jimhilt (2636) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Hazy amber color. Nose is fruit, spice and malt. Flavor is sweet, spicy, hints of apple with a good hoppy backbone. Nice mild ale. High ABV is hidden. $10.45 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA. Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle at ChrisO’s Back in the UK tasting, 22nd May 2010. Gold-ish amber. Candy sugar sweetness but strong hops too. Strength is exceptionally well hidden. Palate is lovely and smooth, it coats the mouth. Very slightly sticky. Impressive stuff. Rosebud butternuts (2398) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured orange with a white head and some good lace. aroma was orange, caramel, and fruity. flavor was fruity, malt, and alcohol. r464 (2377) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
Deep amber color with no head at all. Faint aroma is floral. Very light and crisp with a slow, fading aftertaste that hints at the alcohol, though it is hidden. Very unique. redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2010
shared by Beerlando. Big nose, malty with bread notes and hoppy with pine and grass notes. Pours amber with a dense white head. Rich and creamy with caramel malt notes with hints of molasses with an earthy bitterness and resin flavor. Very nice beer and enjoyed reading the history on the bottle, great job!
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bomber courtesy of StFun - my birth date beer for my birthday! Pours cloudy orange with a one finger beige head that left really nice lacing. The nose is malt, citrus and light iced tea. The taste is fruit, toffee, citrus and some bittering hops on the finish. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer – thanks again Josh! popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Thanks to radfad2000. I was half-expecting this one to disappoint, but that was definitely not the case. Lots of caramel, bubblegum and hops. Sort of a light, butterscotch-y barleywine. Hops come through as pine resin, mostly. Good complexity to the malt. Perhaps a bit sticky but quite drinkable for a sweet 10+% abv beer. MaBeer1972 (2208) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Not sure how this can be considered a "mild" ale at 10%, but I suppose one can name their beer anything they want. This is a very chewy clear deep golden colored brew with good carbonation. Aroma and flavors are deep complex sweet malts, which are nicely held in check by the spicy hops. The heaviness does also mask the ABV too. Very smooth, especially for a heavy beer. Think "strong ale" with this one. fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
bottle pours brown with a medium off white head. Nose is full of bready malts and floral hops. Flavor is toasted and doughy malts with sweet honey and some earthy notes of wood or tobacco. SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 10, 2010
22oz bottle. Pours a copperish color with a frothy off white head. Nose is sweet, with caramel, some peanuts, a light alcohol note and some light spicy hop notes. Head recedes leaving light lacing, a firm ring and a light film. Palate is sticky, biting, a clean bitterness in the finish. Flavor is mostly hop notes with a spicy, resiny flavor to it and some light nutty hints and some sugary caramel notes.