fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy chocolate brown pour with an explosive, huge, chunky beige head, even though it was poured fairly gently, that has decent retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is, funky, stone fruit, mineral and cereal. Flavor is somewhat funky, somewhat sour, some tart stone fruit, hints of spice, light woody notes, hints of toast and cereal, floral, sharp spicy, and citrus hops. Light crisp and dry feel with a light, but quite blanketing and fairly sharp carbonation, amazing it had any left after the explosive pour. Really tasty stuff, packs a good amount of intensity and complexity for 4.3%. Without being overpowered by the pleasant funky notes, I might add.
salvaticas (435) - - AUG 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin. Burnt on the nose. Pours a very dark red. Slightly weak version of the regular bam.
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nimbleprop (4834) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Black Squirrel’s Michigan beer event during DC Beer Week 2014. Pours a hazy amber with some creamy off white head. Nose has some very notes, wood pulp, dandelion greens, some crackery, a little raisin, a little cherry. Maybe notes of brett C. Flavor is mild, some turbinado sugar sweetness, less tartness, some bland mass produced cherry, a little lime. Watery lightly tart finish.
lownote (72) - USA - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark red pour from tap with a ton of off white head. Not much aroma but what is there is fruity. Very light mildly carbonated mouth feel. Beer is a little sour and very light tasting. Kind of watery. Its okay.
mkel07 (3353) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Authority New York September 2014. Good saison with fresh fruit aromas and a big almost creamy mouthfeel.
drpimento (2221) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is better than the regular Bam. Poured with a frothy cream-colored long-lived head with a bit of lace and a clear dark amber color. Aroma is quite mild yeast malt tart. Flavor is like aroma with a bit of roast thrown in. Body is decent. Nice beer.
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Mark_Eck (655) - - JUL 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are dark fruits and earthiness. Sweet with some sourness.
jhamp9 (1040) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy brown pour with a white head. Earth and leather aroma. Taste is the same with light spice and slightly tart. Light body. A bit thin.
KyotoLefty (6353) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Nose of chocolate and spice cookies. Cloudy brown-orange color with a huge airy head. Dry, bready flavor, chocolate, caramel, spices, grass. dry, light, interesting, yet not completely convincing. No where near as good as the blonde version.
umich03jm (1938) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Jolly Pumpkin. Pours hazy copper with a small ring of head. Aroma is spices with a hint of sourness. Tastes way overly spiced. Some burnt toast and very light sour dark fruit also. Not my kinda beer.
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At common table on cask with my mom. Pours murky brown with almond, no head. Aroma is woody horsey barnyard. Taste is oakie, hint of tannic notes. Some almost funky tart, dark farmhouse is a good description. Light and thin but not necessarily drinkable.