Gachupines (1018) - USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted cocoa. Flavor is nutty malt with a hint cocoa. A little bittersweet in the finish.
BucannonXC5 (1004) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: 24-oz. plastic tumbler
From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: April 3, 2015
Consumed: April 3, 2015
Misc.: Bottled on Feb. 9, 2015 at 8:42 a.m.
Poured a very dark brown murky color with almost four fingers of khaki tan, frothy head. Lots of layered foamy lacing on the sides. Good, thick retention. (Sight - 3.50)
Smelled nutty foam, caramel, light toffee and some candied brown sugar. I think the plastic tumbler is hurting the nose here. (Smell - 3.38)
Tasted a bit better than the nose and slightly more bitter. Got bitter nutty malts, faint roasty malts, caramel, light sugary toffee and plain old barley. (Taste - 3.50)
Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Slightly bitter, abrupt finish. Probably had this a bit too cold. (Feel - 3.50)
This was just an OK brown ale, although I must say I didn’t have it under the ideal circumstances and/or drinking glass. But for $1.99, I will certainly try it again. (Overall - 3.50)
3.48 79 B-
bigericsports (20) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted cocoa. Flavor is nutty malt . 22oz bottle with a decent price. A good brown ale.
slowrunner77 (6543) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"one of the better budget minded mission st line-up. aroma and flavor are a little heartier, a little more to em. roasted malt and good hop balance. still nothing special, but may revisit at .99."
ccex (1011) - 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 (1061) - 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 (452) - 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.
Bulk_Carrier (2498) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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 (6782) - 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 (727) - 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.