monsterc (13) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with some amber. Full bodied, chocolate notes. Quite good, but needs a little more spice.
jgb9348 (4294) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown coloured body with a two centimetre tall off-white head - like beige. Aroma of malt, toasted grain, basement, caramel and a light herbal note. Medium-bodied; Strong malt notes throughout with an emphasis on caramel and toffee, some lighter mushroomy and meaty flavours and some subdued grain and yeast tastes. Aftertaste shows a nice caramel and toffee flavour with a lot of grain and some lighter yeast and alcohol. Overall, a very nice beer with a lot of malt and some good toffee and sugars at the back end. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased a few minutes ago at Made in Oregon in Portland, Oregon (PDX Terminal D) on 06-December-2013 sampled a few minutes later in my hotel room here in Portland on 06-December-2013.
douglas88 (5171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Albertsons. Pours a clear brown color with a small beige head. A sweet malty nose, toffee and toasted malts. The flavor is super nutty, dry toasted malts, more toffee a bit of fruit. Pretty tasty and simple. A bit of chocolate.
stevoj (1351) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice winter beer tat could use a little more thickness or viscosity. Overall seems to come off a little watery. Aroma and taste are right, dried fruit, spice, molasses and dark malt, but the body is very light. No hint of the high ABV either, but warming nonetheless.
WheatKing (997) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep copper with small beige head. Nose of caramel, light chocolate. Flavour is caramel, a bit of chocolate, quite sweet, dusty, no fruity esters I could pick up, no alcohol though. Very simple old ale.
reebtogi (3716) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours black in color with a small beige head that dissipates quickly leaving some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is light chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with an earthy hop bitterness. Medium body with light carbonation. A decent brew, but a little bit of a sourness came through as well, thinking this may have been going bad.
jkwalking05 (3070) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Amber brown with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of bread dough, leaves, light maple and malt. Taste is of malt, caramel, light spicy hop notes, and bread.
Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, tobacco, graininess, toasted malt and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, light fruittiness and light earthiness with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
Hanuta06 (241) - Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More.
Aroma: moderately sweet, grainy aroma--like pumpernickel bread.
Appearance: very small, rocky, light-brown, initial head with fully diminishing longevity and good lacing. Dark-brown/black body.
Taste: moderately sweet initial taste and lightly bitter finish with lightly acidic, roasted malt aftertaste. Long duration.
Palate: medium-bodied with slightly dry texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: very good. The sweet initial flavor offset the lightly bitter finish very well.
bcBelgianbrew (69) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent hops for a bitter flavour. Mouth feel goes from dry to wet. Head fully diminishes after a dark amber pour. Enjoyed on tap at a local pub in Chilliwack, BC called "District".
thegreenrooster (2982) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma is a nice malty molasses with some brown sugar and caramel. Flavor is a nice roasted malt with a nice roasted nut. I also get more brown sugar and maybe a little bit of coffee. Finish has some earthy qualities. A decent beer a bit on the heavy side.