SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a big foamy egg shell color that stays forever...nose is very sweet and cranberryish with some light toasty malt hints in the background. Palate is smooth and fluffy. Flavors of light nuts and a sweet, tangy berry note as well. Biscuity malts and very refreshing.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-pours a light tan head with dark amber color. Aroma is light/medium malt, sour fruit. Taste is light/medium malt, sour fruit hops. Towards medium body. Better @cellar temp, so rated it then.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOMBER 2009, pours a dark brune body with a yellow off white head. Light malty body, toasted malt, some light caramel and bitter roasted malt tones. A very mineral and dry coco body with a bitter finish. A nice session ale. I like what the previous review said about olives, i can see where hes going when your first have in in your mouth its bitter and tart like and olive. Now i want olives. Mmm. Good stuff.
hombrepalo (1716) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008 version, thanks to Alldaydrinker. Just couldn’t get into this one. A mess to me. Poured a murky brown, with dirty looking head. Smell was funky, malts and kinda reminded me of olives! yea olives! Taste is bold, carmel, molasses and smokey malts. Kinda ashy and a sour finish. Not so tasty.
mcox90 (1377) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle, 2008 edition. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a 1/2" tan head. Sweet malty nose with light spice. Smooth mouth feel with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet malt with some caramel & brown sugar & nougat. Tasty brew.
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity malt aroma with a mild sour yeast smell. Light hazy dark orange color with a small off white head. Sweet with light carbonation and a sour finish.
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown 22oz bottle. 2008 release.
Appearance: Slightly cloudy tawny hue with orange notes around the edges. Head is slight with off-white bubbles gripping the edge of the glass, no lacing, and not much on the surface.
Nose: Roasted grain, toasted oak, raw sugar, chocolate caramel, and something hinting at toffee.
Palate: Soft carbonation, a creamy smooth texture. Right at the back, you can tell it’s a lager, has a little tiny bite right before the finish. Notes of caramelized sugar, toffee, and creme brulée. Clean finish.
Notes: A solid brew. You get what it says: Creamy Bock Lager. A bit creamy on the texture, a bit lager on the finish, and a perfect "session" winter/holiday ale. I appreciate that it’s not a spiced winter release. Cheers to Matt and René!
Cletus (6251) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of dark fruit and sweet malt. Tastes spicy and sweet with a tarte finish.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2008 bottle. Deep brown beer. Thin head. Aroma is quite herbal and woody. Toasty and sweet. A bit of light amber malt. Sweet and a little bit spicy. Herbal and a bit toasty. Very strange and slightly oxidized. Weird brew.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with a thin off white tan head and some streaked lacing along the sides of the glass. The nose is very phenolic with some roasted nuts. The flavor is very strong initially but fades rather quick. As it is in your mouth the flavors are robust but the booze is not well hidden and has a lot of sweet sugar and earthy hops all in your palate. Overall it is an alright brew and could use some more flavor and balance between hops and malt.