jjgmd (1866) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a a dark muddy brown pour with a java colored losse head. Nose is deep malt and caramel with a bit of liquid smoke. Taste is very rich malt and intense caramel with smoke and some sweetness breaking through. Finishes on the same rich and heavy tasting notes, definitely heavy on the palate while drinking and through the finish. Alcohol buried in the taste. Quaff Score 7 / 10
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of caramel malt. Sweet, rich, almost syrupy but not cloying. Not too strong or bacony, just a nice oaky smoke flavor.
lmatos (28) - San Juan, Alabama, USA - JAN 27, 2014
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Nice smoky aroma and a nice appearance. Is to bitter, smoky and bitter for my taste. Seems a little bit salty
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle served in a Allagash cervoise glass
Batch - 1
A - Dark brown tea colored body with 2 fingers of yellowish tan head. Bubbles are fine and stick to the glass quite well. Excellent retention for such a high abv.
S - Toasted bread, faint smokiness in the background, some fruity yeast wrapped in a hefty malt bill, toasted caramel, smokey molasses, candied bacon
T - Sweet upfront followed by salty caramel, molasses, brown bread, sticky dried dark fruits, smoke is very faint is only an accent to the strong malt base. Finishes sticky, nutty, and sweet.
M - Full bodied, creamy carbonation, sweet rich finish.
Sweeter than expected. Wish the smoke showed up a bit more. It needed another balancing component to combat the malts. Drinks very easy for such a high ABV. I would have never have guessed his to be ABV 9.4.
Not sure how old this is but I think batch - 1’s smoke has faded.
Serving type: bottle
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like a bag of teriyaki jerky. It is a golden brown. Taste is very jerky/malty.
Ericular (891) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear red-orange amber with fizzy head and decent lacing. At first whiff, cold, freshly poured, the aroma is all smoked meats and jerky. At this point, I don’t even know if I’m going to be finishing this bomber. The flavor was similar, but more tolerable due to sweeter caramel malts and a light earthy bitterness. Smoky throughout. Alcohol well-hidden, better as it warms and settles. No problem finishing at the end, but this style still hasn’t won me over yet.
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. Ruby amber with orangish head. Aroma very malty, caramel, slight smoke and dark sugar. Taste is similar, toffee, dark sugar, perfume and alcohol.
gnoff (9283) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 1 pt 6 fl oz, at Printz in Stockholm (Tele2 Arena) on October 26, 2013.
Marked with Batch No. 2 on the back label.
Hazy reddish brown color, small tan head. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent. Some more complex sugars and higher alcohols. Malty, toffee, some light smoke, sweet taste. Grainy and sweet aftertaste. Medium a bit fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Also some smoked aftertaste. Bottle wasn’t gushing, but was slowly working the foam/head out of the bottle by itself. A light Fusarium contamination on the grains perhaps?
thorongil2 (2066) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) clear bright amber colour with a small tan head; aromas of smoke, roast, toffee; thick palate; rich and balanced flavour; very nice
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a little lighter in color and more carbonated then expected for a double bock. Otherwise this is a tasty beer and the best offering I’ve tasted from Samuel Adams so far. Nice smoky taste with a sweetness that actually reminds me more of a barley wine then a double bock.