KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a clear light cranberry red with an average (1-2 finger) light tan frothy head that diminished to a thin film with a small collar and had fair sheets of lacing.
The aroma right off was full of an abundance of chestnuts, that along with a bit of oats and a note of raspberry but not much else.
The taste was very lightly sweet with a light hint of raspberry and candi sugar at first, and then became mildly tart with a overwhelming nutty presence and a slight bitter ending. The flavor lasted a decent while with the slightly tart fruity taste and harsh bitterness lingering on.
Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a somewhat lively carbonation.
Overall I find all Gluten-free brews to be seriously lacking in on way or another. Although I guess as the style goes this one is OK, it was however too overly nutty (having almost a sickening scent) but the tartness of the raspberry did help some. I have come to the conclusion that I will never become a fan of Gluten-free brews...
bhensonb (13735) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours deep copper with a transient light tan head. Aroma is raspberry over something suggesting chocolate - a bit odd - maybe the chestnuts. Med body. It’s more like carob and raspberry. It has a certain mouth coating quality, maybe oily a bit, that might be chestnuts. Certainly a different brew.
Ratman197 (12822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of graininess, nuts and light raspberry. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, bread, light graininess, light cocoa and light raspberry with a smooth dry lingering grainy finish.