wedgie9 (1937) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. Tasted from bomber bottle at Lush West Town. Pours clear amber orange with a thin white head that leaves a very thin collar. The nose is fairly non-descript with a hint of malts and spices peeking through. The flavors are mostly malt with some sweetness and a hint of bitterness. The body is medium plus with light carbonation and a medium sweet and malty finish.
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper with light, beige, head / Sweet nose of spun sugar and malt / Medium body, malty and sweet, cloying, very low carbonation and hopping / Flavors of spun sugar and cooked fruit / Not true to the style, and ignoring that, not a very good beer.
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is deep hazy copper with a subtle off white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass. Aroma is dried sour cherries and malt and wood. Taste is sugary malt and wood with some carmel as well. Palate is slick and sticky with minimal carbonation and finishes dry.
rubbishystuff (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A rather potent and heavy version of an Oktoberfest. Very nice but nothing you would throw back a lot of. Serving: Bottle
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint pour @ Fountainheads. Dark orange with an off beige head and lace. Taste is caramel, toasty malt, slightly citric. The bitterness develops nicely. Finish is lingering and decent. Overall not bad.
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was decent but a bit underwhelming in taste. Poured a light orange like color. Some roasted malt and hops.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours deep golden with a creamy beige head. Aroma of honey, and caramel, sweet malts, toffee and candyish. Toasted bread and a bit cookie like. Flavor is very sweet, a bit of oak and a lot of honey, so sweet and candy like. Finishes a bit on the bland grainy side, and a creamy toffee richness. Medium to full body and a soft carbonation. I actually like the idea of an oak aged oktoberfest, it is just too sweet and a bit cloying to be elite for the style.
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark orange color with a small tan head. Aroma of bready malts and a little caramel. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, pretty drinkable. Good.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange color, small off white head, some lace. nose is malty, caramely, yeasty, touch of dry fruit. i found the flavor a bit unbalanced with some notes of bitter fruit. medium bodied, dry finish. a little muddled to my palate, but inoffensive.
Narnad (1462) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep copper color with a light red hue. Modest white head that fades down fast. Aroma has a mild caramel, light grainy sweetness, very light smoke/woodiness but it reminds me more of a very heavy toasted maltiness. Hop presence, even though the label says 22.6 IBU, is pretty subdued mainly due to the heavy toasted malt presence. Flavor has an early hop spiciness but this quickly fades to a slight soured malt middle with some apple and grainy sweetness ending with a good toasted malt presence. Body is pretty hefty for the style but the carbonation is pretty low lending a slight oily texture. Overall a decent Oktoberfest but not stylistically true. A bit strong in the malt and hops flavors than what you tend to see in the style. Balance favors the malt tones as they come a bit more prominent in the sweetness. Woodiness in this, as with their other foudres brew, is very subdue and almost non-existent.