ineptbeerman (3) - Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice dark amber color, no head, nice nose. Very nice strong ESB, bitterness lingers on the tounge. Very solid beer.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep brown amber with nice tannins head and good lace. Slight bitterness in the finish
zoucrew102 (761) - - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Light caramel and toffee malt aroma with notes of piney hops. Pours Amber colored with half a finger of tan head with good retention and no lacing. Starts with light caramel and toffee sweetness, but not a lot. Finishes dry with with a good piney hop bite at the end that lingers on the palate. Not bad.
mjg74 (2672) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Trader Joes. Very dark prune in color. Nose is pretty much dark roasted maltiness, with a hint of breadiness. Flavor is roasted malts with a lot of roasted coffee. Finish is decently hopped.
Beachmaster (206) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber into a pint glass. Pours brown, with a small tan head that quickly fades. Nose is malt and hops. Taste is malty nuttiness with a strong hop component on the finish. Over hopped and not well balanced. Would not buy again.
liquidhedonism (287) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, woody, and nutty, with hints of fall spices, toffee, biscuit, lactose, resin, and hardwood. Taste/Palate: starts crisp and slightly sweet, and finishes creamy, bitter, and astringent.
julesjis (251) - Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 22. Aroma is a bit sweet but doesn’t have the typical winter ale smells. Taste is ever so slightly caramel in the front (rather unimpressive) and chewy bitter tree bark on the back. It definitely had an odd skunk to it. Overall it was fairly thin and watery not much depth but drinkable.
Bulk_Carrier (2516) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a nice looking dark hazy brown color with a thin capped white foamy head that clung for a good amount of the time.
The smell had a deep dark roasted brown ale - esque sort of roasted and possibly baked maltiness about it. The taste was mainly roasty and sweet with a rolling roastiness in the aftertaste and it leaves a slight dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. It seems carbonated appropriately.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good winter warmer leaning towards the darker side of the house.
joeneugs (3817) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bomber purchased at BevMo. It pours a dark red color with a nice creamy off white head. The aroma is pretty well balanced with toast, toffee and light fruit salad with some hints of floral, herbal hops. The flavor is more hoppy than the aroma with some strong earthy, floral bitterness, sweet toffee, caramel, toast, fruit and hints of cocoa. It kind of tastes like a cross between an English Strong Ale and a Winter Warmer/Old Ale. Pretty tasty stuff.
maxwelldeux (4081) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish dark amber color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose has some nice toasting to it with just a hint of caramel coming through. Taste isn’t sweet, and has a nice dry bite to it that really highlights the toasting. Nice drink.
marcus (7183) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours hazy amber with a rich fluffy beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty brown malt flavor that is pretty bitter for an English Ale. Very tasty.