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RATINGS: 780   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of Bam's brown eyes is, in fact, black. When mischief reigns supreme, it positively glows. Dedicated to the dark side; smooth, dark, incredibly delicious as only a Jack Russell with bat wings can be.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2007
12oz bottle thanks to Artosory: Pours to a dark brown-amber colored body with a small tan head. When held to the light the body appears clear with no sediment visible. The aroma shows a bit of sour cherry, sour apple, wood, apple butter, and hints of a sweet apple cider. Taste is apple butter & sourness up front, then showing a bit of bitter walnut flesh, grapefruit rind, and sour herbal yeast notes, and sour oak. Finishes with extended sour oak/tart unripened strawberry flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3348) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Bottle: Dark amber with ruby tones, smaller sandy colored head. Aromas of sweetness and fruit, hints of spice. Flavor is spicey and light, before moving into some maltiness. A little woody. Nice crisp, zing in the tail. Thanks Jordan.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3665) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Bottle pours a slightly hazy dark amber brown. Modest off white head. Dark pitted fruit, apple butter and a little smoke on the nose. More brown sugar, sloghtly sweet malt. Sour trailer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Bottle: Dark mahogany color, light thin head and nice lacing. Nose of day-after-fireworks (sulfur), sweet candied cherries; obligatory yeast and ester. A bit of sage and rye, a touch of aged herbal yeast. The flavor is balanced with a balmy mouthfeel, plenty of spicy herbs, sweet lavender and wheat. Some special B licorice mug wort type of thing going on in the tail, tart and zesty. Nice, oak and cherry in the tail. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
12oz bottle. Aroma: Lots of malt up front. Toasted bread, grainy malt, nuts. A whiff of oak and vanilla before the sour/funk come in. Lemon, green apple, dusty basement, and slight barnyard note. Appearance: Pours a deep and cloudy reddish brown. Off-white head was full and creamy with great retention. Great lacing. Flavor: Some lightly roasted maltiness upfront with flavors of bread and nuts. Sourness moves in fast, but isn’t overwhelming. Lemon, apple, cherry, dusty, and slight sweaty funk. Getting some oak into the finish. Palate: Medium-light bodied and watery. Medium high carbonation. Overall: Slightly disappointing. Regular Bam is a favorite of mine, so I had high expectations. Thin body and a flavor that never really came together. Maybe some age will help.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2073) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 November 2007. 12 oz bottle consumed fresh. Pour is black with wisps of white and a ring of white cream. Aroma is sour up front, but I also smell some creamy doughy malt. Interesting. The flavor is tantalizing, sour tingly, kinda grassy? Weird, but not boring. This one I actually wish I had in a 750 - I need more time. 6/4/8/4/17

ADD RATING: First bottling (12oz) of this special beer. Pour is brownish black with a thin head of cream and lace. The aroma is really showing the bret sourness. Nothing too funky, just sour. The flavor is well-rounded; beginning slight sweet and malty, and finishing with the smooth sourness, almost like sour cherries. Very easy to drink. 7/4/8/4/18.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Pours brown with fizzy off white head. nose is oaky. lots a citrus on the mouth-feel, hints of brett on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2007
12/5/07, 12oz 2007 vintage, bottled a few short months ago. thanks to BlackForestCO for this. pours a dense auburn with off white creamy head. nose has some roasty, nutty, toasted grain, all laying on a bed of brett, cobwebs, and lemony hops. flavor is clearly reminisent of bam biere at first but it is not quite that crisp and this finishes with some toasted grain. flavor has some brett, oak, toasted grain, herbal hop notes with a dusty finish. a light mouth feel with lively carbonation making this is very refreshing. for me, it is an easy transition from bam biere.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11965) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours clear tawny with an average, fizzy, off-white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, straw), average hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (horse blanket, barnyard) with notes of green apple and cherry. Light bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3377) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2007
PP Strong Ale Fest 07. 750ml from kp I believe. Pours brown copper with a thin tan head. Nose is very nice and sweet. Taste is sweet, ruddy, and a little thin, the nose was far better on this one for me.


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