kendog (16) - whittier, California, USA - AUG 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on draft at the 6740. Great full bodied beer, deer red almost brown. Very complex malt profile, a little smoky but not to much and of course lots of hops from Bear Republic. I have yet to try a beer from them I haven’t liked.
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep red color, tan head that left a nice lacing on my glass. Nice strong aroma, some caramel and I can smell the hops. Smooth flavor, not as hoppy as I expected, but nice malty and bitter taste with some wood and caramel notes followed by a bit of alcohol. Alcohol is more evident in the aftertaste, as well as some of the wood flavor. A good brew, something that I could enjoy every day.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown/red color,small tan head that had a nice long hangtime then faded to a small lace.Hoppy malty aroma with a little caramel hidden way in the back.Light malt upfront with a nice hop taste some grapefruit and a little bit of an alcohol bite towards the end of the tasting.Very nice brew and easy to drink,much easier then i was thinking it might be.Thanks got to Flipbrewer for this fine Bomber.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber-red with yeast sediment. Modest malt aroma. Flavor is malt up front with a nice hops finish.
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice, thank you alex. pours dark amber with a fat tan head on it. tastes very much like a scotch ale with some kick. smell is hoppy and malty and the taste is very similar. a very nice, rich brew that doesnt leave me disappointed in the least.
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2013 Dark amber. Nice full fruity and malty nose, very well developed and soft smelling, pleasent. Flavor is very mellow but full and complex, wood-aged almost. Really excellent.
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stuff is awesome! Caramel/molasses aroma and flavor with a very tasteful hop finish. After having, and loving, the Racer 5 IPA, this one confirms the talents of the BR brewmaster. Every sip is a delight. A bomber is the perfect size for this beer, because 12 oz. simply wouldn’t be enough.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JUL 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice thick large lasting head atop a bronze and red body. Aroma was hoppy and copper like. flavor had a bit of alcohol and creaminess with a slightly pleasing metal flavor
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, hoppiness over Redness. There is a good malt profile here, it’s just buried underneath a bunch of grass and perfume. Very drinkable by any standard but packed with flavor. The Scottish aspect of this may be stretched a bit thin, but I think the beer holds its own.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Toronado, 05.22.04 Big pine (amirillo?) hoppiness emanates from a thick, lasting, beige head. Cardboard maltiness at first, smooths out to a clean and cleansing hop middle/finish. Refreshing and easy to drink 7%er. A very popular beer everywhere I saw it on tap.