philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Remarks 22 oz. Bottle Sampled Fresh.
4-$3.59.Mild lacy head.Clear rich dark mahogeny red color.Rich roasted floral hop malt mild nutmeg front.Dry sweet tangy crisp toasted toffee orange cinnamon body.Balanced cinnamon hop cocao hint end.
Remarks 22 oz. Bottle. $4.49. Sampled 12/21/2009 and 12/23/2009.
Thin lacy off white head.Clear pretty rich bright dark amber red color hazes brown with sediment dust.Toasted dark fruit mild hop aromatic front.Mellow sweet toasted malty black cherry plum fig mildly spice body.Crisp malty hop spice mild EtOH clean end. Aged fruity compared to fresh 2007 release, but still tasty. raphael (1254) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2008
fruity spicy aroma—plum pudding w; cinnamon & cloves, cherries, caramel. i enjoy the arom but grant its may be a litle simple for some. similar flavors, but not as totally sweet—cherry, a lttile prune, orange, a little smoke. ruddy amber color, just the barest haziness. tan head that comes on thick but fades soon, leaves some lacing. in the mouth has some fizz (from bottle) & a some weight. sweet finish.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2007
22. Pours opaque grainy dark brown, very very close to black. No real highlights. Even in a well-lit room, I suppose I am not honestly sure how I can tell it’s not quite black. Thick, sudsy, moussy tan head that falls quickly to a thick ring of foam. Dense, webby but scattered lace. Roasty, somewhat charred spicy nose. This burned thing is obviously a bit of a risk to face with brewing the S/H/V holiday beers. Medium, slightly chalky body, decent and active carb. Spicy, peppery mid-palate, with pie spices and roast and white pepper notes afoot. Sticky, clinging spice notes on the finish. Definitely one of the better efforts from LB, despite that burned note in the nose. BillKismet (4064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Stunning red-orange amber color with flushed auburn tinged topping. Easy malt aroma with some dusted malt ball, light spiciness and light fruity hopping. Crystal/caramel malt notes contribute complexity. The flavor has a similar profile to the aroma, with easy-going layers of malt complexity with notes of caramel and chocolate as well as light fruitiness and citrus in the hops and a pleasant un-defined spiciness hanging about. Restrained alcohol notes accentuate the flavors. One of the better winter ales available. Enniskillen (2055) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Deep amber with a cream colored head. Aroma is caramel, malt, cinnamon, citrus, Taste is light toffee, caramel, light alcohol, yeast.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Thin light chestnut and tawny body. Whitish thin foam head. Swirly and wispy. Nutmeg note. Creamy and thin in the finish, but overall tasty. bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Draft at Belmont Station. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Dark brown color with a lightly lacing beige/tan head. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Somehow the whole flavor thing turns into coffee. Lots of coffee. Maybe a bit of chocolate. Definitely roasted/toasted malt, but the coffee rules. Something like a strongly coffee brown ale? Good. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2008
In the bomber bottle from Seattle Bottleworks. Pours dark amber with a big off white head. The aroma has serious butterscotch and cake batter aromas. This has a plentiful bough of hop bitterness to the taste. Good and orange-chocolate maltiness to boot. Tastes a lot like a raisin rum cake in fact. A good one to try each year, this aged well since it was made likely last fall and consumed in the following August. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Aroma of toast, light roast, chocolate, earth, and a touch of spice. Pours a dark orange amber color with a nice foamy head. The flavors has aspects of caramel, toast, roast, chocolate, some earthy bitterness and some moderate sweetness. The finish is somewhat earthy and dry. Ratman197 (14838) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Bomber poured a clear tarnished copper with a small lingering amber head. Aromnas of carmel, cocoa, light toffee and hints of fruittiness and spiuce. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, bakers cocoa, light toffee and hints of fruittiness and spiuce with a smooth lightly dry lightly bitter cocoa finish.