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RATINGS: 1241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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"Here’s Lookin’ Atcha’!"

Laying there, staring up at the ceiling, head pounding, last night was a dim recollection. How did he get home? Was he alone? Looking to the left and right, the answer was yes, maybe. His head was full of ’rag water, bitters, and the blue ruin’.His teeth felt like he’d been chewing aluminum and his breath smelled like a burning tractor tire. There was a wrenching knot somewhere between his liver and East St. Louis and he couldn’t be sure whether or not he’d wet himself. A yellow sine wave rang in his ears so loud nit made his teeth itch and he was sure that if he touched his skin anywhere it would induce a rhythmic retching jag. Even in the face of all that, he found himself smiling at the realization that today represented the fresh breast of a new year- an undiscovered country- and also there was still one warm, half-full, flat redolent Hairy Eyeball on the nightstand. Yes-there is a God.
2013 vintage - 9.4% abv


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bomber pours a dark amber/brown with small off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is full of caramel and bread, like a brown ale, but plus some booze. Taste is sweet and malty, with a little bitterness in the finish. Body is medium to full without too much carbonation. This is an enjoyable, strong brown ale, with a few claims to barleywine status. A great value, and one I’ll try again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TattooJack (159) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Poured bombers into my pint glass (9.1% vintage), looks and tastes like strong brown ale. As always any beer that teaches something is ok with me and today I learned the definition of "perihelial" I urge you to do the same because I thought initially it was a private area of the body (it’s not). I’m hoping not to have a similar experience as that depicted in the commercial description, because I finished all 3 bombers and don’t have any left for the hangover. Big time beer, kids don’t try this at home, I’m a professional.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1389) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
a good beer from lagunitas but nothing spectacular. Very malt boozy flavor to start with a nice bitter finish. Malts really stay through with this one. Smells boozy. Pours black in color with a thik tan head. had a 22oz bomber at home.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (3791) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark reddish amber color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose is doughy and bread, with just a bit of caramel and toast coming through for me. Taste is a bit sweet, and seems slightly boozy and harsh. Not a huge fan of this.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
itsamber (25) - - NOV 15, 2014
Aroma is very metallic. Flavor has the sweetness of dried fruit but as the aroma a little metallic. Still enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steview (1029) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Stopped by the brewery in Petaluma and bought a growler. Bartender said it’s a brown ale. It is like a barleywine that was aged a bit, but retained a fresh hop presence. I really dig it. Lots of sweet caramel and some juicy hop flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"nice presentation, and i like most of the flavor aspects in here, but together, theres a little too much going on...a slight miss from Lagunitas. It’s got potential, though. i’ll revisit in 09

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says nice she likes that. She scores it's a 3.9 nice darkly good flavor almost taste like a barley wine even though it is a strong ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Serving: Bottle. Dark amber pour with a small off white head. Nice dried fruit notes in the nose with a little sweet bread and earthy hops. Sweet at first with caramel, date, fig, dried apple, and bread. An earthy bitterness comes in from the hops, but it only provides some balance to the malt. Slightly warming finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (367) - USA - AUG 24, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a Lagunitas pint glass a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is fruity booze like a fig newton with a chaser. Flavor is incredible! A rich brown sugared malted raisin. The booze edge is subtle yet balanced. An exceptional American strong ale!


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