Drake (6600) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sample at Whole Foods Fairfax, VA on 10/20/10. Pours an amber color with a medium creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big buttery notes and a bit of caramel. The taste is bitter hops, toasted malts, caramel, butter and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Odd beer and quite the butter bomb.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tasted on my birthday, strong malty nose, bready, with a good dose of nobel hops, saaz? hallertau? really spicy on the nose like oregano. tastes similar. I would pair this with pizza. It would be a really nice pizza beer. Interesting.
onceblind (2642) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours out a coppery ruby color with a thick ivory rocky head. Smelled like a typical lager plus toast, very light toffee, and grassy hops. Taste was almost exactly the same as smell. Interesting. Potentially the most unique beer I have had thus far. However, not my cup of tea. Balanced, but with a funny tasting hop profile. Not sure how to pin this one down.
jcwattsrugger (10072) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle @PreJam Gathering-pours a foamy tan head and amber color. Aroma is mild pine/earthy. Taste is mild pine/earthy.
Ibrew2or3 (5823) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours brilliant clear copper with soothing short lived tan head. The aroma tosses up soft rounded notes of floral hops, mild spicy hops and a touch of sweetness. The taste is smooth and easy drinkiní with soft yet fairly bold floral hops and then picking up pulses of spicy hops with a supporting note or two of sweet maltiness. Smooth hoppy and slightly lagery brew. Well done.
unclemattie (3736) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brew Three, Vintage 2010.
22oz bottle. Pours clear orange-amber color. Nice hop aroma. A touch of bread, lager yeast scent, pale malts, and loads of citrus and honey. Flavor has a nice hop complexity. Ever sip seem to have a different hop characteristic. Grass, floral, herbal, and a nice peppery spice. Nice sweet malt flavor, with a touch of corn and vegetables. Flavors fit the description of the "style".
emacgee (3506) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a soft copper amber with one finger of creamy sandstone head. Nose is rich, bready malt and spicy hops with a mild citrus rind undertone. Flavor shows resinous hops with an earthy/herbal character and sweet malt background. Lightly toasted and caramelly grain. Palate is spicy with a kind of astringent bitterness.
dimenhetfield (2378) - , Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at coffee district. I canít say that was really impressed with this beer but it did hold a few good qualities. The carbonation was right in the pocket, a lot of the flavors, though being somewhat bland in my opinion, were dancing frantically on my tounge from the first sip to the last. The flavors were a mix of wheat and bitter hops. An enjoyable beer but nothing to write home about.
inwoodjohn (3) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2010 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Poured nice with soapy head. Reddish blond hue. Aroma, herbal hops. Looked and smelled better than it tasted. A lot of grapefruit with a lingering finish. Kind of one dimensional.
argo0 (10425) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/lemon, caramel, some lager yeast, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some lemon/lager yeast, caramel. Medium-full body, light stickiness.