ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours goldend with some hints of spices and caramel malt. Flavor is slightly complex with vanilla and cinnamon with a fruity undertone and some spice. There is a slight malt character.
Ibrew2or3 (6760) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours deep dull gold - copper with large tan head. The aroma is full of sweet notes like apples, pears, honey and plum puree as well as some spices and a hint of booziness at the end. The taste is pretty soft and smooth with sweet notes of apple, honey, pears and plum juice. It picks up various winter like spices as well as cloves and a faint level of pepper covered peach slices to midway. It gets slightly boozy here and there yet remains soft and smooth into the finish.
BuckeyeBoy (2603) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Redhook brewpub. Pours out a cloudy gold/orange topped with a small white head. Aroma was of pit fruit, yeast, spice, and sweetness. Taste more of the pit fruit sweetness along with a good amount of alcohol showing through.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Poured hazy orangish gold, white head. Nose is vanilla, spice, dark fruit, booze. Taste is also heavy on the spice, vanilla, dark fruit, sweet malt. Mouth is full and warming. Overall, a decent brew.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 7/1/10. 22oz bomber. Bottled May0409. Filtered yet mildly hazy. White ring of head. Floral and honey aromas with a mild berry undertone. Mild hops and a slight alcohol burn. Spicy and full bodied with a sticky body. Citrus yeast and peppery flavors. Cinnamon toast. Bitter grassy and floral. Subtle note of caramel in the front. Lingering and somewhat ample alcohol burn. More toasty than citrus, but still solid!
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bottle, remnants of Boonville. Pours a deep golden-orange color; slightly hazy; small-bubbled, off-white head with light retention and decent lacing. Uh-oh. Lots of stale maltiness, raisins, and overripe fruits in the aroma; cloying sweetness, with some alcohol present even at quite cold temperatures; sweet, sticky, overripe, boozy, and stupid; huge amounts of alcohol for the style, and none of the charismatic elements of the style. Full body (ugh); modest carbonation (did we forget to read up on what a tripel is?); not creamy, but cloying, non-astringent, with a bit of soft warmth coming through; following the aroma, just tons of raisins, stale malts, honey, and cloying malty sweetness; TRIPELS DO NOT NEED TO BE 10% ALCOHOL TO BE COMPLEX, and I present this as proof that they’re far better when they aren’t; complex and layered in the way that a compost bin offers wide-ranging complexity; no me gusta. This is difficult to drink, heavily viscous, and a shameful example of the style. I can’t support brewing like this. But honestly, I’m kind of grateful this is as poor as it is, because otherwise I’d feel obliged to drink the rest of this. A lengthy, cloyingly sweet finish of honey, cardboard, raisins, and sugar.
Prometheus (160) - Bamberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with a small head and lacing.
Aroma of spice.
Vanilla, cloves in the flavor.
Nice melding of the flavors, but nothing spectacular.
jkwalking05 (3619) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of booze, grain, caramel and yeast. Taste is sweet with sugar, booze, caramel and grain.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled in a 22oz. Pours with a really impressive golden brown hue. Thin white lacey head. The aroma is sweet. The palate is nice but not the best and what you would expect. Great drinking brew. You can taste the alcohol.
chandler0201 (640) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste is cinnamon spicy with other aspects of coriander and orange. Just a little sugary sweetness and more yeast as you drink it. Finish is much more sweet than bitterand you get the bite of alcohol at the end.