boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured amber with a thick, off-white head, nice retention. Aroma of tootsie rolls, caramel and cocoa malt. Mild hop bitterness up front with balancing cocoa malts and a grainy, bread-like finish. Caramel candy sweetness at the end too.
Ratman197 (13080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of graininess, earthiness and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a watery finish. Flavors of earthiness, light graininess and light carmel with a smooth watery malty finish.
douglas88 (8324) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 2009 NABA. Pours a rich caramel color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is rich caramel and light hops. The flavor is similar; rich caramel malts, light sweet flavors, and a small hop finish. Very quaffable and nice.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wonder where the name comes from? Bomber - one of our campfire beers in the Hoh Rainforest. Pours clear copper with a pale orange head. Light body and medium carbonation. Lightly sweet caramel taste, dry finish. Refreshing after a long and soggy day of hiking, but nothing about this beer really stood out for me.
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a very clear red amber with an attractive rocky white head and good lacing. The aroma was caramel malts with some floral and pine hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is mostly malts but there are some hops there. Finish is lightly bitter. Good for an amber.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - APR 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a medium amber with a decent head. Aroma is actually of chocolate and hops. Powdered chocolate, but chocolate nevertheless. Strange, but cool. Flavor is malty on the roof of my mouth and only slightly hoppy elsewhere. There’s not much flavor other than the chocolatey malt. Mouthfeel is good, nice carbonation with the medium body. Overall, fair to good.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bottle - Pours reddish amber with a medium off white head...aroma is a little dirty metal, a little weak grain, toasty malt...flavour is nicely balanced rough grain and caramel malt...a little thin on the finish, but totally beat my expectations...very drinkable...
dwyerpg (5538) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A little bit of a caramel aroma. What a great surprise. This isn’t real malty, but no too hoppy either. It has a great light flavor, but enough caramel bite to it that it’s not at all boring. Great stuff. One of my favorites for the style.
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo: Slight stench in the aroma of dirty laundry and bland malt which I thought smelled similar to fat tire ale. The appearance is a hazy red color with a large pillow of foam. Flavor is boring and bland with only a minor tasting of caramelized malt.
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a small, off-white head over a hazy light amber body. Some lace. Aroma of light manure, light hops, grain, cereal, and caramel. Taste is caramel, lightly fruity with citrus hops, and toast. A bit fizzy and water like on the tongue.