Weezel (248) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint aromas of grassy hops and some baking spice. Beautiful copper color with good clarity. Taste is malt forward with brown sugar, sweet gingerbread and some buttering hops on the finish. Good stuff.
demannu (247) - New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep clear copper color with white head. Minor lacing. Aroma is hoppy with some malt. Flavor is balanced and very enjoyable. The hops really bring this beer to life. I would drink this again.
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007, Nice ruby color, aroma is sweet and hoppy, caramel, very nice. The hops are noticeable first, alcohol is very well hidden. Reminds me of barley wine, overall very good.
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber copper color and a small white head. Aroma is great - sweet malt and fruit nut, some hops included. Taste is sweet, strong palate. Hop presence is lacking, but the malt, fruity sweetness is bigger than expected. A lot sweeter and syrupy than expected, but this lead to a bigger palate than expected.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a reddish amber color that toes the line between being transparent and cloudy. Minimal amount of white head that lingers slightly leaving a little bit of lacing around the glass.
Not getting too much on the aroma - maybe just some small caramel notes but nothing else really stands out. Aroma is OK but not the strong suit of this beer... flavor on the other hand.... DELICIOUS!
There’s a lot going on here but no single flavor overpowers the others too much - if I had to pick one I’d say that maybe the malty aspects shine through the most, but overall it is very well balanced and tends towards the sweet/boozy side of things.
The well balanced theme continues on the palate - not too sticky, not too thick, and nicely carbonated.
Already looking forward to drinking more of this one...
Melker (244) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first few sips were delicious. American barley wine-ish with lots of caramel and hoppy flavours like citrus fruits and pine. Way too sweet aftertaste and the bitterness felt kinda chemical but as the beer got warmer the chemical flavour dissapeared and the sweetness calmed down. At the right temperature it’s almost too easy to drink.
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: This beer smells amazing. Pine and caramel with floral undertones in the nose.
Appearance: Reddish with a beautiful head and long lasting lacing.
Taste. Up front caramel with a touch of bread backed by resin, pine and flowers. Aftertaste is really long and the alcohol is not well hidden at all. In fact it’s kind of a put off.
Palate: sticks around too ling with too much burn. Heavy alcohols
Overall: Definitely not my favorite lagunitas beer.
Lawger (242) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber colour. Fresh aroma with hints of a modern IPA with flowers and citrus which leaps from the glass. The flavour has a nice caramel element to it which leads on to a balanced and soft but still powerful bitterness kicks in. The finish has good kick to it. A slightly medicinal feel, but still pleasant. Very nice.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Another bad ass strong ale from Lagunitas. Wish is was more frequently available. Cool name too.
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pors medium amber with a good lingering foam head, Smell s ok, kind musty. Taste is not that of a strong ale. solid brew overall, just no compaired to other strong ales.