badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear dark copper with a creamy tan head. Nice rye bread, citrus, and roasted grain aroma and taste with a chocolate finish and a nice smooth creamy palate.
reebtogi (5522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bomber pours brown in color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass as it settles. Aroma is caramel and grains. Taste is a spicy hop bitterness with an underlying malty sweetness. Light to medium body with nice carbonation. A well done brew that I recommend to others.
dwyerpg (5497) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I thought this was pretty nice. A beautiful brown with a nice head, the flavor is a little different but surprisingly smooth.
EithCubes (5475) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bomber. Stale yeasty nose out of the bottle, hints of rubbery autolysis, pours a deep murky copper/dark brown in the glass with a creamy beige head. Taste is bitter, burnt, very rubbery, touch of plastic, dry and stripping, light grain, black patent, some smoke. Medium body, smooth and creamy, nice lace. Whatever rye they used is overwhelmed but the burned and smokier notes. Very subtle chest warming, alcohol is under control here. The damage isn’t too bad here, and it’s not an utter drainpour, but this did nothing to allay my disdain for this brewery. It’ll be another year or two until I buy another bottle, guys, get your act together.
Pyrmir (5410) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Opaque brown with nearly no head. Aroma is spicy, green tea and rye. Taste is sweet, not too heavy on the hops and with nice rye notes.
thornecb (5407) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep mahogany into an English pint. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Sourdough and roasted nut aromas. Medium bodied with spicy pumpernickel upfront turning to sourdough before the earthy bitter finish.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice malt build and hops balance. Decent amount of smoked aroma and flavors. Very nice beer.
AshtonMcCobb (5036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On keg at the Bow Bar.
Appearance - chestnut with some orange chinks. Nice head.
Nose - brown bread, light smoke. A hint of dried fruit.
Taste - big dried fruit cake thing. Lovely smoky backdrop.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a balanced dry finish.
Overall - reminds me of Schlenkerla Fastenbier. Delicious.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a a mellow golden amber color. Aromas of wheat, caramel, some spice. In the flavor there are hints of orange, grapes, with a slight bitter finish.
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap. reddish brown with small head. i’m completely unfamiliar with the style, and this is rather odd. medium malt base with some spicy rye. earthy. doesn’t work for me.