iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with spongy tan head and lots of lacing. Aromas of campfire smoke and spices. Nice flavor of smokiness and roastiness. Lightly sweet with some bitter undertones. Smooth, medium bodied, and long finish. Overall, this is a very good beer. Really like the strong smoke aromas and flavor that compliments the black lager. Well done.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black with an off white top. Scent is bar-b-q and wood. Taste is sweet with smoke and coffee.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lager glass from Bomber.
Black wuth a small dark head’
Aroma is a wunderful smoked ham, flavour is a light sweetness balanced atop the smoky meats with a bit of chocolate and wood.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured dark brown with an average brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy smoke malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet smoked flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Complex good beer.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Black body with a short, tan head, rapidly diminishing. Smoked meat dominates the aroma — bacon, beef jerky, sausage. Hints of charred wood, ash, coffee and toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. My first impression of the taste was of pine tar, but the beer mellowed as it warmed. Smoke, tobacco, char and ash dominate the flavor, but there are hints of dark fruits and toffee. Some bitter chocolate notes linger in the finish along with the ash. Enjoyable.
queenholly (2568) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler. Smoked meat, chocolate malt aroma. Black brown with very small tan head. Smoked bacon, chocolate, coffee, charcoal flavor. Light to medium body. Really, really great stuff.
ContemplateBeer (1407) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of bacon/campfire, bitter chocolate and light herbal hops. Appearance was black with light mocha head. The smoke felt chemical; there was some meatiness here and very little chocolate. Palate was creamy. Just alright; I would have liked some other flavors besides the smoke.
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with very little head. The aroma is dark roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, candied bacon. The flavor is mildly sweet with plenty of smoke and hints roast and chocolate. An overall excellent smoked lager.
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle. Pours black as expected with a small dark brown head that soon fades to a small ring around the glass. Nose is chocolate, sweet caramel malts, smokey burnt sugars, and other various roast complexities. Flavor is sweet coffee and chocolate malts a moderately heavy smokey flavor. Smooth and chewy mouth feel. This is quite enjoyable.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle from "The Louisville Beer Store:" Pours black with a very thin tan head. Aroma has smokey notes with hints of chocolate and coffee.Malty flavor is smokey with hints of a chocolate and coffee sweetness. Creamy mouthfeel and a very flavorful finish. Well balanced and delicious.