JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Samís, Durham. Garnet pour, slightly thinner and less substantial than anticipated (or expected for the style). Minimal carb and retention. The aroma is nice enough, with expected notes of dark fruit, yeasty and bready malts, caramel, and moderate roasts. Slightly too sticky mouthfeel tends to undermine whatever complexity might emerge; or perhaps the beer could stand some aging. Either way, itís a competent quad but one that doesnít have many distinguishing qualities - certainly nothing that would demand opting for this over a good Belgian.
Ughsmash (7247) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured deep, ruddy brown with a dense cap of rich beige head. The aroma picked up green raisins, molasses, and lesser bready malts accented by spicy earth and more raisin.. deep, welcoming warmth, but no overt alcohol. The flavor found more of the raisins and molasses than anything else, giving a tasty and intriguing sweetness.. dry, peppery yeast and a hint of green apple laced throughout.. again the alcohol amplified without getting in the way.. a little too dry on the bac, with some artificial sweetenerage.. all in all a tasty brew. Medium-bodied with moderate, rolling carbonation on the palate.. slicker on the back-end with rising sharpness to the swallow.. OK flow to it. Iíd have another.
decaturstevo (5334) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is brown sugar and raisins. Flavor is sweet dried fruitiness with a smooth bitter and a pleasant warmth. Nice medium bodied beer with good carbonation. Very nice.
smith4498 (3166) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade with kp. Pours dark reddish brown color with tan head. Aromas of raisins and molasses. Flavors of raisins, figs, candy sugar, sweet caramel and some alcohol. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel. Thanks Keith.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Samís Quik Stop on 03/09/2010. Slightly hazy dark amber body and a large rocky tan head. Caramel, molasses, and belgian spice aroma. Sweet caramel, molasses, belgian spice, and candi sugar flavor. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bomber - Pours a medium brownish color with a moderate sized head with good head retention and lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, toffee, bread and yeast. The taste is raisin, toffee, brown sugar, bread, yeast and some berry notes - with a bit of alcohol in the back end. Medium bodied and sweet.
pineypower (2635) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Dmac, thanks. Pours out a dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma is of dark fruits, mainly some raisin, plum and light fig and a touch of alcohol. Taste is dried fruits, similar to the ones appearing in the aroma, some cloying sweet notes, mix with the alcohol to make this beer hard to tell what they were shooting for.
dmac (4431) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber the way I like it. Aroma is sweet with notes of raisins, dates, figs, nuts, bread and some other shit. Meh overall with notes of, raisins, prunes, plumbs, dates, sugar....meh at best.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt1!! - Pours a deep dk amber with a medium sized beige head...aroma is creamy, vanilla and figgy malt, some alcohol for sure...flavour is similar, lightly tannic, booze, dk dried fruit, raisin and plum?...whatever it is, nicely tasty...
BelgianBeerGal (3287) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Traded bomber bottle. Kinda murky, dark, brown pour with a thin tan head. Rather nontraditional aroma of some roasted malt, coffee but a also a little more expected sweetness. Sweet flavor with a pretty full mouth feel but still some unexpected bitterness.