thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2010
(22oz bottle via trade with Josh) clear rich orange-brown with few bubbles. Nose of sweet caramel, mild alcohol, some fermented apples and cream. Taste of alcohol, sweet caramel, mild spices appear due to heat from the alcohol, cinnamon. A bit too grassy/spicy with a creamy, warming finish. thornecb (6152) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Pours light maple syrup into a snifter. Off-white head pancakes to mottle surface leaving slight lacing. Banana aromas. Thick with caramel syrup-soaked bananas flambe upfront turning bitter chocolate in the lasting finish. Alcohol well hidden. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
22oz Bomber – Trade - jleblancjkwood04 (5472) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Dark orange in color, thin head. Good malt flavor lots of spices and fruit flavors. This was easy drinking and tasty.
22oz bottle. Not poured so can’t comment on appearance. Had an earthy/floral aroma. The label says there are a lot of hops, but the hops flavor definitely isn’t as strong as an IPA. Full bodied, smooth finish. Very unique beer. mar (5456) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdye11. poured a deep copper with a cream head. slightly tart, dried fruits, and malts. nice palate, thick bready malts, sweet fruits, and a great finish.
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
A: pours a beautiful, bright orange apricot with some gold highlights shimmering throughout. Nice billowing white head that leaves behind plenty of lacing.
S: quite sweet with aromas of aprico and citrus. Some leafy English hops make their way in, although the sweetness is a bit one dimensional.
T: everything comes together a little bit better here with some beautiful malt swewetness that brings its own caramel, bready complexity. The fruitiness of this beer is quite stunning, with over-ripe apricots being the most forward of the fruits. A good amount of bitterness prevents the beer from being too cloying.
M: medium bodied and quite creamy. There isn’t much of even a trace of alcohol. The only thing holding this back is that the overall body was quite thin for a beer with such powerful flavors.
D: very nice. Great flavors going all around. A fantastic recreation.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-07-2010 nickd717 (4997) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Bomber via in-person trade on DLD from BelgianPrincess on BA. A 10.5% ABV Mild Ale? I didn’t think that was possible, but I’ll go with it.
Pours a slightly cloudy reddish-amber with a nice lasting off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma is fairly muted but good. Sweet caramel malt, toast, and light fruits.
Flavor is very good and just a little sweet. Caramel malt, toffee, brown sugar, and even a little smoke.
Smooth on the palate with medium-full body.
Solid beer overall. Drinkable as hell for the ABV. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, light banana, slight bubblegum, and a hint of caramel. Poured copper/amber in color with a medium to large-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, banana, slight alcohol, smoke, bamburg wood, hops, and some caramel. Medium body. Smooth, slick, overly-drinkable texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, slight caramel, hops, and bamburg wood finish is a tiny bit dry. 10.5%ABV is very well hidden throughout, and barely noticeable. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2010
The nose is initially quite sweet with bubblegum, boiled sweets, caramel ,butterscotch, banana, ginger and alcohol all present in varying degrees. Clear deep golden/light copper coloured body is topped by two fingers of off white, fine bubbled head that recedes slowly to a partial cover with some lacing. Intensely sweet at first with plenty of round caramel, toffee and butterscotch notes to round it out followed by nutty almond flavour as the dark malts begin to appear and offer a roasted bitterness in the aftertaste. Alcohol is barely notable in the finish but for some mild warming. Medium body is somewhat slick in texture but offset by pleasant effervescence that keeps it lively despite its weight. Definitely a sipper and a nice beer for a damp and rainy late spring evening. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in May 2010. GRM (4240) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, savoured July 20 2012; eye: orange with a caramel hue, hazy, minuscule ring of head, slight lacing; nose: fruity, alcohol, caramel, malt; mouth: fruity, alcohol, malt, syrup, finale in alcohol, full body, not much carbonation, quite sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: too much alcohol
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, savourée le 20 juillet 2012; œil : orange avec une teinte caramel, voilée, minuscule anneau de mousse, très légère dentelle; nez : fruité, alcool, caramel, malt; bouche : fruité, alcool, malt, sirop, finale en alcool, corsée, peu carbonatée, très sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : trop d’alcool