robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy dark brown with a medium size tan head, and very good lacing.
smell is floral, malt, and some citrus.
taste is dry, fruits (mainly pear and apple), malt, caramel, citrus, hops, and pink grapefruit. ends just a little bitter. overall well done.
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber pours with a amber colored body that supports a tan head of tall foam. The aroma offers up some malts, a thin bit of roasted malts, a dash of toffee, a sliver of pine hops, a touch of dank onion like hops and a biscuit malt sort of thing. Overall there’s enough hops going on to keep the varied maltiness at bay. The taste has a distinctive Arragant Bastard Ale to it, which I enjoy. I get roasted malts, some pine hop goodness and then a mild dank onion hop spiciness. Nice! It has a pleasing malty to roasted malt base, a good dose of pine hop bitterness and smooth hop flavor. I dig the double rainbow.
douglas88 (5934) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a dark copper color with a medium beige head. The aroma is heavy caramel, Vienna malt, bready. The flavor is toffee, caramel, sweet berries, a bit of smoke. Interesting. Not super hoppy.
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This 22 oz bottle was shared in a joint tasting with Strykzone via Facebook Chat.. He had his own bottle of course.. Poured a muddy dark amber color with a beige head and good lacing. Nose of sweet caramel malt. Some floral and citrus. Rich body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor is like a barley wine. Shows malts first, and then the floral and citrus hops. Low bitterness. Fruit and a hint of nuts shows in the finish. Hard to find a style for this unless "good" is a style. Liked this a lot.
Strykzone (4912) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This beer pours darker brown and is opaque. A two finger plus beige head leaves thick lacing. LOTS of semi suspended solids. The aroma is very malty but is also very fruity. First sip is of a malted up IPA and it is on the hot side. All kinds of fruit and all kinds of malt. The fruit is citrus and tropical varieties. The malts bring toffee, biscuits and a lot of sweetness. Some rye pops in. This beer is part barley wine, part IPA (and part double), and even some Irish ale. This beer works but only so well.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid hoppy red. I drank most of the bomber, poured the last of it into my glass, and went down to the auto parts store. When I came back (half an hour later) it had separated into a clear, dark amber layer and a 1-inch layer of tan sludge. First time I’ve seen trub come from a bottle.
cstuartj (963) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, pours a redish gold, nice head, some lacing. nose is malt and hop, some sugars, muddy bitter attack, with a wet finish. okay, not great.
maxwelldeux (3551) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. Pours a mostly clear amber color. This is a confusing beer... Nose has some rye spice to it, yet has some sour fruit elements. Definitely a bold aroma that’ll make you think. Taste is a little bitter from the hops, yet finishes sour. Remarkably warming as a drink, which was welcome on a cold winter day.
jgb9348 (4709) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich hazy muddied brown coloured body with a thin deep tan head about two centimetres thick. Aroma of earth, pungent dry and herbal hops, some alcohol and a few hints of sugars. Medium-bodied; Great balance of hops and dry malt with an emphasis on the hops - very nicely layered throughout with some good sweetness and twangs of earth. Aftertaste is nice with a bitterness flavour from the hops and some smooth sugars at the tail end. Overall, a nice beer with an emphasis on the hops and a good balance throughout! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon a few hours ago on 07-December-2013 for US$4.99 sampled in my hotel room here in Portland just an hour or two later on 07-December-2013.
pdx77 (1329) - Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Deep amber in color. Citrus aroma with some sweet maltiness. Taste is dark malt and very tart citrus hops, with a bitter note. A bit too bitter and unbalanced in the finish.
One2remeber (145) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yeast sediment, chunky and present. Murky brown body.
American hops present. Clean caramel toffee malts. Clean H20.
Pleasant, not mind blowing. No roastiness, caramel complexity, strong hop flavors.
Strawberry fruit roll-ups.
First drain pour in a while. Taste like nail polish as it warms.