Ratman197 (9942) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber 2011 vintage poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, ciutrus, light pine asnd light cardboard. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, nuts, light grapefruit and light cardboard with a smooth bitter lingering earthy finish. I’d like to try a fresh bottle, I can’t beleive Half Time sent me a year old bottle!
BeerandBlues2 (9760) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a large, creamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (bread, cookie, nutty), earthy and woody hops, dates, and wood notes. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry finish.
adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Black Bottle Fort Collins. Pours a dark orangish brown appearance with a brown head. Caramel, a bit nutty, toasty malty, somewhat earthy aroma. Moderately sweet, a touch smoky, burnt caramel malty, nutty flavor. Pretty tasty.
hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2010 Bottle… Clear, dirty orange ale with a huge, frothy, white head that diminishes to a small, tight, white cap that is in no hurry to go anywhere anytime soon. Strange, but enjoyable, aroma – tangerine, toasted nuts and milk chocolate. Medium-bodied and raspy with prickly carbonation. The flavor is all about milk chocolate, bitter orange peel and gentle, citric acidity. Finishes chocolaty and fairly bitter with a rumor of tartness. Definitely infected, but may God bless whatever bug is in here. Took a boring, used-up style and made it relevant.
Sammy (8719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Premiere. A sweet aroma. Enormous soapy head, lacey. Long bitter finish. In a word: nutty brown. Very drinkable Hops and malting is so balanced. Better than its rating in the sense that I would serve this regular to people if available down the street. Great for the style.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This rating is dedicated to Candice Alstrom, who really needs to re-evaluate who she is as a person. Served on cask at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, on 6/13/11. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, dark malts and earthy, citrus hops. The taste is citrus hops, chocolate and some roastiness. Medium bodied.
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a lovely dark brown with tan head. Nice lacing. Nose/taste of mixed nuts, burnt and roasted malt and some caramel notes. Some juicy citrus mixed in on the mouth feel. Finishes a bit dry. Medium body. Nice beer.
Benzai (8523) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle I brought @ ZZT III. Very nice red colored beer with a full sized ogg-white to beige head. Smell malts, dark malts, hops, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate. After a while some ash and some sweetness comes up. Taste malts, hops, caramel, lightly coffee, chocolate. Very nice beer. Medium carbo, medium body.
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
651mL thanks to nmann08. Pours a clear, raspberry ruby with a tan head leaving some big, sheety lace. Aroma is 100% acetaldehyde. Text book brewing flaw. All bruised, red apples and green apples. Taste is spicy, bitter, lemon, spice, some chocolate and roasted malt bitter. Watery mouthfeel.
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2010 Sample from a bottle shared by Brad at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week. The beer is a clear amber-orange color with a medium frothy off-white head that burns away quickly. Sticky rings of lacing. Aroma of toasted bread and caramel malt. Medium body with flavors of sweet toasted malt, milk chocolate and some fruit. The finish is sweet and malty, with a very light hops aftertaste. Just average overall.