changeup45 (1668) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An amber color and pours out with a big fluffy creamy head that sticks around for a long time on top. Clumps of lacing stick to the glass after each sip. Strong flavors of melon, citrus, wheat, vanilla, solvent, with a sharp alcohol bite in the finish.This is pretty heavy stuff and not all that easy to consume. It comes across as a bit medicinal with kind of an upleasant sour tang in there. Every bit of the 9 percent abv shows and it even seems like it could be higher than that. This was drinkable but I didn’t really like it.
Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Rather nice. Not the best I’ve had in the style, but it is up there near the top. The aroma could have used a little help, but it was that flavor that’s most important and that was good. Very well balance. A very intense beer made even more extreme because of it being a lager. Simply beautiful lacing.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, very light brownish orange or light orangey amber with a large, off-white head that slowly diminished and left some of the best lacing I’ve ever seen. The aroma was a bit weak in comparison to the intense flavor. It had moderate, bread, toasted malt, caramel, nutty malt and cracker; moderate to heavy resinous hops; slightly honey; Band-aid, rubber, and a little sour lemon thing at the end of the last pour. The initial flavor was moderately to rather sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was rather to heavily sweet and rather bitter with an average to long duration. There was lots of malt, caramel malt honey, grassy hops; slight rubber, resinous hops, earthy hops, some metallic hops and toast and jam. The sweetness outweighed the bitterness, but it was still fairly well balanced. The medium body was a bit syrupy and quite sticky by the end with fairly fizzy carbonation and a light to moderately astringent and rather dry finish.
jzzbassman (1414) - 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.
bigrond (1408) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very average beer. The nine percent alcohol a well hidden but this is a miss for Terrapin
coldbrewky (1371) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber procured at Bourbon Street P-burg. Full bodied and to the point a powerfully honey sweet malt base encapsulated in single tone of biting hop. Took me awhile to finish this critter on such a hot day. Swimming in the neighbors pond did help it go down. Nose is well present as are the wavy legs. My brain hurts.
SanfordBrewer (1369) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice rich amber, and even a hint of chocolate malts. hops are leafy and almost balance the sweetness.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red-orange pour with a light tan head. Cereal aroma with notes of coconut and sun tan lotion (maybe some aloe?). Cough syrup flavor with lots of sweet cereal. Some bitterness comes through in the finish. Not a good beer.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: 8/21/2010 Source:Maniac Caramel graininess with spicy hop aroma. Clear amber golden with small white head. Big spicy hop presence. An American dopplebock of sorts. Finish is moderately sweet with robust bitterness.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Clear orang yellow with thin white head. Aroma is big and sweet, with floral hops. Flavor changes it up a little with some huge citrus for this Boom shakaLAGER (i love that name) and some more floral notes in the middle, ending bitter biting and boozy. Its lightly to medium sweet the whole way through. I’m drinking, I’m digging!
kbutler1 (1324) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with a slight head. Clean aroma with some malt notes. Weird hoppy malty flavor that doesn’t really jive well with me. Fruit like taste with almost notes of pineapple. Lingering bitterness in the end. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Overall a beer that I would not jump at again.