DialSquare (2210) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Liquor Loft. Deep brown pour with a thin but sturdy tan head. Aroma is earthy, brown sugar, chocolate, pine and lots of oak. Tastes are a smooth malty mix of dark fruit, wood, caramel and vanilla. A little warmth in the finish, but covers alcohol well. Leaves a woody gin-like aftertaste. It’s good -- though terrapin is starting to lose me a bit with all of these side projects and one-offs...
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber from Spirits Rt 166. Poured a thick deep red/brown body with a big sticky beige head that leaves lace all down my Cape May Brewing pint glass. Aroma is loaded with sweet malt notes, vanilla, toffee, light wood, hint of alcohol, molasses, touch of dry French toast with syrup. Full body that is almost chewy, average to slightly strong carbonation, a dry finish with some decent warming on your throat. Flavor starts off dry and woody, sweetness kicks in midway with big vanilla toffe and molasses, dry bread crusts wood on the end with a lingering aftertaste. Really nice.
Cybercat (2910) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Comes out of the tap an opaque, slightly reddish sable with a thick, light golden tan head. Strong aroma is malty and yeasty and has a curious resin-like, almost varnish-like, overtone. Malty flavor has that same resin overtone plus hints of hops, wood and horehound. Smooth texture has good, firm body and a subtle fizz. Maybe this ale’s origin in another dimension (with voyeuristic intentions) is what gives it that odd taste.
radagast83 (4017) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split 22oz bottle with friend. Poured a mostly opaque brown color, lasting small off-white head. Aroma of mild wood oak, vanilla, aged sweet malts. Flavor is woody, with sweet malts. Enjoyable.
GTAEgeek (1023) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with reddish-orange hues and a medium, tan head. The aroma is oak, apples, toffee, floral and citrus hops, and hay. The flavor is sweet and a little sour. The palate is medium, sticky and syrupy. Overall, this is a well-hopped, flavorful and interesting.
dchmela (2539) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bomber. Dark brown pour with a thick off white head. Big oaky vanilla, slightly smoky and citrus hop aroma. Big body with light oak taste, big hop bite and touches of dark malts. Well balanced and tasty.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber, pretty fresh. The pour gives a dark and hazy, deep cherrywood amber body. A tall, dense head of pale khaki foam slowly deflates, pushing out to the edges. A thick wash of suds largely returns to the body, save for a few round, hard-drying spots. The nose is massively hopped and intensely boozy, showing sharp, resinous pine, with underlying notes of bronzed caramel and sugary toffee. Alcoholic heat burns the nose. Dark fruity notes of fig and raisin are also prominent. Flavors follow suit – sugary, boozy, warm, and intensely hoppy. Biting pine hops rip through sweet, sticky malts that border on imperial red ale and dark, boozy, brown strong ale concoction. The palate is weighty, laden with excessive sugars up front and showing astringent, alcoholic heat on the back end. Overall, it’s a kitchen sink type brew, seemingly loaded with whatever extra ingredients they had laying around. Could be much better.
sharkweek (99) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is not a bad Ale. It has a smokey oaky smell. The taste is also has a lot of oak in it. It has a nice feel as well. This beer is by no means bad, but it is missing something to make it exceptional. This is another fine job by Terrapin Brewing.
NachlamSie (2610) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber from Bruisin’. Pours brown with a small ring of a tan head. The aroma is mildly fruity with notes of cherry, sharp wood, anise, bubblegum. Smells pretty decent, tastes worse. There is a strong plastic flavor from start to finish, loads of anise, baking chocolate, dark fruit, raw oak flavor. The finish gets tough pretty quick with a compounding burning plastic thing. boo.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours hazy brown with awhite thin.head. aromas of peat oak some light smoke and lots of woodsy aromas. Flavor is slightly smoked and some slight bitterness. Body is medium full without any trace of booze. Finishes well