misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Crazy Mountain. A fruity easy drinking pale, a little on the hoppy side which I prefered. Good session beer.
bhensonb (8997) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Corti Bros. Pours pure copper with a 3 finger creamy beige head. Aroma is roast malt with mixed hop. Full bodied. Foamy carb. Flavor is a little nutty with a lot of roast malt and a lot of hop. Hop? Well, earthy orange might fit. Iím not sure our cousins would call this an ESB, but they might. A bit malty for me, but there is enough hop bitter to get to bitter finish. Nice stuff.
Brouwerij (414) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a moderate copper with fine khaki head. Good retention and sheets of lacing. Aroma is hoppy, bitter, resinous, hint of malt, aroma is dominated by hops. Flavor is mildly hoppy, bitter, piney, fading into a malty, caramel, nutty finish. Pretty good balance of hop and malt. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture, this beer is almost creamy. Not a huge bitter fan but I enjoyed this one, was impressed with this brew. Hoppy, bitter, malty, smooth, refreshing, and an excellent value.
ajnepple (482) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Reddish copper appearance with a white head. The aroma and flavor is caramel malts, bitter earthy hops, light herbs and light citrus fruits. Light to medium body with a smooth soft feel and a bittersweet finish. Easy to drink, pretty tasty.
coreyc1221 (62) - USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly carmel aroma. Near black color, Tan vanishing head. Really carmel/vanilla taste at first then nutty after. I think the label perfectly fits the taste. Itís rough brown with a kick. Nice.Would eat with bacon. Not sure why, but i want this with bacon.
krumbum (30) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am not a huge fan of malty beers and this one is a showcase of malts. Starting right with the smell malt is what it offers. It is a beautiful deep amber color. A malty bitter taste. It buzzes the palate but end it a sticky coating. As i said i am not a fan of malty beers so this one started with a disadvantage but the efforts that went in are tasted and still comes off enjoyable.
marcus (5011) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Corti Bros., Sacramento. Pours reddish brown with a thick beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a very dry slightly bitter finish.
3fourths (6958) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2013 bottle. clear semi-dark copper with a small off-white head, average retention, some lacing. nose has some maris otter toasted grain and biscuit character but mostly itís an indistinct mish-mash of caramel / toffee with some spelt-like nuttiness. aromatic hops seem mostly Chinook (earthy, mossy, soil-like, a bit dirty), with more citrus fruit (grapefruit rind with some pithiness) and pine resin notes in the flavor. medium body with decent carbonation froth and hop acidity gives an enjoyble washing of the malt sugar from the tongue. lingering mild pine resin and Chinook black-tea notes play well with the medium sweetness of the malt. fits the bill well-enough for ESB but I would certainly guess this is an American rendition. not a beer with great depth, and not something I feel the desire to drink regularly, but not loaded with off-flavors and doesnít seem too out of balance.
Ernest (5627) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, orange, apricot), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
All the boasting on the label suggested something more interesting or solid, but itís a rather clumsy rendition. Plain/ordinary in the nose, and much too syrupy sweet in the mouth. Disappointing, but ultimately an average quality brew.
BVery (4262) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Happy Gnome. Golden orange pour - clear - with a tight white head. Toasted malts, earthy hops, medium palate. Itís alright.
notalush (4174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber - American ESB, huh? - clear light amber - frothy head that quickly shrinks to a moderate, soapy lace - nose is malt-forward, with notes of caramel, rye, bread - some earthy, woody hops underneath - moderate carbonation - medium body - flavors of toasted bread, light caramel - some moderate grain husk through the middle - hops arrive in the finish with some moderate earthiness, pepper, pine - not a bad beer, despite a handful of off notes, but not all that much like an ESB.