SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber - pours clear, reddish brown with faint white head; thin, syrupy, stale and malty; fruity, bready aromas; pretty blah flavor wise IMO
zizzybalubba (1302) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at Logan’s 2009 pre-GABF Party. Brownish-orange pour. Sweet aroma but lightly hoppy. Dull and somewhat watery taste. In my opinion, this was just not very good, especially given the buildup from the aroma.
19Ei8hty (1132) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, syrupy malt backbone. Deep grainy body that was ridiculously chewy. Heavy fruit notes with toffee and molasses. Oily and a little vegetative. Messy drink.
3fourths (7768) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark/burnt caramel brown. nose: oxidized caramel malt, burnt maple, light notes of acetone, dirt/soil/minerals. chewy, syrupy, over-sweet approach. medium body, turns mildly frothy in the finish with a black pepper and spiced molasses note. finish is resinous and deeply rich, but it’s really the only positive attribute of this beer. not one of their best efforts.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Liquid Sunshine. Pours red-amber, with a poor head and little lacing. Fruity, sweet, grassy, caramel. It’s a bit boozy, and rather sweet, but interesting nonetheless.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet caramel thistle aroma, simple, warm with heat, strong roast, leathery tannic finish.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Skyview for sharing this one. This is a very earthy beer, with dirt and vegetable flavor. Quite sweet with malt, no perceivable hops. Very smooth, but thick and heavy also. The alcohol is well hidden. It becomes sweet and the palate smoother as it warms.
GodOfThunder (1243) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to JMFG for the Pelican goodness. Malt flavors with some chocolate, brown sugar and other sweetness. More and more malts. Good stuff.
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom on 5/11/09
Fairly Murkey Brown with a slight ruby glow towards the bottom of the glass with a off-white to slightly beige head. The aroma is very malt forward, lots of sweet aromas, caramel, maybe some brown sugar although faint. The flavor is full of strong smokey, sweet malts and thats really all I get. It seems to be full-bodied and syrupy with a slight semi-dry finish. This isn’t my kind of beer but I’m definitely trying to warm up to more of this style.
BrewDad (4600) - Olympia, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber – Pelican Brewing Co. – Pacific City, OR
Aroma: Great dark malt aroma with lots of sweetness coming out.
Appearance: Brown in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Big Scottish flavors smokey, fresh, with sweet malt. This was blended very well.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a Good Scottish Mouthfeel.
Overall: Big malty flavors with this brew. Love the finish and this beer was just plain tasty. I will be getting this again for sure.