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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Rated on 5-25-2012 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized frothy, semi-fizzy tan head with a short retention, transparent ruby brown body, fizzy carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, roasted, pine hops, sweet, and spicy. The flavor is sweet, pine hops, spicy, malt, and a hint of smoke. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light bodied. Overall, this beer has a nice hop flavor and is worth trying.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bomber. Dark brown with amber highlights and a nice long lasting tan head. A toasty, hop free aroma that is sweet and malty. There are lots of malts in here along with some herbal and grass notes. A zesty bitterness. This beer has a medicinal quality that is not really pleasant. But then that somehow melds into a green effect. Not a great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. A bit rough, aromas of coffee and roast. Taste is sweet and bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
decaturstevo (4924) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Brown pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is light chocolate and cough syrup. Flavor is sweet chocolate, and cough syrup and a sour like bitter. Thin bodied and watery. Fizzy. not so good but not terrible

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Banksiz (22) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Boatswain HLV from Trader Joe’s. Malty nose, some vanilla. Medium sweet, no complexity. Full body, but a burnt, astringent finish spoils this beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BEERSOLDIER (42) - Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Very dark brown ale, nearly black. Has a nice thick head that holds nicely with a strong lacing. Smells of chocolates, malty, semi-sweet and saltiness. Has a strong flavor but it’s not very good. It tastes bitter and dank. finish is heavy and musty. Not a beer I would recommend unless you want a strong beer for a cheap price ($6 a six pack), although I would rather drink their double IPA (same price) which is stronger and better tasting. Not the worst beer I’ve had by any means but not that great either.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bomber - labeled as Boatswain H.L.V. (Heavy Lift Vessel) at Trader Joe’s. A buck ninety-nine for 22 ounces? Youwza. But what the hell is a "Heavy Lift Vessel"?

If I had to guess a style I would say Imperial Red. But whatever.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1149) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Proper temp and glass. Pours mahogany, an impressive clear, ruby brownish. Medium to large creamy beige head fairly lasting. Aroma is minimal, dry; biscuity, a touch roasty, light fruity maybe a little herbal. Lighter medium body. Flavor is unusual I guess. Fairly strong bitterness. Dry earthy hoppy. Some sugary quality. Could use some refinement but much better than expected based on what I’ve seen here.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarinEvelyn (532) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Sweet, biscut/buttery/crispy, light fruit aroma. A little roasty. Taste is much hoppier, fairly hoppy ending. Sweet, malty, but fairly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (1676) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bomber from Trader Joe’s sold as Boatswain HLV - Pours clear brown with BIG off white head. Aroma and taste is caramel malt with some fruit, just ok, nothing special


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