Rando7 (689) - Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle pours clear orange brown with thick yellow head. Sweet malty aroma. taste matches aroma - very sweet, malty, a little grassy. Mild but prolonged bitter after taste. Palate a little syrupy. I kept this refrigerated but may have been past its prime. Too sweet for me and I like sweet beers.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Greenville Beer Exchange. Pours dark orange with a thin khaki head that leaves some lacing. A bit of floral on the nose. Bog and boozy on the tongue. Burns a bit going down. Wasn’t feeling this one.
wlajwl (3476) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is strong malts and fruit, somewhat similar to a barley-wine. The flavor is caramel/toffee, malts, fruit, a hint of earthiness and a mildly hoppy finish.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottle from a trade with Dchmela. NIce deep golden pour with a big head! Very flavorful with grapefruit hops spices and barley all with incredible balance. This one was worth waiting for!
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber, cloudy orange red color. Very sweet, lots of malts and caramel -- almost syrupy. Bitter hops come through on the finish, but it could be balanced better -- almost feels like drinking two beers, one that is really sweet chased by one that is really bitter. Not enough harmony between the two competing flavors. Also, seems somewhat hot - can really taste the alcohol. Not a big fan of this one.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: SP 11 Boom Shaka Laga
Date: June 11, 2010
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: cleam amber, creamy off white head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, touch of candy sweetness, balancing earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of fruityness, plenty of earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong notes of malt on this amber colored imperial pilsner. The malt show the sweetness as well as the the deep abv. The finish gives a sense of bitter hops.
jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours slightly hazy orange without much head. VERY sweet nose, caramel and alcohol dominate everything else. Flavor still sweet but not as syrupy as the nose would have me believe. Full bodied, light carbonation.
Boutip (4431) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dirty hazy beige color lager with an average size foamy head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of sweet malt base with some floral hops is quite interesting. Taste is also an interesting mix between some sweet malt with are offset by floral hops with light bittering and dry finish. Body is quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Maybe a tad too sweet for the style with not enough dry hops.
Niko100 (1787) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, yeast, hay, & floral hops; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, spicy hops, grain, and some citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, pretty good - I enjoyed it.