ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber served in a tulip. Pour is a deep cider with an orange/red shimmering hue; one finger of lacing with only a touch of lacing. Nose is honey, caramel, must, cellar, earth, light cantaloupe, and barley. Taste is big honey and caramel (could swear this is mead) and barley/earth. The after taste is an odd spiced pure honey. I donít pick up any hops in this brew, or even much malt, itís a honey bomb more than anything. This is an interesting brew; I would flat out declare anyone a liar if I didnít see the 21.92% ABV written on the bottle. You canít taste the booze, or smell it, but there is a slight warming in the chest. I would really enjoy this more if the sweetness was toned down from the current syrupy level. Overall, not bad though!
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy CheeseMan. Whoa boy, this sucker is a beast! The pour gives a very lightly hazy, deep amber to copper colored body. A small, fluffy head of beige tinted foam settles in to a thin film, leaving wet, drooping lace and some drippy tears on the glass. The nose is obviously monstrously sweet, showing loads of caramel and burnt honey, with a myriad of dark, earthen fruits such as stewed raisins, figs, and cooked dates. Hops canít keep pace, giving just subtle spice and earth notes amidst the avalanche of sweet, fruity malt. Flavors continue down this path, again loaded with caramel and ripe, dark fruits. Dark honey is prominent, nearly as much so as the sticky, toasted caramel. Figs, dates, and raisins are abounds, as spicy, earthy hops again seem an afterthought. Softly carbonated, the palate is coating and sticky, but not as boozy as one might expect. I suppose thereís enough malt in there to keep the alcohol somewhat in check. Still, itís warming and somewhat astringent on the finish. Interesting stuff. Itís certainly better than I though it would be, but then again, I thought it would be pretty horrid. Drinkable in really small doses. Have a good ten people around when you want to crack a bomber.
dmac (4444) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by richlikebeer at the jimmack invitational 2010. Poured a clear burnt orange with a smaller off white frothy head. Aroma was very hoppy, citrus and pine along with a slight touch of cat piss, sweetness lead by honey and caramel. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a lingering bitterness. Flavor of nice citrus fruits, hop cones, slight pine, dry bread, caramel and alcohol. After the abomination that was Sink The Bismark this one is as easy to sip as a bottle of Poland Spring.
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Rich at Jimmackís tasting. Pours clear amber. Nose and taste of cane sugar, sweet molasses, oak, booze and caramel malts.
egajdzis (5488) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, some roast, dark fruits, citrus, and alcohol. Taste of chewy molasses, dark fruits, vanilla, citrus, pine, and alcohol in the finish. Thanks to Rich for sharing!
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge brew shared by cheeseman. Packs a punch of dark malts and dark fruits. Strong alcohol flavor. Fairly good for as strong as it is.
dchmela (2740) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beast shared by the Cheeseman. Pours a brownish with no head. Caramel, toffee, boozy aroma. Taste is honey, malt and surprisingly smooth for such a big beer. Works really well when warm. Very good.
DocLock (8250) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours turbid deep copper with minimal off-white head. Nose is prune, pear, apple, yeasty spice, malt, honey, fermented fruit. Tastes very rich, huge, with spices, cinnamon,and a gigantic honey dipped fruit flavor that reminds me a lot of the Jagwiga and Canadian eis-ciders Iíve had in the past. Very smooth, well hidden -OH, a bit cloying late, but delicious and very smooth and tasty.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma is sweet, with notes of dark ripe fruit, honey, light toasted caramel, malt, figs, raisins, slight hops, apple, and slight spice. Poured amber/copper in color, with a medium-sized, creamy, beige head that diminished but lasted throughout around the edges, and as a film on top of the beer. Lightly hazy. Very slightly sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, dark ripe fruit, figs, raisins, honey, slight hops, and maple syrup. Medium to full body. Viscous, coating texture become lightly dry. Soft carbonation. Dark ripe fruit, malt, honey, fig, raisin, and slight hop finish is dry. 22%ABV is completely hidden throughout...AMAZING!
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear to slightly hazy orange brown color. Aroma is sweet, sugary and alcoholic. Flavor is sticky, sweet, sugary, candy like. Boozy crispy pie crust with brown sugar. Cloying sweetness which I usually enjoy. Slick honey mouthfeel. A sipper, didnít enjoy as much as I though I would. Would love to try again if given the chance.