argo0 (11581) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(RBSG04) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, bread, floral, light cherry. Medium sweet, earthy, caramel, light cherry. Medium body.
bhensonb (11364) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from PC Market of Choice in Ashland. Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roast malts with a hint of chocolate. Near med body. Flavor is roast malt, medium dark fruits, mixed hop. It seems pretty balanced on malt vs. bitter. Itís certainly more dry than not. Iím thinking the cousins might recognize this - fairly low ABV, not strongly bitter (to me), but bitter.
Ratman197 (10074) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poure a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, graininess, earthiness, light tobacco and light tea. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavorsof carmel, toasted malt, earthiness and light graininess with a smooth dry lingering toasted malt finish.
JoeMcPhee (8530) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber-brown pour. Nice toasted malt character with a it of caramel and toffee. A fairly assertive woody hoppiness along with a decent bitterness. Lingering caramelly sweetness but itís accented by the bitterness. Simple ASA but it drank good.
3fourths (8203) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2005 Horse Bass, Portland, July 2004. Dark red with a spicy nose, moderate wood notes with some bready spices and nutmeg. Very mild flavors but still strong.
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Porters in Medford:   Garnet in color, off-white head, fairly large, sticky lacing.   Looks decent enough.   Nutty nose, malty, certainly biscuity.   Marris Otter malts on the tongue?   At least that is what I think it is, very biscuity.   Malty, but not heavy.   Lighter example of the style, but decent enough.   Body and mouthfeel border between moderate and full.   Slightly fruity on the exit.   Decent beer, not so heavy with the biscuit aspect, which I dislike if too heavy.   Fairly well balanced, obviously the hop side of this is miniscule.   Simple and enjoyable.
douglas88 (6236) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Green Dragon. Pours a cloudy toffee color with a medium beige head. A sweet nose of caramel and fruit. The flavor is well done: toffee, chestnuts, very dusty, light fruity hops. Smooth, yeasty. Good.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat fruity, dark fruit, nutty nose, a little toast, roast and earthy hop characteristics. Pours dark brown, auburn and shit. Nutty, fruity, dark fruit, a little tropical, dry, earthy. Nice mix of flavors. Dry finish, Beer is somewhat thin.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown color. Small head. Aroma is malty, fruity and sweet. A medium to full bodied Strong Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Smooth taste. Nicely balanced. Nice sweet finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Strykzone (5038) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle sent by Hayduke. Enjoyed during a facebook chat. This beeer poured a mahogany brown and was mostly clear. A tan that was one finger at best but that had strong retention. A very unique nose was sweetness and rye. The flavor began with huge rye and grain. That grain was complex and made me wish I was more familiar with varieties of it. Chocolate and rye were tasted but other nuances were missed. Late, some hops began to emerge. They were mildly bitter and offered soft fruit. This was such a fun beer to sample and rate. Beginning with a unique blast it later allowed nuances to be tasted. Thanks, Ron!