DiarmaidBHK (4924) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle from Sam’s Quick Shop. Pours brown with a thin khaki head that leaves no lacing. big ginger notes on the nose. It’s a bit cloying on the tongue. finish lingers a bit. Not the best effort from Olde Hickory mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Great aroma of floral and spices with an active orange pour, balanced spice taste and small warming mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Pint at Tylers Apex. Ok aroma, sweet. Toffee, minor spice, clean brownish orange color, no head or lace. Sweet flavor. Light body, oily creamy mouthfeel sweet, spiced finish. Meh, not very exciting. Aroma is weak. Flavor marginally better, just not grabbing my attention. DialSquare (5032) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
From draft sampler at the tap house. amber pour. honey, ginger, bready, light spices. kinda flat and bland. - 5.2 maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy very dark amber color with almost no head. Very spicy in the nose. Spice comes through in the taste, too. But it’s not really a style I’m a fan of.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2012 Originally reviewed: 1/1/11. Cracked this bottle with a buddy on New Year’s Eve. Poured my allotment into a pint glass. Pours a ruby red with about an inch of off-white head. The nose is full of cinnamon, nutmeg, some toasted sugar, and floral tones.
The mouth is a little flat and tame. Could use a bit more zip. The flavors start out with some sweet honey, sugary sweetness with a wash of cinnamon and vanilla on the finish. This could have been a bit more bold in flavor, but it was decent nonetheless. I’d have this again, but it’s not one of OHB’s best. Drinkable still. HopTsing (575) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
From the bottle poured amber brew with a light brown head. Aromas of malt, malt, and more malt. Flavors of malt with a bit of hop sting on the light side. Medium bodied and boring. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Amber with pretty foamy light tan head. First sniff says fresh and soapy. Further sniffing reminds me more of play doh. Tastes sweet. Bit of a tingle on the tongue. Lingering sweet finish. (Might be a bit past it’s peak.) Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bomber, best by May 2012. The pour yields a clear, dark, red-orange amber body with a short, fading, cream colored head. While settling to a thin surface ring, the head leaves little trails of rounded lace flares behind. The nose is massively spiced, showing candied ginger, cinnamon stick, lavender, and orange rind all and over a base of amber rock sugar, orange blossom honey, and baking bread dough. I can’t tell if it smells more like a sweet glazed cake or a fancy soap. I suppose it’s got a bit of both. Flavors are just as sweet as the nose lets on, as honey and peppery, wintery mulling spices dominate. Soapy lavender and cinnamon are prominent. Candied citrus peel lends a bit of a bittersweet bite. There’s a bit of a tea-like feel to this as well. I almost feel like it should be warmed up and sipped slowly by the fire. The palate is lacking in liveliness, with a dull, syrupy texture. Ugh...spice bomb and honey...no thanks. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2012
22oz bottle courtesy of wilkie. Lightly hazed dark amber body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, ginger, light honey, cranberry. Taste is medium sweet, ginger, bread, some caramel.