BeerdedDave (1233) - - JUL 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a very good, well balanced beer; amber color; floral hop and caramel malt aroma; nice hop profile with bready, caramel malt and fruit notes
wlajwl (5500) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is malts, fruit, toffee and leather. The flavor is fruit, malts, toffee, slightly coarse texture, slight liquor notes, mild alcohol and a tangy/sour finish.
FestDecBeet (412) - - JUL 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Look: pours a dark amber. White head. That hangs around.
Smell: malt. Piney hops.
Taste: pine. Caramel malts.
Feel: very dry. Medium carbonation.
Overall: not terrible. But not what I thought it would be.
commonmac (1000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap pour from Happy Gnome. Rich mahogany with a creamy head. Aroma is dark fruit...plum. Definitely hits you with bitter notes at the onset and throughout. Some malty characteristics but not a ton of sweet going on. Finish is interesting...lots of bitter...kind of enjoyable...not something I want to have again though. Falls short of similar varieties. Better available.
jmohno (1481) - Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Clear dark amber pour,foamy frothy head lasting a while. Lace. Aroma had a mix of malty and hops fruit/herbal light pine. Somewhat nutty with burnt caramel, mineral. Taste is smooth and matly with burnt nutty caramels. Sharp pine herbal bitter. Some heat and astringentness, minerally burton esb quality. Dry kinda boozy.
zoucrew102 (1236) - - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber, 2014 vintage. Spicy hop aroma with sweet caramel malt notes. Pours amber-ruby colored with a thin off-white head and decent lacing. Starts with a sweet caramel as well as some nuttiness. Finishes dry with spicy floral hop flavors as well as a bit of bitterness and alcohol. Pretty good.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Shared with Tarra K. Mostly clear dark red color. Kind of hazy with lots of chunky particles inside. Thin off-white head. Dots and ropes of lace, kinda loose. Looks solid. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Toasty malt, lightly spicy. Dark fruit, some earthy hop. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Light bit of alcohol heat, but it’s otherwise well-hidden. Pretty solid tasty stuff, it works well.
ryecatcher (1290) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours nice, deep amber, with a dense, medium light golden-white head (not rocky nor near-white as in the bottle description) , very nice retention and lacing though. Nose is heavy caramelly malts with whiffs of orange, Juicy Fruit gum, Mouth is medium-full bodied, medium sweet and bready, caramel, apricots, oranges, pound-cake, some honey and vanilla. Hops are kinda lacking. Decent, but not really remarkable.
alexsdad06 (8430) - Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from early backlog notes. Pours a slightly hazy amber copper color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, ripe fruits, some background yeast, toasted bread, lightly nutty with mild to moderate spices. Good, not great.
kayres (774) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark orange copper. Thick TA head. Big malty hoppy nose. Smooth sweet, full bodied. Well balanced
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