mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2008
Bottle. Deep clear amber in color with an off white head. Roasty, yeasty and vanilla aroma. Chocolatety notes. Malty and wheaty flavor. Vanilla yeasty notes. Finish is bitter. Light bodied. Decent beer. DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Bottle. Clear, dark wood in color. Faint aroma of spices, yeast, and orange. Flavors blend bread, lemon, and a bit of Belgian-style spices. Maybe a bit of grape. Not overwhelming, not bad. Very drinkable. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Poured a clear brown amber color with an off-white head. Notes of yeast, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla make up the aroma. Light wheaty flavor with chocolate notes. Dry mildly bitter finish. Light body. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2008
NachlamSie (3483) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2008
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Hoboken#1-pours a tan head and brown/copper color. Aroma is mild musty, fruit, faint spice. Taste is mild musty, fruit, faint spice. Easy drinking.
Bomber. Really dark ruby/brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a bit metallic, slightly gummy, but has nice peat, faint fruity esters, earth, caramel. Flavor is pretty decent. It’s predictable up front, but has many weird nuances that make an interesting mesh. Hints of cinnamon, clove, licorice, ripe fruits. The way the more metallic aspects meld with the fruity esters is a little strange. However, it ends up being drinkable.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Rather metallic aroma. Behind the metal, some licorice and grape peel/seed. Surprisingly darker roasted flavor. Weird. I don’t love it. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Thanks to Emacgee for sending this one, shared at Paul’s Hoboken gathering. Brown in color with a small off white head. Aroma: caramel, light chocolate, wheat and spices. Taste is pretty interesting with the caramel and chocolate wheat character I associate with dunkels, with the spices and light tartness in wits. It’s a bit light bodied though, watery. Still interesting and enjoyable to try, thanks Ethan. jrob21 (3688) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Andrew shared this one while playing cards a while back. This one is more dunkel than white with is grainy aroma and wheat flavors. Pours brown with red hues. Red fruit flavors like cherry. Sort of flat and thin unfortunately. biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2008
On tap at Flying Saucer in Raleigh, with Chris. Very good brew, bold yet smooth flavor. Yerm. emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Poured a dark brown that allows some light. 2 finger creamy tan head. The nose is a bit grainy, lightly sweet, some alcohol evident, chocolate, a bit fruity. The flavor is grainy, a bit sweet, some chocolate, very light alcohol, a bit watery. Decent mouthfeel, satisfying carbonation, crisp, finish is initially sweet, some crispiness, and then grainy. Pretty good local NC brew.