Ibrew2or3 (6232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grabbed at Tops in Tempe. 22oz bomber pours clear deep copper with a tan looking head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet malts, caramel, dark fruity esters and a pleasing breadiness. The taste is surprisingly similar with sweet malts, some ripe red apple and apricot moving into caramel and a nice grounding sort of breadiness. This thing is just hitting the spot right now with its richness, complexity and balance.
notalush (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber - clear light ruby - frothy lace - a bit of caramel and light melanoidin notes upon first sniff, followed by a light metallic character and alot of bright, fruity notes, lightly floral hops, and finally, some alcohol (a bit too much) - medium body - low carbonation - fairly sweet, but a clean sweetness - some raisin, dried cherries, caramel - mild floral bitterness on the tail end, as well as some alcohol heat - some good stuff happening, but this canít sustain the abv so the alcohol comes on far too strong - knock this down to 7% at the most and you may have a winner.
drewaha (128) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Smells nutty. Taste is sweet and smoky. It is the lightest 9 abc beer that I have ever had. Dangerous and tasty.
maley1 (552) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark brown pour with medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of malts, caramel, bread and yeast. Tasted of malts, slight toffee, bread, slightly nutty and a little cloying on the finish. Medium carbonation and full bodied.
Braudog (5391) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a rustic orange-brown, with not much head to speak of. Nor is there much aroma up front. This drinks with a fairly substantial biscuity, super-malty character. Toffee, with a bit of creamy toffee thrown in. Hides the 8.5% pretty well. (#4873, 12/27/2012)
MikeJslc (640) - USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, clearer, fluffy beige head. Light aroma of bready, toasty Munich malt. Flavor is malt balanced with some bread crusts and a fair amount of caramel-toffee sweetness. Full bodied and warming.
devwil90 (1) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 23, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oh yeah bottle release #9 Iíve has this a few times now. Love the malty taste and way easy to drink for a dark beer.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Phone rate. Bottle. Release 3.Medium haze bronze hued body with a very small but mostly retentive off white head. Aroma shows a light phenolic presence that is odd. But mostly grainy and nutty. Light leather, odd smoked note. Baked bread, husky. Clean yeast. Flavors are malty, medium sweet, lower melanoidins, some alcohol, medium hop presence (high for the style: grassy, herbal). Clean yeast, low leather, raisinsted fruit. A bit one dimensional. Medium low carbonation light caramelized flavors, medium body. Good, but not my favorite Epic product.
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish pour, light head. Toffee, roasted apples, a bit of yeast. A pretty easy drinker.
Travlr (9954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, release #4, 9% abv. Murky brown color, bright tan head. Aroma of slightly boozy burnt caramel and an edge of chocolate. Taste is similar, with similar booziness.