IrishBoy (4023) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from TheEpeeist after two years of waiting for them to produce their Matador (still listed with no ratings). Nose is banana, wheat bread yeast, with a hint of vanilla toffee and cloves. Murky amber with a medium, lightly lacing, beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter, sweet bananas, and very spicy and peppery. Nice weizenbock!
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[7811-20151014] Bottle. Grainy light malty fruit aroma. Clear, dark amber orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy fruity toast flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/11) 2.9
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Four String Golden Can Party & Tap Takeover at Pint Room on 10/30/2015. Hazy brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily to a film. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of malt, banana and spice. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt. banana and yeast. The finish is sweet with a caramel malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
Turboninja (343) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@ABC Tavern, Cleveland, USA. Medium aroma with sweet wheat. Copper color with small head. Clear liquid. Heavy taste although artificial honey.
drpimento (2769) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I expected a lot more out of this beer and just didnít get all that much. Some malt and not much else. Itís ok, decent, but no show stopper for sure. Meh.
ncube (106) - - NOV 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of dark malts, caramel, raisins, dark fruit, faint banana.. Flavour is much like aroma with hint of chocolate. Finish is a little cloying with ad bitter aftertaste. Okay.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark copper/chocolate brown color with Amber edges and a one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.
Intense, inviting aroma with a strong peppery spice presence thatís countered by prominent sweet malt, bready yeast and citrus zest. Lots of black pepper and clove along with sweet caramel, toffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Decent bready yeast character with hints of banana and bubblegum followed by subtle orange peel sweetness.
Medium body with a zesty spice presence up front that lingers over the sweeter notes, prominent yeast and citrus sweetness into a tart, dry finish. Lots of clove and other peppery spices up front followed by hints of sourdough bread, banana and citrus. Sweet malt backbone with caramel, toffee and light chocolate followed by zesty orange peel in the finish. Doesnít quite live up to the aroma but this beer is refreshing and easy to drink with some nice flavors. I would have preferred a little more malt sweetness/silky chocolate notes to counter the heavy spice and pithy citrus.
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015-10-14. Crisp brown body with a small beige head that fades 3+ Aroma is pleasantly malty, notes of caramel and toasty malt. Flavour is malty, lightly sweet base with caramel notes, toasty malt accents. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Solid take on the syle. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.
DocLock (8956) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy brown pour with tan head. Nose was malt, banana, earthy. Tasted malty, with notes of banana, earthiness, toffee, fruit.
coldbrewky (1567) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber via beer world. Grey brown amber pour. thin head. Malt nose malt nose malt nose and then some malt. Big sweet body that threatens doom. For me a bit hard to finish it was so sweet.
Boutip (5464) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color bock with a nice light brown foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing notes. Aroma of light banana bread and caramelized malt is interesting. Taste is a nice mix of banana bread, caramelized malt with some residual sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but the yeast ester are not exactly up to par with their German counterparts.