notalush (5390) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber - nothing about this resembles a Doppelbock - hazy orange pour - nose is sugar and tropical fruit, some alcohol and some floral hops - medium body - slightly slick in the mouth - flavor begins sugary sweet - tropical notes through the middle - moderate hop bitterness on the tail end, as well as some alcohol heat - seems more like a barleywine, really, but even as that it is fairly simple and a little difficult to enjoy.
Chudwick (2478) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber - pours amber/orange with thin offwhite head. Nose is caramel. flavor adds grapefruit and citrus hops. Moderate to high bitterness with light sweetness. Reminds me more of an Amber than a Doppelbock, but is probably due to the West Coast factor. I was expecting something maltier and sweeter, but this isn’t bad either. the ABV is more noticeable as it warms.
EithCubes (5247) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber. Nose is sweet and lightly citric-floral in the art of some southern German pilsners, alcohol showing, biscuit and the spice of lager yeast, toffee and caramelization, and unfortunately, a little ’American Dark Lager’ sickly sweet thinness. A pretty clear amber pour, in twilight, with a rocky yellowish off-white head. Taste is overly sweet and very perfumed, likewise more than just a splash of perfume in the oily, somewhat booze slick. Heavy honey, perhaps a touch of fruitcake. Heavily floral with faint bitterness, caramel malt with hints of darker toffee/roast but a little sickly-vomity and even grainy. Slick medium body, and more than anything, the rampant, uncontrolled booze rampage is the clincher.
onceblind (5692) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy copper pour with a thin-ish foamy head. Lovely imperial lager aroma of buttered biscuit, pale sweet cereal grains, some honey, and lightly golden toast. Great full flavor with a big palate. Toast and honey mix with booze-yeasty esters alongside some doughy biscuit and a certain light fruitiness like pear or something perhaps more tropical.
PorterPounder (6287) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Earth Fare - 22 oz bomber. Sparkling dark copper pour, thick bubbly off-white head. Sweet aroma of raisins and molasses. Flavor has the same sweetness with some solid prune notes, some dates, a pinch of molasses and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is rich and. Make a good winter bellywarmer on a cold night. Happy 25th to one of my favorite breweries!
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Out of the bottle from Safeway. Pours a dark amber color with a thin, white head. Smell is very malty. The taste is malty with an alcohol aftertaste. A little sweet for me, but still ok.
after4ever (6731) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at sb. Pours a hazy medium amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Big sweaty feet nose with oranges and spruce. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Oranges, caramel, and light mintiness on the mid palate. Long tangy footy finish.
dmac (4739) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bomber from Spirits Middletown. Poured an unimpressive deep orangey/amber with a small to average sized foamy off white head. Aroma of dry vanilla candles, old wax, slight nut shells, dry toast, old dried out flower petals, old English toffee and bad caramel. Medium to thin bodied with a watery mouthfeel and average carbonation, a very dry finish. Flavor is a slight step down from the aroma, notes of dry vanilla, toffee, caramel, bad toast and old tea bags. Meh, unimpressive.
jcnielsen (2681) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a reddish-brown color with white head. Kind of weak aroma of malts and caramel. Alcohol kind of dominates the flavor too much. Also a little tangy, with caramel and malty notes. Not a huge fan of this one.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburs Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy, darkish orange appearance with an off white head. Bubblegum, spice, toffee, chewy caramel cookie aroma- a bit odd. Tangy, a bit spicy, weird fruity, chewy yeasty, bready, dull caramel flavor. Bleh.