IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose is citrus with light piney notes along with some light smoke. Black with big tan head. Flavor is bitter with chocolate notes.
HughConway (796) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle. Pours deep black, tan head. Hop aroma, taste of bitter malt. Bit of alcohol aftertaste.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from BevMo. Pours a deep, fairly viscous black with a frothy beige head, nice lacing. Faint piny hops in the nose, dominated by roasted malt. Think of this beer as a hoppy Porter.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle to snifter. Aroma was mostly geared towards the hops on this one but with a slight sweet coffee note as well. The flavor was earthy and dry with a nice bitter sweet finish. The ABV is hidden very well on this one.
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Folsom BevMo. Pours very brown/black with a bubbly creamy tan head. Aroma is sort of swampy/herby citrus over dark near burnt malt. Med+ body. Flavor is quite citrus/resin over very dark burnt malt. We’re talking dry and astringent. And bitter. In the finish I think resin is the winner. A little creamy chocolate note pops up, but fagetaboudit. This is bitter, bitter, bitter. Great ale.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black and initially gives off a citrus aroma which is taken over by the roast. A slight citric bitterness in the taste with the burnt notes of roasting taking over. They just about have this one dialed in. This is a tough style in my opinion.
beernovice39 (3124) - Montana, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Engine 15. Black pour with an off white head. Roasty scent and hops. Taste is very balanced between the burnt malts and hops. Creamy thick feel. Nice
ChazMania (653) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into my Stone IPA glass. Big toasty aroma of toasted malt and burnt toast. Dark black pour with thick frothy head, gorgeous for this style. Taste is good yet perhaps not at it’s peak. I wonder if this beer was warm in a warehouse for a spell and lost some of the freshness to it. I imagine this is rather awesome when fresh, it just seems mildly off
With this bottle. I will however buy it again as it has great possibility!
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at World of Beer in Land O Lakes. Pour is near pitch black with a good sized tan head. Aroma is fairly hoppy, flavor is even more so with some nice roasted malt notes as well. Tasty.
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours very dark with nice looking mocha head. The aroma is full of a mixture of pine hops and grapefruit like citrus hops as well as lesser amounts of herbally – earthy malts, some roasted malts and burnt malts. The taste enters on the creamy side with a good dose of pine hop and grapefruit hop bitterness and feebly offering up snippets of hop flavor. Surrounding the bitter hops is a thin ring of sweet molasses, some earthy malts, burnt malts and a slight sense of chocolate brownie. The hops really control the experience where a bit of malt and molasses like sweetness add a touch of balance. Nice stuff.