rondphoto (4059) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ Jungle Jims / Cincinnati OH --- bottled 12/01/15; Aroma of caramel malt and chocolate. Opaque dark mahogany brown color, rocky beige head that never drops below 2", big swaths of lace. Taste is crisp. clean malt that adds caramel and light chocolate in a medium carbonated swallow, followed by light hops that fade into more malt at the end. Won’t please hopheads, but a truly remarkable brew for malt lovers. Balanced, complex, delicious, light in the stomach, a real keeper.
ccex (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber dated 12.01.15 poured into pint mug. Has a dark mahogany color under a big frothy beige head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma has caramel and bready malts, chocolate, and floral hops. Taste is sweet at first, with a long bitter finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. One of the best amber ales I’ve tried. Next year this will be a no-brainer to try again if it’s again on sale the month after Valentine’s Day.
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Piny, grassy nose, caramel, chocolate. Pretty reddish-brown color, nice foamy had that goes to lace quickly. FLavor is mineral, resin, chocolate, caramel. Full body. Nice balance, very bitter finish. Nice drinking beer.
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Thanks to KL. Tropical fruity nose, full maltiness, citrus, pine, Light reddish/brown, and yes, a bit bloody. Balanced from the start, good resiny hoppiness emerges, pleasant lightly malty finish. Thin-medium body, tingly hops on tongue. Tastes more IPA-ish than amber. Very nice.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Deep burgundy brown-black body. Big, fluffy, steady, beige head. Respectable deep classic NW hop tones, some pine, grapefruit. Heavy deep specialty malts, more chocolate and roast than most examples, but the amber malt still shines through as well. Pretty optimum Amber, really well done.
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep mahogany color. Taste is licorice, pine, brown sugar, and Styrofoam. Nice beer for sure.
obguthr (5648) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pencil shavings, dried leaves, caramel, pine needle, grapefruit aroma, fairly strong, but a little stale. Clear ruby brown, medium tan head, good retention and glass adherence. Grapefruit, dried leaves, cherries, subtle hints of caramel. Medium body, easy carbonation.
Tstamba (735) - Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber to a pint. Blood orange color with ample off white head and lacing. Caramel, biscuit, floral and tropical notes. Taste follows. This beer was born in 2014, may be a little past its prime?
VastActiv (5670) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ginger Man, New York. Originally rated 20160212. Colour is clear reddish copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, dryness, fruits and malts.
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Busters. Slightly hazy reddish pour with a small head. Nose is balanced citrus fruits and malt character. Toasted town bread and carMel. Grapefruit and cantaloupe spread. Flavor is similar. Sweet with a lightly hot bitter finish. Chewy and substantial. A bit boozy. Solid.