kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from LIquor Depot (Tampa, FL). Pours a generally hazy dark cola brown with a one finger tan head that settles slowly and laces the glass. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of fresh nuts, caramel, candy sugar, ripe dark fruit, brown sugar, hints of molasses and toffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, sweet raisins, caramel, brown sugar, molasses and hints of toffee and coffee toward finish. Generally medium body with a pleasing sweet and malty finish.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, 2009, thanks to bu11zeye, almond colored pour with a wine like balsamic nose, flavors of almond, maple syrup and soy, finish is sweet also
Palidor19 (2871) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
one thing is certain, there is plenty of raisin flavors, deep sweet flavor and lots of malts. which in the caramel and some candy flavor. barely any hop. still very good.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The nose is too sweet, it’s got fruit (raisins, figs, dark fruit in general), syrup, malt, yeast, and toffee. The appearance is deep amber with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is a tad thin but OK. Overall it’s a very decent beer but cloyingly sweet.
Drake (7842) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 once bottle from State Line Liquors. Pours a ruddy copperish brown with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee and raisins. Taste is sweet toffeeish malts, raisins and a subtle leafy hop note. Full bodied.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at nearbeer’s Spring Cleansin’. Pours dark mahogany with tan head. The aroma is toffee, caramel, some green wood, wet moss, and yeast. The flavor is chalk, caramel, and lots of raisin bread. Lacks the complexity needed to stand out in the style, but it’s still pretty tasty.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, thanks to lithy for sharing this one. Garnet-mahogany with a lasting disc of cream. Smells of smoky prunes, toffee and corn. Flavor is molasses, raisin, corn and rum. Medium body is smooth and has an alcohol-warmth that seems like more than 8.5%.
dalekliz (824) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a deep dark brownish-red with a white ring. Sweet aroma, of malt, dark fruits, sugar, and berries. Taste is very sweet, of sugar, malt, berries. Lingering sweetness. Tasty.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAR 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. 2009 batch. Poured out a deep reddish brown, with no head whatsoever. Aromas are rum soaked raisins, brandy barrels, dried prunes. Flavors are big and bold. Rum soaked raisins, dark dried fruit, prunes, alcohol.
Alcohol is noticeable off the bat.
A tad too hot right now. Could age into a perfect beer in a year or two.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer’s Spring Cleansin’. Sample from a bottle shared by me thanks to mcox90. Pours a red-brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of malty grapes, cherries, some brown sugar. Taste is brown sugar sweetness, rum, plums, prunes, cherries, and raisins.