glennmastrange (2114) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt notes of grain and hay, moderate perfume and orange liqueur for the hops, light dough and musty for the yeast with date, white wine, wood and alcohol in the background. Head is average size, fizzy, off-white with some spotty lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is sparkling clear amber/orange. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic, and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, watery with a carbonation between soft and lively, and has a moderately alcoholic finish. This Imperial Pilsener has both complexity in the aroma and fine balance in the flavor.
EithCubes (4568) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bomber, name is almost as good as my homebrew "Badunkafunk". Nose is soft and malty, lightly Bohemian? Dark golden with plenty of carbonation and a finely-bubbled tan head. Heavy, weighty alcohol in the mouth, a real drawback, with a dominant caramel/dark malt base. Donít like this malt-hop combination or the yeast. Full-bodied and just way too heavy to enjoy, almost syrupy.
coldbrewky (1408) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber procured at Bourbon Street P-burg. Full bodied and to the point a powerfully honey sweet malt base encapsulated in single tone of biting hop. Took me awhile to finish this critter on such a hot day. Swimming in the neighbors pond did help it go down. Nose is well present as are the wavy legs. My brain hurts.
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Big malty aroma, with sweet crackers, cereal, straw, grass, and toast. Flavor of grass, toast, soggy cereal, brown sugar, and an odd, wet earthy note. Light-medium bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not my favorite style and this one seems fairly representative of it.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
20100612 Bomber from...Iím not sure where I got this, but I think I bought it at JR in Brielle. That makes sense, because this beer is coming across as kind of old. Medium orange-amber with a frothy beige foam. Aroma is sweet and malty with cracker, some lager yeast, and leafy malts, rosemary, mustard. Late oaky vanilla notes. Creamy on the palate with late mild bitterness. Not bad, and better than Iíd hoped. Kind of reminds me of a strong dunkel more than an imperial pils.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Leukenís Oldsmar. Pours dark yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, some yeast, and a bit of citrus. Flavor is similar with some vague hops in the finish. Light-bodied and ok overall.
emarkd (97) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whoa! Tons of carbonation in this one. I levered the cap off and the foam came running out the top. And I didnít shake it up - I promise. Pours with a cloudy orange color with a huge rocky head that lingers and lingers. Each sip leaves big chunks of lacing stuck to the glass. Looks nice. Aroma is very wheaty, pine resin, caramel, and something sharp. Taste is bitter with no strong flavor profile. Notes of pine, prunes, an indeterminate spice, caramel sweetness, alcohol warmth. Decent but not great.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Rating #126. I want to mention one thing before I get to the sensory elements, I noticed a fair amount of rust on the undersides of the crown and around the lip of the bottle, donít know how this will affect anything tbut Iím taking it into consideration during my rating. Slightly hazy orange/brown color with a thin dirty white head that left a nice little bit of lacing. Sweet caramel with some hops and a little oxidation, slightly metallic. Flavor is pretty good, slight bitterness and an underlying sweetness, decent mouthfeel with a moderate aftertaste, not bad. (1706)
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: 8/21/2010 Source:Maniac Caramel graininess with spicy hop aroma. Clear amber golden with small white head. Big spicy hop presence. An American dopplebock of sorts. Finish is moderately sweet with robust bitterness.
changeup45 (1698) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An amber color and pours out with a big fluffy creamy head that sticks around for a long time on top. Clumps of lacing stick to the glass after each sip. Strong flavors of melon, citrus, wheat, vanilla, solvent, with a sharp alcohol bite in the finish.This is pretty heavy stuff and not all that easy to consume. It comes across as a bit medicinal with kind of an upleasant sour tang in there. Every bit of the 9 percent abv shows and it even seems like it could be higher than that. This was drinkable but I didnít really like it.