hayduke (3079) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep reddish brown with a robust light tan head and lots of lacing. Nose of roasted malts with nuts, raisins, and molasses. Rich body and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is complex and strong and in mirrors the aroma. The finish shows some spices. Excellent.
Strykzone (4199) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sent in a trade with Hayduke. We shared it via facebook chat. 22 oz. bottle. This pours a clear mahogany with a nice light tan head. Raisins jump out in the nose. It is chock full of rich malt. The flavor brings tons of malts. Those raisins, again, with anise, light chocolate, and some bittering hops that break up the sweetness with some zing. Alcohol here is very well hidden and is not really tasted at all. This is a very tasty beer. Even though the outside temperature here is 101 F this hits the spot.
dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at 12th St Tavern. Poured into a snifter. Brownish red pour with a thin off white head. Cinnamon, toffee and a touch of licorice and cherry in the aroma. Taste is thick and malty, with notes of toffee, cinnamon, dark fruit and musty earthy hop bite. Nice winter warmer type of brew.
raphael (806) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
almost chocolate flavor, cinnamon, resin, wood smoke. grapefruity hops express in flavor and clash with the malt & spice action, allspice & cloves. dark caramel. clear medium brown with modest beige head. strong presence in the mouth. Sweet finish w/ warming.
Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Belmont Station. Mahogany pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is mostly caramel, with some toffee and dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit and molasses. Kind of a boring malt bomb, not my usual favorite type of brew.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured amberish brown with an off white head. aroma was simplistic yet fantastic with grape, raisin, caramel, malty, and maybe a touch of licorice. flavor was caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar??, and alcohol. body was medium with about medium carbonation. a very pleasant surprise.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Olde Humbug
Date: April 01, 2010
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear brown, wipsy head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocolate aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of earthyness, light bitterness, touch of dark caramel sweetness, light chocolate, touch of spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample on 4/1/10 at Ale Atlanta. deep brown pour with little head... light spice nose... medium body with lots of sweet malts, caramel, nuts, and raisin... very dynamic body. roasted malt finish with some alcohol... pretty nice winter ale.
cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber served in an English pint. Deep orange brown in color with a medium sized gray-beige head. Short retention and decent lacing. Aroma of pit fruit and chocolate. Flavor is more of the same, in a good way. Rich, sweet, and malty. Full-medium body, decent carbonation, with a finishing bitterness. The alcohol is nicely hidden.
beersearcher (2165) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours brown with hints of orange. a bit astringent. aroma is muted. a little citrus taste and some sticky sweetness. sampled at Cabo Taco Winter Warmer Fest 2010.