ben4321 (6676) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Half Time, 10/14/12
bisc06 (3) - New York, USA - OCT 9, 2012 does not count
Aroma: The nose is fairly caramel, with some toasted malts, and light floral hops
Appearance: It pours a dark reddish-orange color with an off-white head and fizzy lace
Flavor: The taste is medium sweet, fairly malty/caramel, with a light hop bitterness in the finish
Palate: The body is medium, it feels a little creamy, it has an average carbonation, and a lightly dry finish
I’m rater # 11 of this one. As for the beer, it is solid, not great, but not bad. Those looking for a top of "style" (yes, I know, this is a fake style) offering may be disappointed, but those looking for a decent beer surely will not. Solid job here by Cortland.
An easy drinking beer and high alcohol despite is smoothness. This one you’ll definitely want to keep in your fridge vault. Malty smooth and sweetness overtakes this beer with just enough hops to keep you satisfied. Invite your friends over to try this they can’t miss out on this beast. AKThunder (167) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2012
A very good Ale with a strong presence of carmel. Dark amber appearance, the taste is smooth, and the palate is a medium to full body. blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle. Hazy amber with an off white head. Toasted and sweet caramel malts, floral hops, lighter earthy notes, and a hint of fruity sweetness. Not bad. bhensonb (15618) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bomber from Half Time. Pours murky dark amber with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, but the hop is ? Full bodied. Flavor is roasted malt with hints of dark fruit. I’m sure there’s hop, but I’m just not getting it, unless it’s citrus. And I don’t mean I taste citrus, I mean there’s a sour aspect that might be citrus. With all the malt there doesn’t seem to be something offsetting it I can lay a name to. But there is something cutting against it. Earthy hop? Best I can do. This is a tasty drink tho. Think I’d have pegged it at 8 or 9%.
Ratman197 (15220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, light yeast and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and fruittiness with a smooth lingering eartyhy/fruity finish. MaBeer1972 (2144) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 14, 2012
A deep amber brew. Light tan head. Fruity-roasty aromas. Flavor is on the slightly fruity-sweet side. Medium body. Some roastiness on the backside. Clean finish. I like a bit more roastiness in my ambers though. jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2012
on tap-pours hazy dark amber with a rich light tan head that laces. Aroma is pine. Sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste follows. Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
A reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, biscuit and caramel malt, fruity esters, a bit of floral hops. In mouth, a smooth sweet caramel, astringency, herbal hops, not bad. On tap at brewery, Dec. 3 2011. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011
Sample at the brewery, served cold. 03DE11.
App.: Really cloudy orange-amber with a yellowish-tan head.
Aroma: Strong, rich, fruity, malty, bubble gum esters, really malt-forward.
Palate: Medium body, fairly lively effervescence.
Flav.: Rich fruity malts tempered with citrusy hops; slightly off dry with fair bitterness and a fruity caramel finish.