mikedR (744) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Easily one of the best imperial reds I've had. The caramely malts really come through. Loads of tanginess, but not overbearing like lesser imp reds. Likewise, the "kick" you get from this was is complementary and not deleterious. Just really balanced! A-
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MikeJslc (640) - USA - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep orange/red, clear, dissipating off-white head. Rich malty aroma, toffee-caramel, some toast, light spicy hops, a husky graininess in the finish.
hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This 22 oz bottle poured a dark copper color with a good sized creamy off-white head and a lot of lacing. Nose of roasted malts with flavorful hops. Medium to bold in body with a mouthfeel that hints of the alcohol The flavor . is very rich, with roasted malts, citrus, and bitterness from the hops, . The finish is dry and bitter. Very well balanced, and eminently drinkable. Good stuff.
Ratman197 (8526) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, candied orange, herbal notes and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, light orange zest and light herbal notes with a smooth dry lingering carmel finish.
bhensonb (9869) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours deeply hazy dark copper/amber with a small creamy off-white head. Strong roast malt aroma with floral/earthy hop accompaniement. Med+ body. Flavor is roast malt, with a lot of bitter - seems more citrus than resin, and itís earthy and floral. It is quite clear that the brewer did not skimp on ingredients. This stuff is packed full of everything. It finishes slightly less than dry, maybe you could say sticky, but itís not sweet. Must be a heck of a challenge to balance something like this.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, bready caramel aroma, citrus hops. Big sweet malty flavor at the start, lots of toffee, caramel, mellow floral hop flavor, citrus, bitter resin finish. Moderately heavy, sticky body. A little too sweetly malty for my tastes, but still a decent big beer.
michaelinwa (536) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2012 Malty, full-bodied, beautiful head....I love this beer. So many red ales are so painfully mediocre that when one comes along that makes you take notice itís refreshing. Just a very satisfying, balanced beer.
douglas88 (5173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to BrewDad- thanks Mike. Pours a dark red color with a medium white head. The aroma is a sweet caramel malt, some overripe fruit. The flavor is a smooth grainy caramel malt, some earthiness, light berries. Enjoyable. Malt dominated not too many hops.
marcus (5644) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by haggerty. Pours reddish amber with a decent beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a toasty caramel flavor with subtle hop bitterness.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a crystal clear dark amber with greater brightness at the edges. Dense and creamy tan head, plenty of it. Modest drippy lace. Big malty nose, lots of brown bread and a little bit of mustiness and CO2 detracting from the better bits. Creamy medium body, wooly carb, very full on the attack. Brown bread, dried leaves, toast, wet grass, and some darkly herbal hop on the mid-palate. Toasty, almost spicy herbal crisp hop finish. Very well conceived. Clean out that offness from the nose and this would be quite a bit more intriguing, maybe bordering on classic.