Scopey (15471) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
On tap at the Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC. It pours dark reddish brown with a thin tan head. The nose is Christmas pudding, pine, dark fruits, currants, rum, date and cherry. The taste is cherry, date, fig, raisin, dark chocolate, caramel, charcoal, toffee and alcohol warmth, with a long dry-bitter finish. It has a sticky mouth-feel and is well balanced, making it an enjoyable American Strong. djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Bomber. Pours a dark cloudy amber with a medium creamy light tan head that lasts awhile leaving good sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma is pine, citrus, and light malt. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter hops with caramel and pine. Alcohol present but not too overpowering, a good American strong ale from Stone. Ratman197 (15216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of orange, tangerine, melon, tropical fruit, light carmel and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pine, pink grapefruit, orange, light tropical fruit and light tangerine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish. gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, alcohol, grapefruit, caramel. Flavour is grapefruit, fruit, malt, alcohol, caramel, hop. full body. Nice beer. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2010
Bottle at home - Thanks to Joergen. Clear red/brown - white head. Roasted, berries, bisquit, nice hoppy, vineous, caramel, ryebread, piney, grassy, resin, toasted. Lovely.
DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 20, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 [9/5/09] Bottle sample during LCRBM at Kulminator in Antwerp. Clear dep reddish-brown. Aroma of floral, citrusy and piney hops. Flavor starts a bit sweet with some slightly cookie-ish malt, and contiues bitter and resinous. Medium-full body. Tmoney99 (14860) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Bottle shared by Danny at the Party source.
Poured reddish brown color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy malt and earthy hop aroma. Moderate to full body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy biiter sweet flavor to medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
My expectations where met with a complex beer and may become a standout with a year.
Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin dark moka head. Nice aroma of hops, licorice, soy sauce, herbal and complex. In mouth, burned caramel malt with soy sauce, loads of c-hops, toffee, light coffee grains and super warming alcohol. Rich, onctuous, and challenging. Bottle from Probstk, thanks Karl. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2009 10/31/09, 22oz bottle. Hazy cola-brown body topped by small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, caramel/chocolate, some grapefruit, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, chocolate, grapefruit, some caramel, alcohol. Sticky medium-full body, light resin. 7/3/8/4/15
9/26/09, 22oz bottle. Hazy dark red-brown body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some spice. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, chocolate, some caramel, grapefruit. Medium-full body, light acidity, fairly smooth. 7/3/8/4/15 Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2009
22 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a deep dark cranberry red color, clear, with a medium tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is hugely hoppy with resin, pine and peppery notes. Taste is big, bitter citrus hops with some spicy, leafy hops notes also. Big malty notes also with toffee, honey, and faint tropical, berry and dark fruit notes. Light boozy alcohol notes. Full bodied and the bitterness really lingers on the palate in a nice way.