chuckstout (232) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2013-malt, bread, fruit and some caramel in the aroma, pours clear Amber/red with a nice head and good lacing. Nice malty sweetness, bread, clean well hidden 8%. Glad there’s no smoked malt there sense it’s not a smoked beer. Well done!
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint @ chuck’s. Not sure where everyone is getting these copper ales. This is straight up brown, like mud. Tastesgood if only a bit neutral. I like my scottish ales a little smoky.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: A strange copper ale with too many things going wrong
How: Bottle 22oz,. Consumed about 4 months after purchase. Bottle sent to me by after4ever. Thanks Tom
The look: Clear copper body topped by a medium beige head topped by a medium beige head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: The unusual nose has taffy candy and a leathery component that I’d describe as “new car smell”. Taste is taffy candy, caramel, butter, soft candies, whole-wheat bred, a lot of cologne. Body was fluffy and foamy. Sweetness level was only moderate for the style which is a good thing. However the strong perfume/cologne was really annoying, the butter was gross and the leather felt totally out of place. That beer was off on many levels, I didn’t enjoy it at all. That brewer is lucky I live on the opposite coast of the continent otherwise I’d break into his home and teach his parrot to say "I hope my wife never finds out about us".
michaelinwa (556) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big, malty, nicely complex Scottish ale with notes of toffee and carmel. Nothing peaty or smokey here, so probably not a great example of the style, but very enjoyable.
bhensonb (10340) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours ruddy copper with a creamy beige head. Heavy duty caramel aroma, perhaps with a hint of peat. Full bodied. Frothy carb. Flavor is sweet caramel. There does seem to be some smoke in this. There is some floral aspect, and though it finishes sweet, the complex background flavors render that acceptable. Good beer.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of riversideAK. Thanks Alex. Bomber pours clear copper with amber hues and off white head. The aroma is sweet caramel, apples and a touch of toffee. The taste has nice and earthy notes to start. It then rolls into lots of slick caramel notes and apple like sweetness. Yummy sweetness and solid earthy goodness all around here. Like-ing this Dick’s.
markwise (4276) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of IBrew2or3. Pours clear amber with a white head. Nose is smoke, peat, malt, maple, and caramel. Flavor is similar with peat and maple with slightly smokey malts. Medium in body and finishing with lingering peaty malt.
douglas88 (5553) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to BrewDad. Pours a clear dark copper/red color with a small white head that dissipates. The aroma is full of fruity malts, some berries, earthy, sweet. The flavor is a nice combination of rich caramel and toffee with berries and apples, very dry and tasty. A nice example of the style.
after4ever (5927) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Crystal clear and earthily dark amber. Dense creamy tan head. Looks like a big bad beast and made well from the moment it touches the bottom of the glass. Lots of webby lace after the sipping starts. Big sweet toffee and brown bread nose, very sweet and malty. Maybe a little dusty along with it. Creamy medium body, lively carb, big old burly ale that grabs your attention right up front. Earth, leaves, toast, caramel, brown bread, tons of flavors on the mid-palate. Long sweet caramel finish. Infinite subtle variations of malt complexity here. Granted, it’s a pretty huge beer, but there are plenty of pretty huge beers out there with half the complexity. Very well done.
5000 (6023) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Copper in color, ruby hued, thin foamy head, off-white, spotty lacing.   Peaty nose, very slight band-aid.   Otherwise soft biscuit and malts.   Not much charred wood or ash, or actually none at all.   Same on the tongue, malty, band-aid, and very peaty.   Ash, campfire, or charred wood so commonly associated, not there.   This one needs a little depth.   Despite that, its clean, has a fairly smooth mouthfeel.   Maybe a touch of Irish Moss?   Seems pretty much middle of the road to me.   Enjoyable, and happy to try something new from Dicks!