marcus (8685) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at California Craft Beer Summit. Pours Dark amber with a modest beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a thin dark malt flavor with nothing else.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours medium amber with a beige head that sticks around due to the good amount of carbonation. Aroma of freshly baked bread and malt. A little thin and somewhat spritzy on the palate.
brokensail (15257) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Metal and bread on the aroma with a little bit of yeast. Maybe some earthy notes to it as well. Sweet malt, cardboard, a bit of sugar, and some yeast. There is also a little bit of metal on the finish. Just meh at best.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Secret Santa Saarlander - thanks, Aaron! This is a style I still just can’t quite warm to, even when it’s moderately tweaked as this one is. Handsome pour, chestnut to amber, with a fluffy head. Rich, malty nose seems to style and the flavors are a touch less boring that the usual, with a dose of hops and a yeasty twist. But still quite bland.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #7. Clear medium brown pour with a sticky off white head. Nice toasted malt aroma, lightly sweet. Clean toasted malts again, dark caramel and pretty tasty overall. (2067)
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this beer on tap at Orange County Brew Ha Ha in Irvine, CA.
It was sweet w/ a hoppy finish, more bitter than I like in an O-fest
Getbetter (1029) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle,Dark Red,minimal head, a little sour(which wasn’t there last year),lite caramel, roasty,hay.Last year’s was better.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by alexanderj. Brown pour. Aroma and flavor have a strange perfumey malt and sweet grain. Same flavor present in other brewpub beers, with sweetness that seems fictional.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at papago... dark auburn brown yet still clear with a soft creamy white head and lots of webby lacing. the aroma is very caramel-y and sweet with just a slight touch of roasty grainy dryness. palate is overly sweet and malty/grainy which makes for an unimaginative and weary brew. a touch of spice and some VERY mild bitterness show up on the finish. medium to full bodied from the sugars with a prickly mouth feel from high carbonation.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Corner Butcher Shop in LaVerne,CA. Poured a dark auburn. Sweetness in the aroma, and the flavor was almost overtaken by the sweet malts. Needed more hops in what was an otherwise great attempt at the style. The mouthfeel was nearing sticky. Too pricy and too sweet.