RABinVA (731) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours deep gold with a fluffy white head that fades to splotches and leaves medium lacing. Aroma is very grainy. Definitely a raw cereal malt smell with a hint of raisins and apple. Taste is the same. Taste like cinnamon apple cheerios almost, with a nice hit of boozy warmth. Mellows out on the tongue after a bit. Could use a bit more sweetness.
Butters (3356) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours a hazy golden amber with fair offwhite head. Sweet raisin and plum nose carries over in the flavor. Some graininess and mild alcohol flavors as well. Very malty, caramel, sweet. Decent sipper, but wouldn’t really want it again.
IrishBoy (3641) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from TheEpeeist. Nose is floral, candisugar, and hints of bubblegum and golden raisins. Hazy copper orange with a medium light beige head. Flavor is light sweetness, caramel, a hint of fruit with some banana, and a bit of background bitterness. Actually pretty decent.
BelgianBeerGal (2616) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewery. Nice, sweet malt aroma with just a hint of booziness. Pleasant, sweet, caramel flavor that is true-to-form for a maibock. The 9 ABV is very well hidden. Pretty tasty for a style that sometimes gets a little raw in the booziness.
DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Green Leafe Newtown. Poured deep coppery with off-white head. Nose was earthy caramel malt, fruit, brown sugar, and buttery. Tasted caramel malty, tart and hoppy, acidic, with some definite butterscotch flavors.
Drake (6600) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of big toasted malts with some raisin and a bit of booze. The taste is extremely similar with a bit of vanilla and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied, some booze is evident, low carbonation. Nice beer.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4264-20120120] 1pt6floz bottle. Light toasted malt grain and leafy peat in the aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Sweet caramel malt flavour has a lingering heavy grain aftertaste. Medium body. Tasty. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(c/o Radek Kliber, w/ him, jerc, JoeMcPhee)
Braudog (5062) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at County Grill. Nice look with a pillowy top and a bright golden hue. Malty, as you’d expect, with just a hint of the sugary alcohol kick beneath, but there’s no alcohol burn. Certainly quaffable and perhaps even a bit dangerous with 9% lurking. (#4461, 1/30/2012)
Radek Kliber (5970) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma: malty with light Noble hop feel. Slight dusty notes. 7-
Appearance: clear amber with initial plus sized top. Off white cap.
Palate / Taste: medium light bodied. Frontal toasty malts with slight hint of Noble hop. Rather thin on body especially if you consider its style. Beyond that I like its hop-malt balance. Pleasant.
jercraigs (6603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012-01-19. Crisp copper-amber body with a nice off-white head. Mild aroma, pale malt, lightly toasty. 6+ Flavour is similar, pale toasty malt, modestly sweet, very light alcohol. 6+ Smooth average plus palate. Okay, decent example of a style that I am not overly fond of. Bottle shared by Radek
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