UXO (1000) - CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear amber, short light tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: molasses, dark fruit, caramel/toffee, mild nutty, light chocolate. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, mild bitter, mild tart. (7/10) Medium body, lively to moderate carbonation, drying lightly astringent warming finish. (3/5)
A cool enough October day to justify something a little darker - there was, after all, frost on the windshield for hockey practice at six this morning! Not a bad version of the style, although both the head and the body are somewhat less than indicated in the guidelines. Pretty similar to Celebrator, actually, if slightly lighter - so I’m guessing the name similarity isn’t accidental... However, it manages to pull off a higher ABV despite the lighter flavour, so kudos for that. It doesn’t really improve by warming, though, so unless warm watery molasses is your thing, don’t take too much time with this one. (13/20)
maley1 (909) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber with red tinge pour and frothy light tan head. Aroma of toffee, roasted malts, fresh baked bread and slight nuttiness. Taste of malts, toffee, bread dough, yeast, slight hazelnut and a touch of caramel. Full bodied, medium carbonation, slight hops on the finish. Beautifully balanced beer, a pleasure to drink!
Ratman197 (11760) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of caramel, graininess and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and light fruitiness with a smooth lingering earthy finish.
RCx240 (141) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, dark, coppery brown, with a small, frothy tan head. Very little retention. Aroma of whole wheat bread, caramel, yeast. Taste is sweet, earthy, hints of roasted oats and molasses. Full bodied, with a thick, oily texture. Carbonation virtually non-existant. Finishes with a lingering sweetness and oily texture. Good brew.
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is roasty Munich malts, caramel, fig, and light yeast. Taste is roasty malts rich with a well balanced bitterness. Not too complex but interesting enough. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.
AncreSteam (13) - - APR 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours and looks like A&W Root Beer. Short lived cream coloured head. Major notes of hay on the nose. Medium to light mouth feel with low effervescence. More bitter than sweet.
It leaves a slightly bitter Sarsaparilla after taste. Also seems to cause a bit more gas like one of those ’light’ beers. A definite pass next time.
AleRider78 (328) - - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, poured a heavily carbonated foamy brownish head. A nice dark brown appearance. Aromas of strong roasted malts and caramel. Flavour is also of roasted malts, but with a touch of coffee and bitter sweetness, spices. Also a bit of dry fruits (plums, raisins). Alcohol is also noticeable in the aroma. Aftertaste is a bit bitter. Not bad.
GraffitiVandal (150) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
ENG: 650ml bottle from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, poured into the Teku glass. Dark red color with medium, tan head. Aromas of malts, roasted caramels. Tastes very sweety, like licorice candy, with roasted caramel and roasted malts on sides. Cereal finish and sweet caramel aftertaste. Medium carbonation and medium to high body. Overall very sweety, roasty and malty bock with cereal hints.
PL: Butelka 650ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do Teku. Barwa ciemno-czerwona, piana jasna, średnia. Aromaty słodowe, palone karmele. W smaku bardzo słodkie, trochę jak cukierki z lukrecją, z dodatkiem palonego karmelu i palonych słodów. Pod koniec zbożowe, w posmaku słodko karmelowe. Średnie nasycenie oraz średnie do wysokiego odczucie w ustach. Podsumowując bardzo słodki, palony i słodowy bock z nutami zbożowymi.
a_sully (346) - - APR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown body with a white head with hints of tan colouring. Aroma is grassy with hints of nuts.taste is sweet with hints of caramel and nuts and almost a hint of smoke.
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ametras (929) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Murky brown with reddish hues and a thin beige head. Flavors are bread, brown sugar, barley sugar, raisins, cherries and alcohol with nutty and spicy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.