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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our winter seasonal is available from mid October to February. Hoppy Holidays is the beer that started it all. Matt used to brew with winter ale on his stovetop at Christmas time for friends and family. Deep, rich, and flavorful; this ale will keep you warm on cold winter nights. Chocolate malt and aggressive hop additions provide a unique character that will linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bomber pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head that leaves light lacing. Smells of chocolate, pine, nuts and toffee. Tasted of all the same things with a good hop bite. Mouthfeel is thin and oily with light carbonation and a dry finish. Nice and hoppy for a winter seasonal almost black ipa territory. Liking the beer from this newer brewery the know what theyíre doing when it comes to hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (5733) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Tap at Baileys Taproom, Portland. Colour is dark brown with small creamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some sweetness, hints of hops, roastiness and malts. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours dark brown, finger off white head. Smell plain, bit sweet, bit nutty, toffee Taste hoppy up front, roasty nutty middle, alcohol on tail Light to medium body Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, toasted malt, earthiness and hints of citrus and pine. Palate was medsium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, earthiness and a hint of pine with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a dark reddish-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of sweet malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is malty up front with a hoppy aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours clear darkly copper/brown with a very slight beige head. Aroma of dark roasty malt with hints of chocolate and something suggesting hop. Near full bodied. Flavor is roasty, a little nutty, has some chocolate, and thereís some bitter which could be hop. The malt flavor is pretty dominant, so itís hard to pick out a hop type. Still, this stuff isnít all that sugary, and thereís bitter in the finish. Pretty drinkable stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (446) - Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More. Aroma: moderately roasted, caramel malt. Appearance: small, frothy, light-brown, initial head with fully diminishing longevity and very good lacing. Dark-brown/black, cola-colored body. Taste: moderately sweet initial taste and lightly bitter finish with nutty, roasted malt aftertaste. Long duration. Palate: full-bodied with dry texture and lively carbonation. Overall: very good. The sweet initial flavor offset the lightly bitter finish very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
amber pour, cream head. nose is fresh citrusy hops, chewy malts, grass, and fruits. easy on the palate, smooth hop notes, nice malt backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5720) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a nice, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, a bit of earthy hops, some deep caramel and toffee with a grassy and herbal kick at the end. Medium-bodied; Assertive hoppy flavour at first with earth and grass very strong, some pungent alcohol, all with a good and defined toasted malt backbone. Aftertaste shows some nice malt, a good dose of hops (but not overpowering) and a pleasant sweetness, very well balanced. Overall, a nice beer, Iím not sure why itís rating isnít higher - this is balanced and still showing a hint of complexity - nice. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington on 11-January-2013 for US$5.99 sampled at home in the real Washington on 02-February-2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Had at the Schooner Pub and Galley. Clear amber in color with bubbly white head. Very aromatic. Citrus hops and spices too. Tastes much like the nose. Busy flavor. Lots of hops and various spice notes. Body is above average. Too me this is like a winter IPA. Would drink again but may be a tad heavy on the spices.

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