Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/5/2010. From bottle. Depp amber with a white head. Sweet malty aromas with caramel and dried fruit. Light hoopy flavors, but mostly caramel. Not bad.
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (vintage Spring 2010) pours dark amber with average tan head that laces the glass nicely. Aroma of malts and fruit. Flavors of cherries, citrus, and lightly toasted malts with some wordiness and hints of honey.
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/08/2010: Redhook 8-4-1 Expedition Oak Aged Ale Brewed with Honey... Aroma: Citrus candy/syrup; light brown sugar; toasty malts. Appearance: Ruby/garnet color; shiny and transparent; creamy beige head. Flavor: Toasted pale malts, slightly grainy; citrusy; pretty sweet and slightly syrupy; falls off after the middle; dry oaky notes with a vanilla quality; mild bitterness (probably smoothed out by the oak). Palate: Medium body; starts a bit thick, but thins out a bit over the course of the bottle. Overall: Not half bad, good actually; better than expected; nothing fantastic and not worth the price.
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. by Vol. 9.5%). Rating #161 for this beer.
jkwalking05 (3701) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Amber in color with a large off-white head. Aroma is of oake, honey and pine. taste is of booze, grass, pine, honey and oak.
travita (3930) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The look is clear, golden in color, and has a beige colored head. The smell is caramel, malts, and ok with some hops. The taste is hoppy, bitterness, caramel, and malts.
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16th July 2011
Clear red - amber beer. Good pale tan head. Soft and semi dry palate. Smooth malt with a nice vanilla oak that doesn’t dominate. Well balanced by mellow hops - mildly bitter orange. Finishes with creamy malt and mild minerals. Dry. Nicely joined up. If not a tad dry this would have been in the 4s.
Lukaduke (2141) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a rich orange amber color with a finger of eggshell foam. On the nose there is a lot of sweet caramel, touch of dark fruit and a trace of smoke. The palate is kind of sticky with lots of toffee and brown sugar sweetness.... background notes of fig, dates and even a little raisin. Round barrel notes of vanilla and toasted oak... little touch of bitterness on the finish.
seymour (1414) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from bomber bottle into a rocks glass at the Royale gathering, thanks Kier! Cool bottle design and story, lots of cool ingredients/processes listed (honey, cherry-wood smoked malts, oak bourbon barrels, brown sugar...) but overall, the concept was more interesting than the resulting beer. Very faint aroma, but some subtle malt, hops and bourbon, no yeast, no smoke. Flavor was much more bitter than I expected, from hops but some husky burnt grain bitterness as well. Caramelly and a bit cidery. Medium body and carbonation, thin and slick mouthfeel, not as rounded and bready as I would’ve liked. Not bad, but not as good nor complex as presented.
CapFlu (4500) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Courtesy of Left4Beer. Wine and watercress. Thin palate, little finish... Cereal, figs. Bland.
--- reviewed on RateBeer.com
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber on sale for $1.99 at Sam’s Quik Shop, probably because it’s two years old. Pours a honey brown, lightly hazy with a small head. Nose shows faded NW hops, generous brown sugar, wild honey, and mild hints of oak--mostly in the form of vanilla. Smells sweet and tastes that way. Hop bitterness still present on the finish. Not super excited about this one.