halfonit (1217) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Driftwood. Pours black with a thick caramel head. Aroma is of malts, chocolate, slight smoke, and cloves. Flavor is of malts, cloves, chocolate, yeast, and booziness. Full bodied. Leaves a bitter sweet malt, chocolate, and clove finish. Unique.
nick76 (4304) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is very spicy with chocolate, cola, molasses, and tasted malt. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is good.
Palidor19 (3050) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lots of Xmas flavors with taste of nutmeg and coriander. Dark roasted malts with a big astringent aftertaste. Decent beer with a few faults.
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JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber--->tulip. Pours a dark black with a thick tan head and insane lace. Smells of gingerbread and light licorice. Nice pie spice notes and graham cracker in the taste with some roasty bitterness mixed in. Very full bodied palate that I could probably stand a straw up in. Not much alcohol in the taste, but it warms your innards as it goes down. I have a love of spice beers and this one doesn’t disappoint. Seems a bit more on the impy stout side, but whatever. Very nice beer.
patrick767 (3724) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle - Very dark pour with a lasting tan head. The aroma is of dark fruit and spices. There’s no question that it’s a Belgian style. The taste is of dark fruit and spice but also has a roasted character that dries it out. It’s a full bodied and very enjoyable beer, a fine finish to the series.
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with a small head. Aroma of cinnamon, alspice and a bit of cardamom. Strong cinnamon flavor with moderate hits of alspice and cardamom. Lots of malt character. Light roastiness. Very dry, especially for the flavor profile.
BVery (7633) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Muddy Pig. Dark pour with a creamy tan head. Lots of gingerbread and molasses in this, sweet and spicy. Delicious.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark pour (wasn’t expecting black pour), aroma of spice, pine, hop slight malt. Flavors of lightly bitter, well balanced, medium to full body. Borders a light stout than a Belgian Strong Ale. Excellent brew, complex taste of spices, not as sweet as I thought it would be.
after4ever (6565) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Pours black with a dense and creamy tan head. Sudsy, with lots of drippy lace. Big fresh roasty gingerbread molasses cookie nose--sweet, intense, and maybe a little overdone (i.e., ready to age). Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roast, caramel, toffee, ginger snaps, and molasses on the mid palate. Long dry powdery finish, like a peppery spiced cocoa mix that you swallowed a little of without any water. Not bad. Curious to see where this one lands in a couple years. Kinda reminiscent of some early OSAs, but bigger for sure.
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from GM Liquors. Nose is ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, rosehibs (which reaaly seem to stand out) and a little sweet candi sugar. Black with a medium, lightly lacing, cinnamon tan head. Flavor is light sweet cinnamon rolls with just a hint of bitter and coffee in the background.