rondphoto (3843) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ Liquor Barn / Lexington KY --- Aroma of malt. Clear dark brown with orange edges, deep tan two-finger head that never quits, dots and spots of lace. Taste is rich malt and toffee with a chewy body that avoids being thick or heavy. Medium fizz on the swallow leads to an edgy citrus hop finish that is leavened by it-never-left toffee. Well-balanced, complex, great body, an overall solid beer that I will drink again. (I started the bomber thinking I would rate and dump the rest, but not this one. Game on!)
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head a good lacing. Nose of citrus. Medium body. Flavor is Aromas of resin and grapefruit. Med+ body. Flavor is coffee and chocolate with a lot of citrus. Dry bitter finish. Quite tasty.
Fatehunter (2152) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a finger of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is roasted malt and bright lemon, grapefruit and pine.
The taste is creamy and citrus bitterness, an interesting, but good mixture.
The texture is soft and smooth.
It’s really enjoyable.
jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
With Z, a 22...pours a rich deep dark black pour with a nice Java head. Nose is malt wth hops and some licorice notes. Taste is hoppy , with nicely balanced malt , and mild bitterness. Finishes on the dry tasting notes with an abrupt ending . Solid ! Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1884) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours brown with a tan head and aroma of hops and roasted malt. Taste is hoppy as well with pine and citrusy notes finishing with roasted malt and toasty notes into the bitter finish.
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very deep brown/black color with an amazing tan, very cream head that has very strong staying power. Nose is very well balanced between a heavily toasted malt and a pungent citrus and bitter hoppiness. Flavor starts off a sweet caramel note but quickly transitions to a toasted Baltic porter flavor with a good dose of citrus and resiny hops. Body is very dense and high but very fine carbonation which is perfect. This beer had been aging a bit and seems really, really good with a little age (1-1.5 years). Overall a very good offering by sam.
rollinsr (552) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours midnight brown with fluffy tan head. Aroma is strong dark and figgy with mainly dark fruit notes. Flavor carries the fruits with some chocolate nutty dark malts as well with a smoky aftertaste.
JMerritt (1940) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours a very dark browned amber with a medium sized tan head. Nose is slightly piney atop caramels, charred wood and a touch of balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Caramels and toffees dominate the initial flavor, but it quickly turns into spicy and earthy hops. Finish is toasty breads and cocoa.
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, pine, coffee and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, pine, molasses, citrus and light caramel.