Tmoney99 (12035) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 (Brad). Poured clear dark copper brown color with an average off-white frothy head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Good complex sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good well balanced sweet malt flavor with a good sweet malt finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
Ratman197 (11352) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee,light molasses and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, light molasses and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10827) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a large, creamy light tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is a huge nose of chocolate, nutty, caramel, and biscuit malt, light fruity esters (dates) with faint earthy hops and some cinnamon/nutmeg character late. Flavor is malt dominant, light hops and bitterness, nearly imperceptible, with fruity esters and spices, and a medium sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
daknole (10319) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown pour. Aroma of peat, caramel and ritz crackers. Sweet flavor, caramel, pale malts. Just average.
hopscotch (10118) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear dark-caramel ale with flashes of burnt-orange when held up to light and a small, creamy, lightly-tanned head. Great retention. The toasty, biscuity nose presents subdued notes of minerals and hints of herbal roots. Medium-bodied with kicking carbonation. Well-balanced, toasty, light-caramel flavor. Finishes crisp and minerally with a caramelized toffee farewell. Bottle courtesy of KickInChalice!
crossovert (9468) - Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap. It is a simple beer. Obviously the nature of this series is to try to strike lucky with a one-off recipe. This one did not hit the mark.
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of vanilla, oak, wood, some slight smoke into dark caramel, toffee, slight dark fruit, pretty nice. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, nuts, toffee, caramel, into some vanilla, woody notes, finishing slightly smoky, sweet. The age did well with this.
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber with reddish-orange highlights and a dense tan head. Lots of sweet malts here, burnt sugars, sponge toffee, with just a kiss of smoke that I could detect early on, but became lost in the sweet malt bomb. Not overly complex, but tasty enough.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus beer from Atom. It pours clear copper with a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up molasses, prunes and a bit of earthy date fruitinesss. The smooth taste comes across similar to the nose with a mix of molasses covered prunes and earthy dates as well as some malty sweetness. This is smooth tasty stuff.
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured crystal-clear, garnety-amber with a nice cap of beige head.. great color. The aroma picked up sweet and toasty redder fruits, caramel, and a bit of smoked peat topped by some earthy notes and just a kiss of black pepper.. fresh, well-balanced, and really well done. The flavor found a touch of honey and molasses at the core to go along with smoked peat and redder fruit.. just enough fresh, dry bitterness on the edges.. finished with more fruit, smoked peat, and peppery alcohol warmth. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate.. great feel and flow, especially for the style.. very good brew.