jcr (2096) - 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 ó 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 (2422) - 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 (1353) - 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 (1096) - 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.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with very little head. Soft but very apparent smoke aroma and flavor. Medium body and easy to drink. Iím glad I finally got the chance to try this.
HartManSam (71) - Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Geeks. Normally Iím not a huge fan of smoked beers, but this one is the exception. Absolutely love it. Very balanced and really hit my taste. =)
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap, blackish color with no head, aroma of smoke and coffee, flavor of coffee, meats, smoke, vinous, thin body
NachlamSie (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2012 Draft at Rich Oís. Pours near black. Aroma is bold with balanced hints of meat, caramel , brownies and beechwood. Slick and full palate on this one. Great balance of sweet, but not too sweet, toffee; light coffee, chocolate, and an ample amount of smoky bacon notes. This is a really awesomely balanced and flavorful rauch. Just needs more smoke.
[June 1, 2012]
Bomber from Whole Foods Lexington. This is a really solid smoked beer. plenty of meaty, smoked bacon in the aroma. The flavor is bold with emphasis on roastiness and a fair amount of smoked meat. Palate is slick and everything is clean and harmonious. Great, great brew, just could use more smoke.