topherh (1919) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber pours a dark red with a two finger beige head. big hoppy aroma with nice malt sweetness. Very well balanced beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mahogany body with a smooth khaki head. Big hop nose, citrus and sweet caramel. Strong hop flavor, fresh and crisp with a good sweetness to counter it. Now that this beer is in 6 packs this will be a staple and the 7% ABV is a nice added bonus.
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz from Bevmo...$3.49. Pours a clear redish amber color with a adequate head. Nice balance of hops and malt flavors. Very smoov!
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great brew, nice garnet color, small head, decent lacing. Hopped nicly, with plenty of malt.Some citrus flavors. alcohol is well hidden. finishes on the sweet side, great, great brew!
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
good ale, strong in hops, good head that looks like a brain, good bitter kick
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, dark reddish brown. Frothy light tan head. Nice aroma, laid back hops, sweet brown sugar,
Sweet sugary hop taste, some roasty caramel, sweet butter, orange chocolates. Pretty good overall. Average mix of flavors.
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good, bitter ale. Strong flavor of hops, great head. Better than expected. The beer leaves a delicious after taste. Will use all taste buds.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
650 bomber, split with VeloVampire - pours dark reddish brown/amber, with an extremely foamy, rocky, crater ridden head. Awesome. Floaty yeast chunks in the glass. The mountainous head retains it’s shape through almost the entire glass, leaving excellent lacing as well. Beautiful looking beer. Aroma is a huge dose of piney/grapefruity west-coast hops against a light malt background. Really nice, but fairly typical US beer aroma. Flavour however is a surprise, and a knockout one. Very complex. Starts with piney hops, followed by notes of chocolate, some caramel, nutty malt, yeast/bread, followed by a lingering bitter finish. Amazing, and totally unique. Very smooth and full in the mouth. Incredibly well balanced. I loved this beer.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
650 ml bottle, shared with StompBrockmore - dark amber in the glass with suspended yeast chunks and a beautiful brownish rocky head that lasted for a long time, and was almost reminiscent of a Belgian ale. Aroma big fruity hops, and lots of malt. Flavours nutty, yeasty, chocolatey and of course HOPS.....and.....MALT! Full-bodied with a smooth malty finish. Really a combination of a few styles that works really, really well - Scotch ale, brown ale, and American IPA, all coming together to create a unique and utterly delicious brew that defies categorization. This one’s the real deal - get it!
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper with a large head. Good lacing. Head turns rocky as it slowly dissipates.
Aroma - grapefruit, pine and caramel.
Flavor brings out the caramel, fairly balanced. Medium body. Oily and slightly sticky texture. Astringent finish