Chudwick (2734) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber - pours very dark amber with plenty of beige head and fine lacing. Nose is brown sugar and grassy citrus. Flavor adds lots of spiciness. Sweet with waves of bitterness subtly emerging. "Some people say the bottle be damned, but you’ll never catch me bottle in an other man’s hand..." Maltiness is more apparent as it warms. Essentially an imperial spice/herb/vegetable.
Nephilium (1644) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly sweet aroma with heavy spicing noticeable (clove, cinnamon, ginger). Pours an opaque black, with a huge tan head. The flavor is very similar to the many Christmas beers out, heavy spicing, a touch of roast, and a full body. This is quite a tasty beer, and I believe it will hold up well. Now is the time to set up the tasting with all of the beers.
CamdenD (1177) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice beer. Strong and unique yet terribly drinkable for its strength. Works like a dubbel with some added spice. Pours black and beautiful.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Proof. Black pour with a creamy brown head. Big spice aroma at first with ginger, allspice, cinnamon and cloves with underlying dark fruits and chocolate. Sweet, chewy entry with dark fruits, leather followed by aforementioned spiced with chocolate and earth ending on a bitter, dry ashiness. Medium to full bodied and smooth carbonation. Just on the good side of spice level to make it very enjoyable for me. Pretty solid beer.
crossovert (10877) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This one was a bit spicy for me. The spices overpowered the malt and the hops leaving it just a messy beverage.
adrian910ss (2558) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a pitch black cola with a medium sized brown head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, orange peel, sweet malt and chocolate. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
jkwood04 (5210) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in an English pint. Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, a lot of spices, and floral hops. Flavor the same. Smooth texture. A good beer but I don’t know if the spices add to it or take away from it.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle. Pours dark black, thick tan head. Aroma of allspice and nutmeg and cloves, taste is spice and finish is spicy. Tasty beer.
arminjewell (9232) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Falling Rock’s Vertical Epic event, dark brownish red pour with thin tan head, aroma has lots of ginger, clove, allspice, caramel, cocoa powder, dark fruits, and a slight hint of toffee and earthy tones. Taste is a bit overspiced, some nice sweet toffee, caramel, biscuit, leading into spicy ginger, clove, allspice, and cinnamon, some slight banana, finishing spicy and slightly sweet.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black pour, slight tan head. Smells great, tons of spices but none dominating. Cinnamon and ginger mostly with some citrus and spicy Belgian yeast. Flavor is smooth and balanced - spiced but not overpowering.