MikeEnIke (6) - - NOV 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance - Pours a deep brown/red color. Clear with a nice frothy head. Lighter head on the beer, immediately clings to the glass and persists.Aroma - Smell immediately fills your nose with sweet flowery notes. Has the nose of an IPA with big citrus and floral American hops. The nose lingers, to the point I thought I had some still on my upper lip. Really great smell.Taste - Mouth instantly coated with strong bittering hops. Nothing unappealing, but clearly a hoppy beer; however, unlike an IPA, there is some clear focus on the malt with this brew. A nice dark malt has enough sweetness to balance some of the bitter and give it a light roasty flavor. Smell and Taste work hand in hand on this brew to make a great final product. Hop heavy, but malt wasn?t ignored. Alcohol burn is present, especially in the after taste, but not necessarily a negative. Citrus/grapfruit flavor really comes in after a few sips. Delicious hop blend. Mouthfeel - Feels slightly heavy initially, but quickly lightens up with the carbonation. Balanced nicely with the carbonation, not a meal in the glass, but not "refreshing". Good mouthfeel.Overall - Not the perfect beer, but delicious. Clearly similar roots to Arrogant Bastard, will have to look up comments on the two. Strong alcohol, but not overbearing alcohol flavor. Hoppy up front with a nice malty sweet balance on the backend. The bomber won?t be going to waste, that?s for sure.
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice deep dark golden brown. Aromas of hay, hop flowers, carmel malts, candy sugar, honey. Flavor: oak, caramel malts, grapefruit, light hops, brown sugar, and alcohol
zgaier (1860) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a copper brown with a tan head and aroma of citrus, hops, and pine. Taste is of hops, pine, and grapefruit with malt and caramel coming through into the bitter, earthy finish.
jjgmd (1927) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
With Z, pours a dark mahogany brown with a small beige head. Nose is sweet caramel and toffee with wisps of alcohol. Taste is very sweet with strong malty caramel and toffe notes. Finish is on the same tasting notes with a long sweet caramel finish. Quaff Score 7 / 10
Inbreak (4118) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18.06.2013, tap @ Blind Tiger Ale House NY:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, sweet and roasted, dark malts, hops, burnt caramel, wet leafs, dried fruits, grass. Taste is rich and sweet, dark malts, lots of hops, burnt caramel, wet leafs, dark sugar, dark dried fruits, grass. Longlasting bitterness. Nice.
hershiser2 (1830) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Market Street Wine Shop - downtown.
So it says don’t cellar - well, this has been precellared because they never sold it. Best by January 1, 2015, sampling 2/5/16.
Pours a murky reddish brown. Aroma of dark fruits, a hint of smoke, earthy. Lightly sweet and lightly spiced.
Taste is lightly funky fruits, chocolates, raisins, wood, alcohol, pine, citrus peel, cover.
I wonder how much the "drink me now, don’t cellar" mattered.
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from a friend. Darkish pour with an amazing head on this one. Aromas of dark fruit and some citrus hops. Flavors of wood and raisin and bitter hops. My favorite Bastard I think.
BeerRenter76 (656) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally sampled on 12/2/14. Deep amber colored body with a thin off white cap that leaves some spotty lace. Aromas of sweet slightly toasted malts, lots of grapefruit, citrus, and pine. Flavor is predominantly pine sap and grapefruit rinds, some oak in there as well and some lightly toasted malts. None of the sweetness from the aroma crosses over. Overall another good brew from Stone..
markducommun (823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lighter mahogany brown, almost yellow at the edges with a light tan head. Strong vanilla and molasses, bourbon alcohol notes, cereal grains. Bitter alcoholic tang, big sweet and almost biscuity malt body. Strong amount of alcohol, very oily, thick. Long finish. Outstanding, albeit crazy, beer.
drpimento (2896) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, and follows its description, but the extreme bitterness in the finish yields some off tastes that aren’t hurt a bit, ditto the slightly soft body.
mysticbrew (106) - - MAY 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown amber with an off-white/tan head. Smokey aroma with a malty flavor of spice. Surprisingly light body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone