SanfordBrewer (1390) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
opaque dark mahogany with a creamy tan head. velvety full body with an assertive astringency and medium carbonation.
aroma: dusty roasted malt, sweet flowers, yeasty dough, and minerally honey.
taste: chocolaty malt, honey, flowers, mint, hay or chamomile.
I think I like the Jasmine, but not the Calendula, as itís too minty and hay-like for my tastes.
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Very dark brown in color. Cocoa colored head. Earthy hop nose mixes with sticky molasses undertones. Sweet flavor includes chocolate, anise, mild vanilla, a little coffee and some alcohol too. Fair mouthfeel. Pretty good overall. Tasting notes from 2/2014.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours near black with tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, coffee, and some grassy notes. Flavors of chocolate, light coffee, roast, and a bit of herbal note. Average at best.
Chudwick (1964) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber (2013) into shaker - itís like I went down Cooperís Hill and all the dandelions, grass, random flowers and plants got blasted in my mouth. Grassy bitterness and not very porter like on the front end. The finish, on the other end, is porterific. Slight sweet/honey aftertaste. Interesting, but not the accents I look for in a porter.
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ The Charlottesville Tasting. Thanks to whoever brought this along! The pourís deep brown with a small tan head. Mellow roasted vanilla. Roasted ashy malts. A bit of coffee, dirt. The taste is pretty roasty. Loads of tobacco. Dry coffee, cocoa powder. Burnt apple skin. Pretty dry on the finish. Medium body, active carbonation. Overall, solid.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Beer Run shared at the April 5, 2014 Charlottesville tasting. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of strong honey and floral notes, chocolate, roast, nutty notes. The taste is roasted malts, nuts, honey, bitter floral notes. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slight booze.
Niksko (305) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with ruby highlights and some velvety beige head. Nose is caramel, honey, coffee, milk chocolate. Flavor is sweet caramel, dark chocolate, honey, bourbon, coffee, plum. Smooth and sticky on the lips. Amazing.
circinus (197) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 65 cl from Systembolaget. Black with a thin head. Burnt, slightly flowery, slight licorice, malty, viola. Full body, low carbonation, slightly bitter finish.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with my wife & my friend Yo. Served in a snifter. Really interesting nose of flowers in bloom & chocolate. Medium bodied with a creamy smooth mouthfeel. The taste is pretty good, creamy rich chocolate, flowers jasmine & I guess calendula, some honey. Good but subtle, minor roast notes. A solid beer but I am not sure if it is worth the 15$ price tag in Japan.
beer-yum (436) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 An excellent collaborative beer that is greater than the sum of itís parts. Laid-back aroma doesnít give a hint of its full bodied and balanced taste and both only get better as it warms up.