anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty bitter aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty dark fruit flavor with bitter hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty bitter dark fruit finish.
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Provisions Market. Amber/copper pour with a white head. Aromas of sweet caramel, date, plum, and a surprising citrus character. Quite sweet, some toffee, toast, and a touch of nuts. Flavor is really sweet and fruity. Lots of date, plum, and raisin. Plenty of caramel, toffee, and toasted malt as well. Light citrus, nuts, and a hint of alcohol.
marcus (8820) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pangaea. Pours reddish amber with a thick beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a roasty red malt flavor with a dry finish.
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Yeast and malt aroma. Spice and yeast flavor with rich malt. Medium bodied. Spice and caramel linger with yeast and light dried fruit.
after4ever (7414) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at sb. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a very scant light white head. Big dark nutty nose, black walnut husks. Light tangy pitted tree fruit notes. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Nutty earthy fruity mid palate. Long earthy finish.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, small frothy tannish head, little lacing.   Very soft bready nose, slight caramel and
toffee.   Seems very subtle.   Very soft on the tongue for an English Strong Ale.   Pale breadiness, a little
mealy, soft caramel and toffee.   Tastes as it smells.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   I usually expect
this style to be a bit bigger, but this one is rather mild.   Finishes bready, with pale sweetness.   I will say
its not cloying or too heavy like so many others, but it could stand to be a bit beefier.   A lighter, yet clean and
well balanced example.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Dark red with an off white top. Scent is malts and fruity . Taste follows with some toast.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber body. Fizzy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts, grapefruit, pine and light floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Alcohol pepperiness in finish. Caramel and raw grain dominate the taste. Got to like thick, forward husky malts to get into this one.
poisoneddwarf (2228) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Well, I’ve tried the 21st Amendment version of this and liked it (or so says my rating from a little over a year ago--I don’t really remember it). Let’s see how this one matches up. Pours hazy amber with a medium beige head with good retention; leaves a little lace. Aroma is pretty hoppy--grapefruit and pine are strong; also some caramel and fruit (esters or dates, not sure). Taste is a little sweet and bitter in a very Ninkasi way; it’s savory and earthy with fruit dancing all around everything. See them dance. Body is medium, mouthfeel a little foamy, carbonation average. Tastes good to me.
thorongil2 (2186) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(tap) amber colour with a small white head; aromas of honey and fruit; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish, thin palate