adrian910ss (2275) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear dark amber, copperish red color with a medium beige head. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops, cotton candy with a hint of perfume. Taste is syrupy clean and sweet with hints of floral and citrus hops and bubble gum / cotton candy flavor. Still young, perhaps a little cellar time will better this. Still, very good.
swoopjones (5249) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Enjoyed this with Dan from Pizza Plant. Not ususally a big fan of BW’s but this I liked. Syrupy & sweet with a nice hop backbone. Similar to Bigfoot but not as complex. well done
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Deep copper with a medium head. Aroma of flowery hops and caramel. Tastes a little hot; with perfume, grass, brown sugar, caramel and dark fruits. Complex. Heavy body. Alcohol and syrupy texture. Lots of good flavors in this. I’d like to see how it ages.
Zeswaft (1336) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was kind of overwhelmed at the beer store today with the choices of southern tier. they finally had jah-va and now they had a few new ones, backburner and hoppe. I actually bought this because it was $8 which is cheap for a bomber in philadelphia, unfortunately. I like the hop bill on this. Pours dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma is dominated by sweet caramel malts but you can detect a bit of amarillo grapefruit underneath. Body is thick and rich. Very syrupy and sweet. I think i’ve nailed centenniel down. very piney hop bitterness and reminiscent of bigfoot. A hoppy BW, which is my style, but a little too sweet. very enjoyable, but necessitates sipping. I’m glad you can’t detect the alcohol.
Tmoney99 (9980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rivers Bend. Poured clear dark brown with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Heavy dark tart fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a tingly texture. Heavy complex balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish that was long lasting. This is a standout complex out of the box beer.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Cole’s, Thanks Mike! Deep ruby, no head. Nose is caramel, dark fruits, hops are buried way back. Flavor is caramel, dark fruits, cocoa, tobacco, slight black cherry. Tingly finish but no alcohol is noticable. Very low carbonation. Bitterness builds at the end but is never aggressive. It seems like they were going for something along the lines of Foghorn. They did wonderfully.
doobahstop (2) - USA - MAR 31, 2007 does not count
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The light shining through my Duvel glass reveals a wonderfully rich ruby color, clear as the cloudless morning. What a great way to start a Saturday. Backburner tastes rich and malty, without the standard issue young barleywine harsh hoppiness. Very smooth for a fresh BW. The aroma is slightly roasted with an underlying character of dark fruits. Should be interesting to sample as it ages.