ccex (958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TattooJack (159) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Christpuncher (1389) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
maxwelldeux (3791) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
itsamber (25) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very metallic. Flavor has the sweetness of dried fruit but as the aroma a little metallic. Still enjoyable.
steview (1029) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"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
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
fitwitchik (367) - USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!