VastActiv (5328) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Baileys Taproom, Portland. Colour is dark brown with small creamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some sweetness, hints of hops, roastiness and malts. Not bad.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown, finger off white head.
Smell plain, bit sweet, bit nutty, toffee
Taste hoppy up front, roasty nutty middle, alcohol on tail
Light to medium body
Ratman197 (12692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, toasted malt, earthiness and hints of citrus and pine. Palate was medsium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, earthiness and a hint of pine with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a dark reddish-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of sweet malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is malty up front with a hoppy aftertaste. Above average overall.
bhensonb (13616) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours clear darkly copper/brown with a very slight beige head. Aroma of dark roasty malt with hints of chocolate and something suggesting hop. Near full bodied. Flavor is roasty, a little nutty, has some chocolate, and thereís some bitter which could be hop. The malt flavor is pretty dominant, so itís hard to pick out a hop type. Still, this stuff isnít all that sugary, and thereís bitter in the finish. Pretty drinkable stuff.
Hanuta06 (438) - Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More.
Aroma: moderately roasted, caramel malt.
Appearance: small, frothy, light-brown, initial head with fully diminishing longevity and very good lacing. Dark-brown/black, cola-colored body.
Taste: moderately sweet initial taste and lightly bitter finish with nutty, roasted malt aftertaste. Long duration.
Palate: full-bodied with dry texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: very good. The sweet initial flavor offset the lightly bitter finish very well.
mar (5148) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber pour, cream head. nose is fresh citrusy hops, chewy malts, grass, and fruits. easy on the palate, smooth hop notes, nice malt backbone.
jgb9348 (5483) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a nice, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, a bit of earthy hops, some deep caramel and toffee with a grassy and herbal kick at the end. Medium-bodied; Assertive hoppy flavour at first with earth and grass very strong, some pungent alcohol, all with a good and defined toasted malt backbone. Aftertaste shows some nice malt, a good dose of hops (but not overpowering) and a pleasant sweetness, very well balanced. Overall, a nice beer, Iím not sure why itís rating isnít higher - this is balanced and still showing a hint of complexity - nice. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington on 11-January-2013 for US$5.99 sampled at home in the real Washington on 02-February-2013.
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had at the Schooner Pub and Galley. Clear amber in color with bubbly white head. Very aromatic. Citrus hops and spices too. Tastes much like the nose. Busy flavor. Lots of hops and various spice notes. Body is above average. Too me this is like a winter IPA. Would drink again but may be a tad heavy on the spices.
Zeswaft (1597) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This sits somewhere between a stout and a scotch ale. Medium hoppiness but mostly dominated by caramel and oak. Nice winter beer without the spice. Post beer burps reminded me too much of bourbon.