Ernest (6489) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of metal, alcohol, banana, clove, orange peel.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic, metallic.
Generic, boozy, and quite metallic.
raphael (938) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smelling cinnamon, coca cola, fresh green peppers, oak. I taste coca cola, alcohol, green hops, a bitterness not quite citrus. almost no head over clear darkish amber. flat and bitter in the mouth. Beer as apertif? Parts not coming together. an intersting mish-mash though
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a amber to brow. Generous white to off white head. A sour raisiny malt carries into an interesting jalapeño note.
markwise (4570) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Leukens Oldsmar. Pours a dark caramel amber with an off-white head. Nose is Belgian yeast with plenty of banana, earthy peppers, a little bit of heat, sweet malt, and cocoa. Flavor is a burst of bananapesque Belgian yeast, followed by some sweet malts and earthy (not hot) peppers from mid to finish, but they are dwarfed by the Belgian yeast. The Belgian yeast dominates some of the aroma and most of the flavor. The yeast is like a ravenous child at a buffet table. Light to medium in body and not bad overall, but with a different yeast this one might be ground-breaking.
jkwalking05 (4017) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of chili peppers, grass, cinnamon, ginger, light cheddar cheese. Taste is of spicy hops, caramel, fire roasted salsa, slight alcohol warmth.
travita (4235) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, copper colored, straw colored head. The smell is green chiles, sugary, yeast, spiced, cinammon, and fruit. The taste is chiles, slight chile, some warmth, veggie like, some spice, fruit, and yeast.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber with a soft brown head. Nose is banana and bitter orange peel up front then comes in with some earthy spice note. Flavor lends clove phenol and a serious amount of hop flavor on the side of citrus and tropical fruits. The belgain yeast spices blend in the cinnamon and pepper character. full body and creamy. Nice beer
thooper41 (549) - BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle: Appearance is dark brown with creamy off white head that lasts. Aroma is of cinnamon and raisins. Flavor is balanced nicely with again cinnamon and raisins along with a fair amount of malt. Decent brew but doesn’t taste all that Belgian.
KapitiCritique (367) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - DEC 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thick light brown head and sticky lacing, murky deep amber colour; Big spicy nose - cloves and cinnamon, not really getting the anaheims; sourish and very bitter even astringent; heavy body, long finish, spritzy carbonation, a tad creamy. I like it. It is big
badwhale (388) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Split a bomber with 2 other buddies. Pours an amber/yellow color with a moderate amount of head. Tastes of fruit & malt, but dry. Can’t taste much of the alcohol, although it’s significat at 9.4% Great brew.