cmonster (897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
November, 2008 batch. Bomber served in a snifter. Clear ruby-brown in color. Classic wee heavy nose. Big caramel malts… very similar to Stone’s Double Bastard. Has nuts, molasses, fruit cake, pit fruit, and ripe cherries. Medium body, full flavor. Decent carbonation. Creamy and sticky. Cherry skins. Sticky, prickly finish. Coats your lips. I barely have half a snifter down and thinking the rest of the bomber is going work me over. Only 8.0% huh?...
hamilton23 (546) - Alpine, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 22oz bottle from BastionShaw. Pours dark brown/chestnut in color. Nose was smoked malts, some peat and lots of caramel/toffee. Flavor followed the nose. Sweet, malt bomb with just the right amount of smoked peat flavor in there. I really enjoyed this one.
jstraw (1654) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Darker copper with creamy, beige head / Sweet, clean nose of spun sugar, red grape, and coffee / Medium to full body, sweet and syrupy, some chew, decent hop balance / Flavors of toffee, coffee, spun sugar, chocolate, peat, and lavender / Another solid brew from Pelican.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased a 22-oz bomber from the brewery’s internet sales. Pours a dark copper amber brew with an average off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin white ring yes has a decent lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with some dried peat, flowery hops, figs and a touch of toffee. Taste is full bodied, some carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, more peat and smoke flavor than scent with flowery and toffee. Finish is semi-sweet with some mild alcohol presence with a smooth caramel malt aftertaste. One of Pelican Pub’s finest!
TimE (2586) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Polished off a bottle last night at a party, but it was too awkward to take notes. Moderately sweet, alcohol was well hidden. Lots of cherry, toffee, fig, whisky and milk chocolate notes. The mouth was fairly smooth and malt accented. Finished with lingering toffee notes. Very well put together.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Dan Journal #463. Tasted 4/16/11. 22oz bomber. Filtered with a dark ruby, amber hue. Off white bubbled ring of head. A really nice toasty nose with subtle cocoa notes. Full bodied with a sweet malt flavor. Subtle effervescence. Toasty and slightly sweet malts. Decent alcohol burn. Very tasty and surprisingly fresh! Well rounded with subtle citrus notes to compliment the sweet malts. Really nice!
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Deep caramel, thin sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing. Huge malty aroma, caramel, a little peaty, with gobs of dark pitted fruit sweetness. The caramel malt is big and sweet with this one. Heavy on the tongue, very malty, sweet, toffee, caramel, dark pitted fruit, slight peat. This is tasty! Full bodied, thick mouthfeel. Very slight sour tinge on the backside, but its minor. Overall, malty, sweet, caramel and toffee, bready, slightly peaty, and just plain yummy.   Malt bomb!
DuffMan (5193) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, purchased from the brewery 2 months ago. Pours a dark amber orange with golden highlights and a bubbly tan head. Sweet toffee and tea aroma, hints of dark fruits. Flavours are all malt initially, with caramel-on-toast, sponge toffee, and a subtle earthiness that leans more toward dried leaves and tannins than it does toward true peatiness. Some vague fruit nuances too. Warming and smooth... delicious.
PhillyBeer2112 (2437) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy hopscotch. Reddish copper color. Heavily caramelized melanoidin malt nose. Maybe there’s a hint of spicy hop. Flavor is nicely caramelized sweet malt dominated.
bhensonb (8991) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours very ruddy dark copper with a slight beige head. Aroma of pretty roasted malt with hints of chocolate and treacle. Full bodied. There’s a suggestion of smoke, there’s very smooth heavily roasted malt, and it’s sort of like sucking on a Sugar Daddy. Bits of medium dark fruit are present - not dates - but in that direction. Incredibly smooth. Finishes darkly fruity, roasted caramelly, and certainly less than dry. Drinks way too easily.