shrubber85 (9646) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate caramel malt and hay aroma. Clear brown with moderate head. Mildly sweet chocolate toffee malt and lightly bitter hay flavor. Very nice.
jsquire (3987) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color with a foamy khaki colored head that left lots of sticky lace. Nice warm toasted malt nose with some earthy hop notes. Sweet beer with brown sugar, caramel, and some cinnamon toast. Light hop in the finish. Nice beer for an incredibly long winter.
Tmoney99 (12757) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy sweet malt and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. This beer met my expectations.
Patrickctenchi (5454) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear chestnut pour with a large, frothy head.
Cola, chocolate, caramel aroma.
Caramel, baked bread, chocolate malt taste.
Sweet, mild, herbal hops.
Light body, nice flavour.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany pour with a thick tan head.
Aroma is fruit and nut, light chocolate and toasted malt.
Flavour is nice medium balanced sweetness, toasted malt, cocoa, some nuttiness. Good herbal grassy hop keep is it refreshing. Very tasty.
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matt7215 (2276) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber shared by jeff. a really well done dark lager. id drink this stuff all the time if it was local and priced at session beer prices. pleasantly surprised, nice lager.
jgb9348 (5325) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice crisp deep copper and light brown coloured body with a definite ruby glow and a smallish one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted malt, tons of nuts, earth and a lot of malt bitterness. Medium-bodied; Rich toasted malt notes with the toffee, caramelised sugars and earth right behind. All with a touch of cherry and pit fruit flavours noticeable and a very light metallic twang near the end. Aftertaste shows a well rounded character of mostly caramel and toasted malt notes with a small bitterness and a sweet finish. Overall, a nice dunkles with a robust character and a rich toasted malt finish - well balanced and nice for the style! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in New York, New York (Bowery) on 25-April-2014 for US$6.99 sampled at home in Washington on 09-June-2014.
DrSilverworm (9517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Clear brown color. Thin off-white head. Leaves great, thicker lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Dark fruity aroma, some chocolate, toasty malts, lightly spicy. Good amount of earthy hops... Lightly piney hop. Satisfying amount of bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Good, easy drinking (hoppier) dunkel. Good one to pair with my dinner (left over wraps and sandwiches, grilled).
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light caramel with a creamy foam. Light malt and hop aroma. Mild malt flavors with a hop finish. Very nice. Not overly dark, easy drinking. Very enjoyable. Shame it?s a limited release.
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brownish amber color with a decent sized head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is malty, it’s got some light chocolate & some earthy almost green leafy notes, that are not unpleasant, but are sort of strange.
The flavor is enjoyable, it’s got a good expression of caramel & chocolate while keeping the sweetness within a manageable level. The hop character is that nice zippy noble hop signature that works well at playing second fiddle to the malt in a beer like this.
Refreshing and enjoyable, bout to crush this bomber like it ain’t a thang.