewhat syrupy on the palate with medium-full body. A pretty solid beer overall - really enjoyed it.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bomber. Pours a dark and lightly hazy reddish-sienna color. A moderate, frothy head of khaki colored foam settles in to a thin film with a ponounced, bubbly edge, leaving sticky, jagged patches of lacing behind. The nose is based in dark toffee and toasted bread, with a hint of brown sugar around the edges. Hints of wood and chicory lend a little earthiness, while grassy hops bring in a balancing aromatic bitterness. Likewise, flavors are well balanced between the toasty-sweet toffee and bread elements and the bitter, earthy, woody spices and grassy hops. The palate is substantial, but perhaps just a little papery for the style, sporting a nice, modeate carbonation and a lingering, spicy finish. Solid brew.