Koelschtrinker (14559) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bananiger Geruch, was sich im Antrunk zum Teil widerspiegelt. Leicht hefig mit alkoholischen Beinoten, süß passend. Fruchtig malziger Abgang, gut. 11/11/12/11/9/11
jtclockwork (12131) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours purplish brown with tan head. Nose and taste of raisin, fig, grape bubblegum, chocolate, wheat, banana and licorice root. Medium body.
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Neshaminy. Poured a brown color with an off white head. Wheaty, chocolate, bananas, and a lighter spice.
DocLock (8949) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Hazy dark brown black pour with tan head. Nose is Munich malt, wheat, choc malt, orange zest, hops. Tastes of malt, wheat, spice, hops, citrus, and cacao.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5965) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 beers this beer poured a murky dark brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head that left good lacing. The aroma was dryish, woody and nutty with a touch of dark fruits. The flavor was dryish, woody and a touch wheaty with a notes of cardboard, pepper, almost rye, and hints of dark fruits and smoke. Long dry wood and rye finish. Medium body. Ok.
EithCubes (5367) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Nose of rich and sticky caramel, really sickly sweet candy, with wheat, yeast, and a healthy dash of spaghetti sauce. Pours dark, opaque with volume, supports a dense, rocky tan head. Way sweet taste with light bread and fruit, really working a nice date-and-cherry-dipped pumpernickel, very low bitterness with some brown sugar and beautiful toasted bread crusts. Jammy orange marmalade undercurrent and spicy hops, even has some light diacetyl showing. It’s getting a nice effect from the Munich, that hollowed-out lager middle, even if everything else is screaming "ale! ale!" Sticky lips and fullish body, alcohol utterly (and dangerously) hidden. I’m inclined to be against this kind of take because of its heavy sweetness, but the flavors are fun and the intensity plays well with food.
ben4321 (5245) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow, 3/9/15
Aroma: A very heavy sweet aroma, raisin, fig, a little molasses, nutty nots, and some wheat
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a reddish hue, creamy beige head, and fairly heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is along the same lines, heavy sweet/fruity up-front, finishes on the nutty side
Palate: Drinks nicely, cloying, but not as cloying as you’d guess, average carbonation, sticky finish
I just realized I used the phrase "finishes on the nutty side" in my flavor review, which sounds like a road comic describing his mother-in-law. As for the beer, the cloyingness is held just enough in check to make this beer pretty enjoyable. I’m actually surprised I liked it as much as I did considering that I’m not usually a fan of this sweetness level without some balance, but this is a pretty nice beer. Even if it isn’t the perfect beer for me personally, I gotta bump the overall a bit due to the nice complexity.
dmac (5086) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber from Crossroads. Poured a muddy dark brown with an average sized foamy beige head, sort of ugly. Aroma is nice, chocolate, fruity, slight hint of sour chocolate, wet nut shells, bread dough, brown bread and a hint of sweetness and some alcohol. Fuller bodied with average to stronger carbonstion and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor of bad chocolate, some nuts, bread dough, touch of dark fruit, wet wood, alcohol. Not bad, this brewery isn’t doing anything mind blowing but most offerings have been very decent.
callmemickey (3989) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body, thin tan head, minimal lacing. Light roast, chocolate, caramel, underlying fruitiness, nuts and bread. Medium to full bodied, moderate sweetness, moderate carbonation, clean finish.
stevoj (3284) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice to see this style on the US shores. A bit sweet, but even some of the German varieties are guilty of that. Dark brown body with near perfect beige head, thick and creamy, coats the glass. Aroma is sweet (raisins), taste is also led by the sweetness, but with the body of a decent hefeweizen nice and chewy. More sweetness on the finish.