bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours deeply ruddy copper with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma is pretty roasted malt with some herbal hop. Near full body. Flavor is very roasted malt, with a brown sugar aspect, and the hop is hard to pin down. There’s a lot of hop, but this one is malt dominate. Drinks pretty good.
marcus (7554) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a nice tan head and a coffee and treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses and burnt toast flavor with a long dry finish.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #3. Solid. Dark amber pour. Aroma had a light nutty toast with a bit of caramel sweetness. Easy to drink, seemed like a big brown ale to me, more nutty toast and an underlying sweetness. (2278)
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper beer with a dark cream head. Caramel andlight grapefruit aroma. Caramel and pine flavor with grapefruit. Medium bodied. Caramel and pine lingers with grapefruit.
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s always nice to try a local beer, but it didn’t astound me. It’s an average brew to me as I’ve many a strong ale before - relatively. Expected aroma of bread and caramel; translucent murky orange-brown body with orange-red highlight and soapy head and lacing; balanced taste without any notable flavors; average mouthfeel; decent overall.