Gerbeer (2320) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with light head. Aromas of sweet malts and molasses. Flavors of sugary dark fruit, grass, and toasted malts with light metallic notes. ABV is well covered but nothing special overall, it’s really just a malt bomb.
SG111 (493) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours clear copper color, white creamy head. Aroma is caramel malts (like an Irish Red), little bit of toffee and some hops. Flavor is malt forward. Sweet caramel, toffee, hop bitterness in the finish but not overpowering.
burg326 (4533) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark amber color with aromas of brown sugar with malt and booze. Flavors match the aromas a lot of malt and some brown sugar and booziness. Decent overall but wouldn’t actively seek it out.
sir__v (1019) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Lagunitas brewery, Petaluma - CA. Color: dark brown beer with small carbonation and small white ivory foam. Smell: malt and brown sugar domination, caramel and toffee balanced. Alcohol notes. Taste: really smooth and great taste! Caramel and roasted malt domination. Notes of brown sugar and toffee. Aftertaste: alcohol finish and caramel.
gyllenbock (5728) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a local store in San Francisco.
Dark brownish/red with a large tan head. Aroma and taste of caramel, dried fruit, some hops, citrus and some light butter. The finish was on the dry side. An ok one.
Pele08 (1) - Lakewood, California, USA - FEB 13, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pleasant surprise for the abv. Only slight alcohol taste, just enough to let you know it is a serious beer. Dark caramel or coffee color with a light head. Very drinkable and would be easy to over do if you are not careful. Definitely on my regular list.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Milky caramel malt and herbal quinine aroma. Chestnut brown with small head. Sweet creamy caramel malt and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Nice body. Pretty good.
Terminus (3342) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-i have been wanting to try this beer for years! it disappeared for many then came back a few years back in 6pks. I didnt want to spend the kind of money that the 6er was warranting at the time so i opted to wait even longer. Here we are over 10 yrs later after the time i wanted to try it and its now available in bombers for $5! SCORE! Pours very deep amber chestnut crimson hue with a small soapy eggshell head and no lacing. Nose is huge malts-mostly biscuty, caramel, maybe some brown sugar, toasted-very nice smelling! flavors are very much like the nose-huge malts here-very sweet, biscuty, sweet almost like a belgian dubbel without the nutty notes. Big amber and caramel malt tones here and even a touch of brown sugar. long finish full of dark fruits, spice and lite alcohol. fantastic ASA if you ask me with some belgian character to it. Why did i wait so long?
dukeandduke (118) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 2/4/15- Mo Dailey’s (Chicago) Draft - I like strong beers, and this draft beer was very strong and I enjoyed this offering a lot. The taste was unique and the beer was very smooth. I really enjoyed the flavor.I will seek out this offering and other Lagunitas beers down the road, and I look forward to my next Hairy Eyeball, well maybe not literally but definitely served by Lagunitas. Well done!
Ericular (793) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Northgate Liqours tasting. This was an sweet and strong like most strong ales are. Alcohol was there, evident. The aroma and taste are nothing to write home about, but this is a case where it just works. Props also to Lagunitas for pricing bombers like they should be - about double a 12oz bottle. None of this 50 cents an ounce crap.