argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small off-white head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some pine, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, caramel, light cherry. Medium body, some resin, light acidity. Quite hoppy, which really isn’t a characteristic of a winter warmer. Tasty though.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber brown color, small beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of lightly spiced and toasted brown bread. Taste is cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpernickel bread. Earthy and bitter finish. Not bad.
bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours rather hazy blood orange with a large beige head. Strong aromas of fruit and resin. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is lots of grapefruit rind and resin over a lot of light roast malt. This is a mouth grabber. Excellent IPA.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, light grapefruit, light pine and light lemon zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, fruittiness, earthiness and light spice with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of earthiness, floral hops, lighter pine, and some citrus rinds. Tastes of fruitiness, caramel, lighter earthiness, and caramel. Some hoppy, spiciness in the finish as well.
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ Chad’s house, picked up at Wilburs Fort Collins. Pours a dark red appearance with a tan head. Caramel, light buttery, dull hoppy, uninspired aroma. Somewhat spicy hoppy, a bit buttery, toasty malty, caramel, a bit fruity flavor. The first miss from these guys.
3fourths (7536) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. lightly hazed dark amber body. thick, patchy dough-colored head. juicy sweet maraschino cherry red malt and juicy / resinous american hop nose. lightly toasty, hugely sweet, highly bitter, medium-full body, lasting hop acids and a pleasant doughy mushiness late. admittedly enjoyable to drink, the texture is quite nice, though I don’t care for the sweet red apple and maraschino cherry flavor so much. I find myself liking it about as much as their Crystal Bitter, which had more caramel malt than I usually like, but a nice roundness and fullness of texture to make it enjoyable. this one just seems a little too brutish and a little too sweet up front.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from State Line. Pours turbid muddy ruddy brown colored with tan head. Nose is caramel malt, spice of the nutmeggy variety, backup hops. Tastes rich, with caramel malt, x-mas spices, hops, and a complex finish.
GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Deep orange pour. Wispy head. Nose is sticky, orange candies, bourbon. Taste is hoppy, bourbon, very bitter, nutty, red DIPA almost. Not bad. Denser, bitter palate. My friends enjoyed it.
Ernest (5924) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, cookie, cake), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot), with light notes of alcohol (fusel - Lysol / bug spray), plastic.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium to full body, velvety/creamy/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Just like all the other No-Li brews I’ve had so far...looks great, has a nice mouthfeel and flavor balance, but it fails to evoke an enjoyable aroma. Alas, though, in this example there are unpleasant off-notes that not only mar the aroma but the aftertaste as well. Has promise, but needs cleaning up.