czar (6972) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap at reservoir, waterbury. clear very light brown, red tint, with a decent off-white head, some retention. caramel malts, cereals - no depth here. light herbal notes. average to soft carbonation, light to medium body, very short finish.
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to DrDavid for this one! He picked it up for me at the brewery.
22oz brown glass pry-top. Sticker on bottom says "Sep 08."
Appearance: Amber brown with cascading puddy-colored bubbles and 2 fingers of off-white head. Recedes quickly leaving spotty lacing.
Nose: Sweet malt and a little mustiness. Some muted biscuity notes, almost like dry scones, and a high note of a dried dark fruit.
Palate: Medium-bodied and so-weet. Slick mouthfeel and little carbonation. Flavors of lightly toasted wood, biscuit, malted grains, dry earth, and some "fruity" characters from the yeast presumably. The hops are very subtle and in a supporting role only (the way it often is with this style), mainly there to give the beer some edges.
Notes: A solid American interpretation of an English Stock Ale. Not too fruity, not too light in the body, not too sweet, carbonation just right, edges defined without being sharp or flabby. A well made, sessionable and table-worthy beer.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Malty caramel aroma, slightly sweet. Hazy amber body, small off-white head. Flavor is wonderful for the style. Lots of malt, touch of sweetness, caramel, and loads of nuts. Nuttiness continues through the finish. Smooth and very sessionable. Terrific.
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of fruittiness, carmel, earthiness and light graininess. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness and light earthiness with a smooth malty finish.
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle. Deep amber/red beer. Aroma is very fruity with cherry notes and a bit of dark chocolate. Light diacetyl/butterscotch character. Flavour is fairly fruity with a soft malty sweetness. A fairly straightforward amber. Meh.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber - Poured a dark amber in color with a very little whitish head that faded very quickly... low carbonation. Aroma is pretty non-deScript... not much malt and no hops. Flavor is just as non-deScript... a little sour with some fizziness... just not much there. Pretty disappointing.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Gross. Sorry, but gross. I’m thinking that the BW is the only decent thing this brewery makes. Grassy, musty, sour, bitter, nasty without a trace of sweet malt and a slick oily palate to boot. Couldn’t finish it.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear caramel amber pour with a thin white head. Sweet aroma of alcohol and spices. Decent flavor of caramel, alcohol and spices. The body has a light to medium thickness with a dry mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Unremarkable.
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Grassy, herbal hoppiness playing within the caramel-coated apples. Dirty yeast attempts to sabotage the subtle interplay at work.
A hint of tartness rises from the rampaging dirty yeast. Not infected, but intrinsically fishy, malt sweetness is muddled to a blur, and not much else from the dusty yeast can be tasted. Another very disappointing product from Rock Art.
Too tired to clean up behind the couch.
TaktikMTL (6860) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée au Cabot Annex Store à Waterbury Center, VT. Arôme: Odeur de caramel et de cerises. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée. Présence d’un mince col pétillant avec une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture mince. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #379)