ccex (903) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Trader Joe’s pours a clear caramel brown color with small tan head and scant lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with noticeable nuttiness. Taste is on the sweet side with lemony bitterness coming in the middle and through the finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. I don’t often seek out brown ales, but this one exceeded my expectations, especially for the price.
beertholomeus (665) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a caramel brown color with an off white head. Nut, caramel, toffee and malt aroma. Nut, caramel, toffee, toast, pine and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a nut, caramel and slight hop finish.
johnnymusky (168) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured from bomber....brown with decent head....very minimal lacing....again i am surprised by a mission street beer...this was a tasty brown at a cheap price..would drink again.
hockeybeerguy (1461) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance is a dark brown colored body with a tan fluffy head that settles in fairly quickly, leaves a good amount of lacing.
The smell had a malty bringing in a very light coffee, and a dark barley.
The taste had a roasty kind of coffee with a bit of earthy nuttiness.
The palate had a medium, fairly sessionable, nutty aftertaste and sticky finish.
Overall, this is good for the style and good for me.
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Trader Joes. Pours a clear brown color with a large off-white head. A sweet yeasty and nutty nose. The flavor is quite nice; toasted malts, nuts, chocolate, a fruity hop bite in the finish. Very clean. Quite good.
Mep3222 (394) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice roasted malt aroma with a bit of cocoa as well. Taste is full flavored and balanced. Cocoa and roasted malt comes through. Solid brown ale.
Ibrew2or3 (6760) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber from Tempe Trader Joe’s pours with a crystal clear amber to ruby red body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up some roasted malts, a bit of nuttiness and little else that I can tell. The Taste has some bright notes of roasted malts, sweetness and nuttiness but this somehow lacks depth and cohesion. To midway and into the finish a mild lemon to lime hoppy tartness comes to the surface. Decent offering.
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, roasty, herbs, earthy, brown, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, brown sugarmedium body, soft carbonation, astringent light
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear medium brown with a fizzy head. Caramel, bread, and malt aroma and taste with a sweet bread finish.
peteinSD (1333) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber/brown pour with a froth of tan foam. Lightly sweet malt, dry nuts and thin roast, and some minimal hop bitterness on the aroma. Taste is dominated by a mild sweetness before giving way to a thin, dry nutty character and finishing with slight bitterness that mixes with the sweetness. Light, even mouthfeel. Perfectly decent brown albeit definitely on the sweet side of the spectrum . . . and at $2 a bomber a great deal.