wedgie9 (1590) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 11/25/12 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Midtown. Pours clear but deep amber with an average beige head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is somewhat nutty with a nice caramel and bread malt profile, and some lightly roasted bitterness and a bit of a creamy note as well. The flavor is pretty much the same with some nice caramel bread and more bitterness and nuttiness than the nose suggested. The body is medium with a bit of a sticky texture, average carbonation and a long nicely bitter and caramel bread malt finish.
mixmasterob (829) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper pour. Aroma was full of caramel with lots of bready malts floating around. Touch of hops in there too. Flavors were slightly sweet with lots of caramel and toast. Mouthfeel was in the medium range with soft carbonation. I thought this was great for what it is. A ramped up marzen with a touch of booze.
bconch (232) - - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper color. Very hoppy up front (for the style) Prickly carbonation with a sweet finish.
jhp40219 (145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a nice reddish hue. Large off white head and a decent amount of lacing. Aroma of malt, citrus, biscuits, and a hint of ginger. Taste is very malty with hops, a bit of orange, wheat, and caramel. Roasty and a bit doughy tasting overall. Not that this is a bad thing. Medium body, slick texture, carbonation isn’t too high, but very active. Finish is pronounced and long with an excellent malt aftertaste. Certainly isn’t very lager-ish. More along the lines of an amber ale in taste. Overall an excellent beer! Perfectly for a cool Autumn night.
Tmoney99 (8773) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with exceiient lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
nathan30533 (412) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good harvest season brew. Malty with a caramel taste and sweet smell. Good forming head and good lacing. Good brew.
TheBeerGod (4632) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - gift from my friend Noel. Copper pour with a short, dense tan head. Aroma is caramel, bread, earthy notes, and dark fruit. Taste is big caramel and chewy malt up front with earthy hops, fruit notes, dark bread, grass and toffee behind them. Body is medium-full and rather chewy with a moderate, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, big malt, light toffee, dark fruit, bready notes, earthy hops and soft grassy notes. Tasty!
SpringsLicker (2822) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mostly clear deep re3ddish amber under a sticky, off-white head.
Bright, sweet fruity aroma.
Sweet and syrupy. You could pass this off as an English Barleywine. Definitely not to style for a Oktoberfest/ Marzen.
b3shine (2230) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to taster (thanks jmborggren). Looks good; a transparent brownish-orange with off-white lacing. Smells solid; doughy and hoppy. Tastes like it smells with a nice malty backbone that’s pleasant on the palate. A great example of the style.
coolpop (1163) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured deep, clear amber with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma and flavor were bread, some nutty malt and spicy noble hops, hints of wood, toffee. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Medium weight. Alcohol is well-hidden. Pretty solid.