oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a very thin head that is a creamy tan in color. The aroma reminded me of caramel and pecan with a Nutty flavor. All in all it was a very good beer.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2005 november 1st, 05 re-rate.
Has an odd smell that reminds me of old fabric or blankets put away for the winter-not musty, but definitely not fresh. Cola brown with a fast fading head. Spicy, caramel malt and cola combo in the fore. Gets nutty in the middle and that flavor lingers into the finish. Could be a touch thicker.
OldGrowth (3118) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Freakin Frog. Ok nose, Lite chocolate, coffee,roasty. Little seltzer. Dark orange brown color. Small head that faded. Bitter flavors, like the aroma, roasty mealy. Narrow focus. Thin body, Bitter dry finish. Easy drinkin brew, though the mealy thing might turn some people off.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I donít often drink bombers solo, but I had a chance to spend some time with this 22 oz bomber. Poured auburn with medium head that left a 1/2" throughout. Plenty of lacing all the way through. Aromas mostly of caramel and light vanilla. I originally wanted to experiment and have this beer 2 years after I bought it so itís no wonder itís not as hoppy as what I remember. No worries though, as it still maintained itís integrity. The taste is woody with lots of nuts, not too sweet and oh so good. I find chocolate scattered everywhere, like an Easter egg hunt. I like the toasty flavor.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown. Smells earthy and nutty. Has a very nice flavor, good brown ale. Nut taste is smooth and clean as it goes down.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
particulated opaque body; small head in the pour; nutty, malty aroma; smooth, mild, sweet, slightly nutty flavor bitter finish and a little asringent; pretty good brown
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, large fluffy tan head. Earthy and nutty, some tea-like flavors and aromas, fairly malty. Medium bodied. A very decent brown ale.
hopdog (10910) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a dark Mahogany color with a small off white head. Nutty and roasty aroma and tastes. Lightly sweet.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks decent, with a dark brown body, although there is no head really. Warm, roasty malted aroma, some nuttiness. Somewhat bland flavor, and this bottle seems a little bit sour to me, tart almost, which I didnít expect.
notalush (5636) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a lot like their alleycat amber ale - same fruitiness - similar malt characteristics - this doesn’t have any of the nuttiness I’ve come to expect from brown ales, which doesn’t have to be a bad thing, it just makes this seem much less like a brown ale - its similarity to other lost coast beers makes it less stand out, but that "lost coast" taste is a GOOD taste, so I can’t really complain.