Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber red with a stingy off white head. Fresh aroma: caramel, bread, nuts, grassy hops, dough, some leather, nice. Taste eventually balances out. Sweet malt and bitter then sour/umami. Medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, bitter. My favorite offering from this crew.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from cwsample. Red pour with a big off-white head. Aroma is lots of citrus, caramel, and a little floral. Taste is toasted bread, brown sugar, grain, and a little fruitiness in the finish.
UncleKorm (1174) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear red hue w/ large cream tan head and nice lacing. Bold malty aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of moderate duration. Tastes are rye, caramel, brown sugar, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange, and hay. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel.
lightbias (436) - USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An aromatic cap crackiní went along with my first experience here, and although I certainly wasnít overwhelmed by the fragrance, it wasnít too bad. Hugely grapefruit, but I am finding some sweet fruits behind that aroma; apricot, that flowery mango. The first sip was tiny, and just gave a hint of hibiscus, but the caramel was a huge backdrop for it. I am finding no mint at all in the flavor, but as the brew warms, I am finding a touch of it in the aroma.
The amber liquid is capped at first by a thick head, but this gently recedes, and quite slowly, over the course of the first half of the snifter. The aroma is getting larger as the brew warms, and is becoming the one I expected when I opened the bottle. Nice.
I must admit that my first experience with the taste left me sad...a bit of a biter for me, and for what I expected to be a mellow experience on my taste buds, too bitter. However. The longer I taste, the more I let flow past my tongue, the warmer and more laid back it gets. Itís not the ABV by a stretch, as Iím only through half the glass. Itís only that my tasters adjusted and I let the brew warm a bit. Much more well rounded now through a half glass.
The full body is nicely carbonated, carrying those flavors and aromas through in a medium perfectly adjusted for the task. Nice finish, although slightly long and slick, but the whole of the experience has been much more pleasant than expected from the first couple of minutes.
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
great nose on this one with a beautiful taste to follow...very nice malt hop blend.....
Cavie (4195) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish orange color with a light head. Aroma is hoppy sweet, Caramel and grains. Flavor is dry hops with big sweet notes. Caramel dry malts. Finishes dry.
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dfinney23 (2576) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear garnet with a big foamy head that leaves lovely lacing. Caramel and brown sugar wonderfully balanced with pine resin and grapefruit.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber, thanks EW2014, amber pour, white head, nose is caramel, taste is bitter, dark fruit, vanilla, awesome.
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz Bomber. Tasted on 12/3/14. Bottle from Total Wine Lewisville, TX. The aroma had notes of light citrus, grapefruit & fresh hops. The taste was full in body with biscuit, citrus, good malt body & well balanced. Very easy to drink.
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dfearnley (1575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to goblet
Spruce, loads of resin, and flowers. Reddish amber thin freamy off white head. Taste is dark chocolate, spruce, hops.