jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Scrizz. Pours clear reddish brown amber. Nose of caramel, barley, cherry and malt. Taste is strong cherry, wood, smoked malt, brown sugar and licorice.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours clear mahogany with deep copper hues and short lived tan head. The modest aroma is smooth with sweet malts, some honey and sweet smelling dark fruity esters to go along with a faint background of caramel covered wood. The taste starts both smooth and rich and then ends a bit rough with booze. I get roasted malts and a bit of honey. By midway roasty malts are met with nuttiness, sweet dark fruitiness and wood. Into the finish booziness grows to sort of harsh levels before this dies off into the after taste.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap @ OTH
pours dark brown/mahogany with off-white head.
aroma of dark fruits, dark sugar, caramel malts, the booze overpowers the aroma, rather disappointing.
flavors, warming abv, thick mouthfeel of dark fruits, some bitter hops, pale and caramel malts, yeasty.
dark sugar? got a bunch of dark fruits; grape, currants, and possibly hint of vanilla adding to the sweetness.
I think this would be a great beer if it wasnít that boozy.
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot), with notes of candy, corn syrup, dried pineapple, orange peel, alcohol, paint.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Strong/boozy, but not without some aromatic enticement. Ultimately a little generic, but pretty good for Redhook.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, garnet amber pour with short thin foam, aroma is woody grapefruit, flavors of oaky caramel sugar, cookie dough, wedding cake icing, finish is bitter metallic
DuffMan (5789) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the SpringBeerFest in Portland. Clear copper amber, low tan head. Aroma brings to mind honey ham: meaty, smoky, sweet (brown sugar). Palate is malt driven, dark toffee, slightly earthy and spicy with peaty smoke nuances. After typing this out, it sounds better than it actually was. I donít know...
after4ever (5729) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and somewhat pillowy tannish head. Nice caramel and brown bread nose. Creamy medium body with mild carb. Toast, caramel, brown bread, and a bit of molasses on the mid-palate. Mild yeasty tang in there, vaguely reminiscent of fruitcake with dark pitted tree fruit in it but thatís a distant note, nowhere near the foreground by any means. Mild caramel and toast finish. Doesnít have as much flavor as you might expect for the abv, even given a brown as a base recipe. There are definitely more assertive browns out there with half the alcohol. Still, itís appealing, and hides the alcohol well enough, even if it is a bit on the mild side in terms of the flavor profile.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/27/10. Bomber. Big thanks to Byron at Liquor Loft/Proof for sharing with the crew! Brown pour, mostly red when held to the light. Sweet roasty aroma with a hint of booze. Sweet bitter roasty flavor with a dose of astrigent bitterness. The finish is very burnt bitter. Eh.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Good Foods. Pours dark copper with a modest tan head and a toffee aroma. There is a slightly harsh treacle flavor with a hint of candi sugar and a bitter finish. Itís a hearty brew, but the taste is not partucularly pleasant.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Copper, reddish hue, moderate to thin off-white head, spotty lacing.   Sweet sticky nose, very slight tootsie roll, also smidgen of salty licorice.   Sweet, malty, and a little mealy up front.   Dark pitted fruit is there, tiz minor.   Has a bit of a chalky aftertaste.   Warming, with some diluted tootsie roll like flavors.   As it warms it gets some sort of perfume like phenolic aroma.   Seems like a light Doppelbock crossed with a watery Barley Wine.   Body and mouthfeel are both moderate.   While not bad, its not all that interesting.