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 (3638) - 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 (1849) - 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 (2691) - 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 (1819) - 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 (3249) - 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
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bomber from the Binny’s in Orland Park, IL: It pours a somewhat hazed brownish amber body with loads of bubbles and a dense, fizzy light tan head. It’s a bit light scented, but carries an aroma of rich caramel, spices, dark dried dates, and brown sugar. The flavor flattens out a bit, having just the caramel and light spices with a faint fruitiness at the finish. Okay.