CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Pours a transparent dark brown with a nicely lacing, big, frothy light tan head. Lightly nutty, earthy, and caramely sweet aroma. Body starts with some good malty sweetness, a touch of English hoppy balance and a smooth, lightly chocolatey finish. Very drinkable and an enjoyable brown ale. blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2006
So so brown. For a small batch, i fail to find anything itresting about it. A dirty brown color with startard "brown" flavors. Ehhh FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2006
Bomber.. . Dark Brown w/ ruby hints, light tan head. Clear. . … Malty, molasses, toasty. No hop aroma. Pleasant. .. .. Malty and sweet. Clean. Long sweet finish. It even tastes ’brown’. .. .. Smooth palate. Medium-light carbonation - a bit sticky. . … Overall, a tasty brown ale that emphasizes malty sweetness and roasty grains. I’d have another. . …
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2006
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark brown body. Molasses-tart caramel aroma with a dry dustiness about it. Sweet crystal 120 flavor with chocolate, candi sugar and some light peach/apple fruitiness. Dry chalkiness in the finish, medium mouthfeel. A big brown but still boring like most browns. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2006
Bottle and served in a Newcastle Brown Ale pint glass: Cola brown with a nice frothy tan head and very good lacing. The aroma has notes of walnut, pecan, rye bread, dry powder mocha, and moderate earthy yeast esters. The taste is slightly twngy with a nice acidic background supproting the mild and nutty malts. There is sort of a metallic undertone to this beer. Smooth and simple but never boring which so many brown ales can be. The feel is chalky and short, the weak point of the beer. Just above average brown, an okay session brew good with simple foods.
jazz88 (2681) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 2, 2006
Bottle. A very dark brown color with a light brown head. A nutty malt and caramel aroma with a smooth palate and smokey flavor. Terminus (3689) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2006
bottle-pours deep brown with a caramel tinge around the rim of the glass with a nice beige topping. aroma is chocolate, nutty, somewhat salty and somewhat sugary as well. some husky and alcoholic astringency which makes it less pleasant. flavors are farily harsh malt husk with a big splash of alcohol when cold, but rounds out qutie a bit once it warms up. palate is full but somewhat boring with not much character. I like the idea of an imperial brown, but this one doesnt do it. some light earthy hops on the finish. ok, but not something i would pick up again steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Pours mid brown with slightish tan head. Slightly fizzy. Nose os mild caramel/malt with slight underlying biscuit character. Medium to light body with flavors of mild malt and caramel/chocolate goodness. Finishes wih slight dryness. Fair. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Bottle: Deep brown with ruby-red highlights. Chewy, medium body. Somewhat flavorful, with notes of milk chocolate, bread, nuts, brown sugar and caramel. Pinch of sourness. Aromas of toast and roast (nice at first, but they seem to fade to the point of being well in the background). Mildish bitterness follows. Nice -- yet common and predictable -- flavors and aromas. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Deep translucent wine-like red-brown, thin-medium creamy off-white head. Toasty, chocolatey aroma with grapeskin notes. Sweet body with chocolate and toast, brown sugar, and prickly alcohol. Red grapes add a fruity character. A surprisingly harsh brown ale; the flavors simply don’t meld well. I’m glad I’m not drinking the entire bomber.