bmerz (465) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bottling. Drank 2012-11-08. Deep reddish amber, unclear, fleeting head, no lace. Aroma is fairly big sweet malt, bread, yeast, fruit, and peppery spice. Flavor continues these with a fairly bitter and boozy build. Itís a bit syrupy on palate but dries well enough. Really a pleasant beer for how big it is and an amazing American version of a doppelbock. Seems true to form though perhaps a bit more bitter a finish than normal...but I like that.
boto (1661) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber: This one pours a fairly clear, dark amber/mahogany color. There was about a finger of a khaki colored head on it that didnít linger long but left some lacing. This one has a nice nose. Lots of malts, yet there isnít much sweetness coming through. Caramel, dark fruits are the main components. Maybe some toffee also. The taste is excellent. A hint of sweetness, tons of malts. Faint roasted malts. Smooth. Overall an excellent doppelbock.
Westchesterco (254) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma of mocha. Dark brown coffee color. Strong flavor of coffee and chocolate. Long palate
Iphonephan (1227) - Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared with Ryan. Pours a light cola with an off white head. Rich malty aroma. Flavors of caramel and toffee. Lovely flavors.
EKForReal (6) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Man this is a delicious beer. This one pours a lovely reddish brown, just a touch dark for the style, with an inch of nice tan head. Aroma is sweet malty goodness. Candy, caramel,and just a little bit of toast. The taste follows right behind the nose. She is bready and a little sweet but not at all cloying. Nice big lager yeast fruit balanced by the lightest of hop presence. This big malty girl is beautifully balanced even if she is big for the style. And no part of that nearly 10% is noticed (until you finish the bomber that is!).
HeadyDE (227) - Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle into bockfest mug..ruby amber like color..decent sized head light brownish hue..quite lively carbonation..sweet malt dominates the aroma..followed closely by molasses..toffee..cookie..bit of honey..texture is quite slick..finishes smooth with moderate sweetness and the abv is held in check..quite enjoyable like other smutty big bottles..has some punch with a lingering warmth..
ADesenberg (304) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: brown, with a tan head. Itís roasty and caramel in the aroma. The taste is much the same, but with some grassiness. Nothing too special, but wouldnít call it bad by a longshot.
sfontain (673) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, Whole Foods Columbus. Hazy, deep, red-brown; 2-finger beige head disappears completely. Aroma is deep and heavy; sweet, malty, apple, raisin, toffee, bubble gum, yeast. Flavor rich, sweet, chewy, malty, caramel, vanilla, nutty, grass, a little spicy, and just barely some alcohol warmth in the exhale. Medium-thick body with more-than-average carbonation; medium coarseness in the bubbles but this really froths up in the mouth; slick, almost oily; barely sticky. There is virtually no alcohol presence here; well done for a nearly 10% beer. This one came out of nowhere; -nice- beer, Smuttynose.
RABinVA (685) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into a goblet. Ruby brown with a big tan head that fades slowly, leaving no lacing. Very smooth but bold malt backbone and a nice hit of sweetness that isnít at all overpowering. Nice, very warming amount of booze but very drinkable in the end.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber->stem. Rusty brown with 1/2 inch light tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, and hops. Taste is sweet malts, has a lingering alcohol aftertaste. Too sweet.