shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, grainy, and earthy grassy hops. Flavor is caramel, astringent, has a slight odd funky kind of diacetyl flavor to it, and a bitter grassy finish.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled last year. A fairly good brew. Had a deep flavor and solid malts. Poured with a nice head and had a sweet aroma. Worth a try.
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Bottle Barn; Nose of caramel, vanilla, and banana; clear amber with a big, but short-lived straw head; flavor has banana, caramel malt, and light peppery spiciness. Finish is light bitterness.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Touch of DMS and roasted malt in the nose. Mildy caramelized and roasted palate with some soft hop flavors. Soft and milldy dms laden finish.
auto (163) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
an ok brew. has a red and white frog on the bottle. has some sweet brown sugar type flavor or somethin. not one of the best ambers ive had but its not bad. i think i taste some watermelon in dis shiet.
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Dark copper colored body with a dense light khaki head. The aroma is grapefruit with some caramel and shoe leather. The taste has some grapefruit and plums. There is a decent caramel balance with a slightly bitter finish. Pretty good for an amber.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with a deep red body topped by s medium thick, off-white head with lots of lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a note of caramel and fruit with an underlying bitter hop note, as well as a bit of sourness. Medium bodied and dry.
Nephilium (1692) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Faint caramel aroma, pours a dark ruby red with a dusting of white head. Slightly sweet tasting, with a mild bitter finish. Overall, very drinkable, but not something I’d go out of my way for.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colour with a small beige head. Malty, caramel sweet aroma with hoppy floral notes. Malty, light sweet flavor with a vague hoppy bitter note.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle purchased at Oakville Grocery in Napa Valley. Poured a clear dark orange-red color. Some lace was left behind at the end. Head was two fingers high and off white with pretty good retention. Smelled of subdued dark molasses with an occasional hint of black tea. Delicately sweet throughout with light malty molasses and a hint of carrot. I detected a detracting adhesive tape accent from time to time, but there was a pleasant lingering brown sugar note that made up for it. This is the second time I’ve tried this beer, and it was a bit better than I had anticipated based on my memory of the first time I tried it. It was pretty average overall.