joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2008
thanks to all at mcbackus throwdown. nice flavors of caramelized sugar vanilla and a slight amount of citrus flavor hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Bottle... Backus’s Backdoor Bash ‘08... Clear, deep amber ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, khaki head. Good retention. Earthy, toffee and caramel nose. Medium to full-bodied with a nice, silky mouthfeel and nearly-expired carbonation. Not much going on, flavor-wise. A layer of sweetness teases my tongue, but doesn’t really deliver on the promise of full, malty flavor. Finishes mildly sweet and lightly bitter. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Tasting at mcbackus 10/19. Dark amber pour. Tan head. Aroma is yeast, spices, hops, and some bread. Flavor is pretty good. I get some bread, yeast, sweetness and a hint of the alcohol. I liked it pretty well. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2008
From a 22 ounce bottle--Poured a deep amber-mahogany body with a creamy beige head. Creamy, hoppy, sweet, nutty, bready nose. Light toasty crisp hops presence. Toffee, vanilla, citrus finish. Very tasty! after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2008
22. Dark mahogany with a thick, creamy tan head that falls quickly away to a little float of sudsy film and a thick web of lace around the glass. Somewhat sour, sweaty aroma with dark sugars afloat.. Medium body with some present carb. Lots of brown bread, black bread, leaves, and caramel on the mid-palate. Some booze bites near the finish, along with some spicy hops. Not quite as good as I remembered it...not unpleasant, but rawer and rougher.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2008
amber color shines through the fire light at the über tavern in Seattle. Faint white head with a pine and citrus aroma. Lightluly sweet toasted malts are quickly overwhelmed by a strong hop finish AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Garnet color with a light tan head. Toffee sweet malt smell. Light - medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Smooth texture. Nicely balanced taste of sweet toffee, bitter coffee. Finishes with a medium bitter alcohol tang.
A pretty tasty winter time brew from the great northwest.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2007
22 oz bottle - ruby brown with off white head; strong and thick malt aromas mixed in with spices and hops; rich and smooth texture that’s not too spicy and comes to a clean finish; decent scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2007
rich black core, brown around the edges, fluffy full head that fell to a film and left nice lacing. warm attic dusty sugary aroma. rich molasses sweetness, very satisfying. floral hop finish cleans the palate for the next sip. asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2007
On tap at Winter Beer Festival. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a nice off-white head on top. Aroma is full of malt with hints of hops and spices. Flavor is rich in both hops and malt. Mostly a spicy yet sweet caramel flavor commands the tongue, not overly sweet though. Pretty easy on the palate with no hints of alcohol. Lacking a little bit on body.