WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bomber from K&B Wine Cellar. Damn its nice to see this beer and abita bombers in San Diego. This porus reddish amber with a puffy tan head. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is malty with celar candied feelings and some muddled fruit. This isn’t so great for the style but its drinkable and not all that bad. wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bomber...I always like it when a brewer of average beers goes for something interesting. This Belgian did not disappoint. The aroma was powerful, almost too much. Poured a cloudy dark color. Not much head. Major flavor of banana and citrus fruit rind, probably orange. More tart than I generally like, though. First few sips were quite good, then it became a little one-dimensional. Still, not bad. I would get it again. Nice artwork on bottle also. SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Murky deep amber color that easily puts up a frothy off-white head that falls to a persistent foam scum. Makes a quickly falling lace on the glass.
Fruity with thin malt aroma.
The flavor is a mix of sweetness and a touch of sour bitterness. Somewhat strange, and hard to describe.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle. Purchased at Sams Quik Shop in Durham. Deep Amber color, clear, with semi-creamy off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit, sweet, caramel, raisin, peach, plum. Flavor is similar, bit of clove in finish, dark fruits, touch of alcohol in finish. Probably the best beer I have had from Abita. Not as spicy as some of the Belgian varieties, and the yeast is there, but it doesn’t seem to drive the aroma and flavor. Still, I think this beer is a little better than folks are rating it. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep, lively, thick ruby mahogany with a nice head of beige. Aroma is veggie oatmeal cookie with raisins; really unusual scent. Flavor follows suit but adds a bit of smoky licorice in the mix. Lingering and bitter flavor of vegetable plum. Slick mouthfeel that leaves a woody presence on the tongue. Not bad, but I can’t say I truly enjoyed this. Flavor is really unusual but not necessarily in a good way.
jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Deep copper color with a fine slight head and some lacing. Aromas of oatmeal cookie, yeast and chocolate drink. Really sweet, and lacking a certain yeasty punch that a dubbel ought to have. Sweetening, malty finish matches with a woodsy, earthy element that brings the beer full circle. The flavors are problematically out of balance. ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Clear garnet pour with a thin beige head. Doughy, sweet malts, and spicy aroma. Floral/ vinous notes, spice, and caramel wxman (1848) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 Pours a reddish amber with a decent antique lace head that coats the glass. Aroma is sweet malt, spices and tobacco. Taste is sweet malt again along with some citrus, caramel, licorice and a little hop bitterness. Pretty well balanced and tasty. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle from la bodega. Mahogeny brown with a fluffy white head. Alcohol and sweet fruit aroma and taste without much else going on. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2009
pretty sharp looking bomber picked up at papago...
rich hazy amber color with a gigantic soft pale beige head. there is a load of assorted lacing as well as a ’u’ shaped ring of foam.
big aroma of overly floral yeast with notes of buttery caramel, toasted nuts and a tart fruitiness similar to white verjus or grape water.
the palate is nearly sticky along with a substance and thickness of yeast. the flavor is rather meh... toasted nuts, lots of caramel, golden raisins, and dried herbs with a spicy alcohol laden finish.
mouth feel is thick with yeast and approaching sticky. medium bodied. 6/3/5/3/12/2.9