bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish amber beer with a cream colored head. Pine and floral aroma with grapefruit, summer fruit, and caramel. Caramel and pine flavor with grapefruit. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and pine lingers with earth and grapefruit.
Tripplebrew (777) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy copper red with thick frothy white tan tinged head that slowly dissipates. Aroma has a lot of roasted malts, sweet almond, caramel and undertones of spruce. Flavor is a mix of cereal, raisin, almonds, and caramel. Body is creamy with active carbonation.
cmonster (972) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber served in a tulip. Pours dark amber with orange hues and a medium-large head. Decent retention and spotty lacing. Soft aroma. Blood oranges, cereal malt, lemon zest, and a waft of resiny bitterness. Medium sweet flavor. Medium body, average carbonation, and a hefty bitter, hot finish.
burg326 (3670) - Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle that pours a redish brown color with aromas of grapefruit, hops, and a touch of malt. Flavor is a touch of citrus, and a ton of bitterness. Heavy on the palate and some pine resin comes through as well.
cstuartj (975) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange yellow color. Thin off white head. Hop and sugar on the nose. A bit too sweet of a taste for me. Long bitter finish.
omhper (19372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Hazy nut brown, small head. Floral nose with a caramelly syrupy mess underneath. Very sweet, sticky and heavy. Loads of of syrupy bread. Long resiny bitterness. Unbalanced.
raphael (883) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hard to categorize collection of aromas—leather, fresh grass,. resin; citrus wood tang in the flavor, hops barely contained by a resin-syrup, hint of brown sugar and smoke; light and frisky in the mouth. modest off-white head on clear orange-amber. mildly bitter lemony finish
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbla tasting. Hazy and tea colored. A small tan head. Lots of hops are tasted. They are floral and citrus. Slowly malt moves in with big sweetness. Bitterness is big but not over powering. This was tasty and big.
CampesinoTino (761) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a dark ruby red color with creamy off-white head. The aroma is a fragrant blend of floral citrus, hops oil, caramel and malt. The taste begins with ruby red grapefruit and bitter hops resin upfront followed by toasted malt, pine, dried mango and a slight alcohol kick at the end. The body is creamy with adequate carbonation and a ripe citrus finish and sharp bitter aftertaste. Overall, a surprisingly smooth blend of rich caramel malt and aggressively bitter citrus hops flavors.
Nikiel (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In tap at hub with Carla. Pours reddish brown with off-white foam. Smells slightly sweet with hints of beet sugar. Feels smooth and slightly thick and tastes slightly sweet with the bitterness joining the alcohol with hints of beet sugar.