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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   IBU: 79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (14170) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. As Boatswain HLV Ale. It pours a clear, brown body under a big, off-white head. The aroma has a touch of coffee grit, with roasted malts and some chocolate. Dry, medium-bodied and very soft on the carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malts, some hoppy bitterness and coffee grit in the flavor. Long, bland, roasted finish. Might need some food, certainly didn’t impress on its own. 130808

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (13517) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle as Trader Joe’s HLV. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel and subtle gun metal. Taste is caramel and an edge of chocolate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Medium brown. Some spicy hop, sweet honeyish notes, an odd aroma but I actually like it. Sweet and a bit fudgey, with a thin body and a little bit of hop spiciness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bomber from Fresh & Easy in Vacaville, CA. Pours dark brown with a 3 finger foamy tanhead. Light aromas of malt and citrus/floral hop. Med+ body. Flavor is a little brown sugar/cola with some mostly floral hop. Seems well balanced - sweet and bitter simultaneously. But in the end I think the bitter wins handily. Considering the price was 2 bombers for $4.99 this is a pretty good deal.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11103) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle under name of Boatswain HLV Ale. Poured dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and smal hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, toasted malt, earthiness, light dark fruit and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, toasted malt, earthiness, light dark fruit and a hint of smoke with a crisp dry lingering toffee finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is caramel, nutty, and cookie malt with dates and faint earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9481) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle in KC picked up at Trader Joes. Pours a clear, dark reddish brown appearance with a nice brown head. Mineral, cracker, lightly nutty, caramel aroma. A bit tangy, light chocolate, slightly nutty, bready, caramel flavor. Pretty bland and not a whole lot going on.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (9012) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bomber from Trader Joe’s Glen Allen. Pours a clear dark mahogany color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, faint nuts, some mild herbal hops. The taste is caramel malts, strong green apple and a nutty finish. Medium bodied. Not terribly good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of maple sugar, birch sap, brown sugar, sweet tea, resin, sticky dark caramel and earth. Medium body.


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