madmitch76 (16102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16th July 2011
Clear red - amber beer. Good pale tan head. Soft and semi dry palate. Smooth malt with a nice vanilla oak that doesn’t dominate. Well balanced by mellow hops - mildly bitter orange. Finishes with creamy malt and mild minerals. Dry. Nicely joined up. If not a tad dry this would have been in the 4s.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of herbs, caramel, brown sugar, cocoa, and light smoke. Flavor of herbs, honey, caramel, some burnt wood, brown sugar, and smoke.
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head that mostly dissipates, atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, brown sugar, caramel, raisin/orange, some chocolate, honey. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, brown sugar, raisin, orange, light alcohol. Medium-full body, light stickiness.
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours a reddish copper with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Aromas of malt and oak with a hint of smoke. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Fairly smokey, malt is covered by bitter, not sure I get honey, but kandi could be. There is a woody astringency. Seems to be a hint of chocolate. There’s a lot going on here, and it seems to change over time. Really tasty ale. Heat is definitely not an issue. Well done.
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle Thanks suttree @PreJam Gathering-pours a tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-peat/molasses, secondary earthy hops. Taste is medium malt-peat/molasses, secondary wood/earthy hops.
Tmoney99 (11065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured clear ruby color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and oak wood aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: 8-4-1 Expedition
Date: April 09, 2010
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark amber, frothy off white head, thick streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocolate aroma, light smoke, touch of spicyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, light earthy smoke
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a smal lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, cocoa and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, vanilla, carmel and light cocoa with a smooth lingering oak finish.
hopscotch (9493) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear, brilliant copper ale with a mid-sized, wispy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The biscuity, nutty, caramely bouquet provides rumors of milk chocolate and a medley of toasted cashews, almonds and pistachios. Full-bodied and almost chewy; definitely fatty with relaxed carbonation. Almost perfectly balanced – caramel and chocolate malt sweetness offsets woody hop bitterness. Finishes malty and rich with a sliver of bitterness to hold the sugars in check.
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Dark red orange appearance with a light brown head. Very sweet, thick caramel malty nose that’s well hopped with a fair amount of booze. Very sweet barley wine-like flavor with a smoked caramel malty flavor and a medium piney hoppy taste. Very sweet malty, piney hoppy finish.