StevieT (2013) - AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2014
From a 1 pint bottle. Roasted malt aroma, deep brown colour, pleasant hops fruit flavours and malt smoothness, subtle hints of coffee and chocolate. I really like this beer, I’d happily drink it all day. slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Dark brown pour. 1" white head. Sweet aroma. Nice balance between the malts and hops. My first Clown Shoes, not the last. puboflyons (3432) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2010
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. There is not lot code or date. It pours an opaque brown with about a half-inch of light tan, silky head that settles down. There are hues of chestnut on the edge of the glass. The aroma is very enticing with its earthy esterws such as pine and nuts. Light malts mingle with btter hops to enhance the balance of the scent. The body is nice and full but also very smooth and soft on the tongue. There is a pleasant earthiness in the taste as well coupled with crystal malts and a damp, hop finish . Very good. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Aroma is chocolate: oily ans syrupy. Crumbly cookies, slightly burnt. Hint of roasted plums.
The fluffy meringue of of head lasts forever. Brownish brick red. Thick and cloudy. Head is astounding. Scant lace.
Dates, plum, raisin flavors. A chocolatey base, roasted, nutty and well-malted. Hazelnut. Sweetish finish, with can sugars.
Feels oily, buttery smooth. Creamy and milky. Touch of pleasant grit. A really beautifully balanced beer: by turns roasted, nutty and slightly sweet. dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2011
This is pretty good too. Lots of sweetness, but tasty enough. Certainly good packaging. Make me drink more brown ales.
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Bomber pours chocolate brown with amber edges and tan head. The aroma offers up roasted malts, a bit of spicy hops, a touch of earthy chocolate malts and a faint sensation of burnt maltiness. The taste is rich dark roasted malts and spicy hops to start and then it grows into more burnt malts and more biter resiny hops. At the edges I get thin ribbons of dark roasted coffee and chocolate malts. Tasty stuff indeed. wlajwl (6809) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2011
The aroma is hops and earthy malts. The flavor is mixture of decently bitter hop bite and a caramel malt backbone. A pretty good brown ale, decently balanced. bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bomber from Half Time. Pours dark brown with a creamy 4 finger beige/tan head. Aroma (through a lot of foam) is dark malt, chocolate and probably resin hop. Full bodied. Flavor is lots of hop, chocolate, maybe a touch of coffee, definitely pretty darkly roasted malt. It has that brown ale malt flavor, but mixed with other things. Floral finish? Can’t say no, but the flavors are so strong I’d never have seen that on my own. Complex and amazing ale. Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2012
Clear dark red beer, beige head. Malty aroma, quite sweet, generous hops, coffee, roasted malts, bitter chocolate and ash. Sweet malty flavour, bitter hops, milk chocolate and mocha. Silky mouthfeel, Finish caramel and roasted malts.
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2012
Not your typical brown ale, but as it isn’t my favourite style, for me that isn’t a bad thing.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT3, Oirschot. Courtesy of Benzai)
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 65cl bomber @ Delirium Hoppy Loft courtesy of and shared with Ronny (rlgk).
Brune, col beige café au lait.
Arôme malté grillé, houblonné avec un profile levure laissant en retrait des pointes de houblon citronné.
Palais, malté grillé voire café restant dans le bon style des brunes américaines, le tout conserve une pointe de grains et sec en fin de bouche. Le tout est complémenté par un profile houblonné profond laissant pas mal de belles notes citronnées donnant un clin d’œil à des houblons européens.