yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Been a while since I had this, seemed to be shied away from this for a long time. Better than I remembered. A bit bitter on the finish, pine, some sweet malt but still a slight odd yeast character for me. BillKismet (4103) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Rubescent and brassy body with an extra poofy and foamy caramel head. Zesty, earthy, mildly floral nose with some soapy esters mixed with sweet caramel. Fruity and luscious, viscous body. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel punctuated by candi sugar. A tad cough syrupy on the aftertaste. arone12 (932) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Pours a brownish color. Taste is pretty hoppy but not too great. Drank while cleaning the car! rocbyter (2143) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Moderate malt and hop aroma. Hazy brown and red color with a medium tan head. Sweet beginning with a dry bitter finish. rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
On tap in Cole’s Buffalo. Poured clear and dark with thick white head, pine hop aroma. Tastes hoppy with a bit of a nuttty taste also.
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle shared by Matt - another terrible label design by Middle Ages tricked me into expecting the worst. I guess I was pleasantly surprised. Nose is soapy and pine hops. Huge caramel toffee. Raisins. Very dry, pine resins but not that bitter. Touch oxidation. Burnt sugar. Not bad. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Pours a ruby color color with a huge tan head...nice lacing and retention. Smells like turkey hill raspberry iced tea. Tastes much the same with a hint of caramel malt. Finish is like unsweetened tea. This is a horrendous beer. bhensonb (15612) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Bomber from Half Time. Pours dark ruddy amber with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Aroma of roast caramel. Flavor is floral/fruit with caramel and then some arguably citrus rind bitter. It’s not NW bitter, but the hops are all over the malt. It’s a pretty good drink. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
On tap at the Chapter House in Ithaca last weekend.
Pours a tawny color with a single-finger tan head and a good bit of lacing as it goes down. Thin collar throughout. The nose carries a good amount of brown sugar plus a nice bit of citrus. Smelling this, I thought this was an ESB. Maybe so, just a very strong one. Probably more properly classified as an English Strong Ale. Flavor brings a slight bit of diacetyl and some malty sweetness. Moderate fruitiness. The hops really don’t come through until the finish, which is fairly bitter. Classic ESB-type profile. Really well done.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-04-2011 fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle from New Beer Distributors, NY
Beautiful dark mahogany color; generous creamy head; sticky lace. The aroma is perfumy, with caramel, creamy, not much hoppy, maybe soapy, a noble touch of yeast. Medium body strength; dark caramel flavor, spicy (pepper); reasonable bitterness, a bit dusty and with a very light soap impression. Quite strong final bitterness. No hop qualities. Unimpressive, somehow boring.