Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Body-looks like still iced tea. Taste-tea, caramel, high CO2 even though there doesn’t appear to be any bubbles, light cigar, some smoke.
Pyrmir (1211) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, rated from backlog. Deep amber with off white head. Aroma and flavor were toasted malt, caramel, toffee, some sugar, nuts, and spice.
Niko100 (1488) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoky sweet malt, vanilla, licorice, & some whiskey; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, syrup, dark fruit, and some rye/spice; Warm finish; Fairly decent.
sfontain (673) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle, Andersons, $7.99 I think. Apparently unfiltered, this beer pours a murky dark copper with a creamy off-white head that dissipates into a thin, sparse covering and a thin ring; no lacing. Aroma is rich, sweet, caramel, toast, hint of red berries. Flavor is almost cloyingly sweet; toffee, oak (!), orange peel, maybe vanilla. Body is full and oily, slick, light but lively carbonation. Probably a little too sweet but otherwise really nice. The barrel-aged version of this beer is in my fridge for tomorrow, and I expect it to be interesting given that this non-BA version already tastes oaked.
jstraw (1654) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel-copper with modest, creamy, orange-beige head, some legs / Sweet, winey, somewhat thin nose of caramel, cider, baking spice, oak? / Full body, sweet, syrupy but very smooth & creamy, with excellent balance and heat evidence but really just adding a little winey character / Rich but mellow flavors of caramel, orange peel, apple cider, milk chocolate, toffee, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, smoke / A real easy drinker, milkshake-like, for such a big beer.
coolpop (1163) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured deep amber with a medium-sized khaki head. Aroma and flavor were toasted malt, caramel, toffee, touch of chocolate, nuts, and spiciness. Peaty -- or is that just the power of suggestion? Quite sweet, low bitterness and hop flavor. Syrupy mouthfeel.
Westchesterco (254) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
roasty, dough, earthy, Hint of rye,amber, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,
Iphonephan (1227) - Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a reddish brown with a thick but quickly receding off white head. Sweet malty aroma with a hint of alcohol. Flavors of caramel, raisins and dark fruits. Soft mouthfeel with moderate to high carbonation. Smooth finish.
NikkTwist (887) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Eulogy. Bit cloudy amber with a nice foamy white head. Certainly hoppy but muted IPA. Hopped up red ale. Foamy dry red. Decent mix.
Nisse666 (3159) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkompasse.de cons 2013-03-01 Göteborg
The Scottish really like the first sip from the bomber.
AR: buttery fudge, caramel lollipop
AP:wee hazy reddish amber, wee stouthy creme beige head
F: caramel, fudgy, wee alcholic, perfume floral, rather syrupy feeling with ŕ little dryness, wee soft but rich carbonation, medium bitterness, after ŕ while ŕ warming feeling - this must be strong! 8,2% - not over the 10 that I projected... Finish is warming, fudgy sweet caramel
tyler_durden (113) - ITALY - JAN 31, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Harvest. It pours dark with a good beige head on top. Very malty with nut and scotch-like hints. Good bitterness. Great beer.