17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a clear but very dark reddish dark brown with a medium foamy slightly creamy beige head. Aroma is fruity, lager yeast, some cookie dough, light roast, hint of hops, smells somewhat English. Flavor follows, off-dry, weird mix of cookie dough, fruity sweetness, bit of ashy roast, quicker finish leaving some ashiness behind with a vacant aftertaste. Doesn’t seem like 7%. Actually, as I drink the alcohol numbs the flavors a bit. Medium bodied, glassy, larger carbonation, thin feeling. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured brownish with an off white head. aroma of coffee and grains. flavor is bitter coffee and dark roast. body was light with high carbonation. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bomber. Pours hazy dark brown with small tan head. Aromas of cocoa, dark fruits, Ans roasted malts. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, bit of smoke, and a little coffee. Pretty tasty schwarzbier. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2009
On tap at the Hopleaf. They had the alcohol listed as 7.9% Pours a brown black with a beige head. I wasn’t expecting too much here, as most schwarzbiers end up disappointing. Touch of roasted malts, nuts, brown sugar, and bakers chocolate. Flavors were similar with herbal hops that give it a fresh bite. This is what I want most schwarzbiers to taste like. I think I’m underestimating this brewery too much based on a few bad batches of over ale, everything else has been surprisingly solid. The hops that are subtle but tasty can be quickly lost in a short amount of time with their brews. That said, pick up a bottle of this soon. User29624 (1683) - - NOV 15, 2009
22 oz bottle of this that I picked up @ Binny’s next to Goose. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma of roast with slight hops. Roasted malt with chocolate flavor, decent brew. I still need to get to their place.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Bomber; clear light brown with thin off-white head and minor lacing; light caramel, nuts, dry chocolate and sweet malt on the nose; smooth, crisp nuts and chocolate; silky sweetness, light cream and toasty grains; really digging this; some creamy coffee, mild roast, pecans and chocolate; crisp, clean and silky smooth; yummy, I could drink this all night FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bomber. Pours deep brown with some amber highlights around the edge with a small off white fluffy head. Aroma is toasted malts, a bit of cocoa, a hint of smokiness, a bit doughy with just a tiny bit of dark fruits. Flavor is sweet, lightly nutty, roasted and slightly burnt malts, chocolate and some coffee. Lightly bitter and dry finish. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Alright beer, nothing standing out ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks inflatablehair!! - Pours a dk cola brown with a small tan head...aroma is lt cocoa, roast and grain, charred wood...flavour is similar, thin and rich, dry gritty grain, cocoa and char...tasty... nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
Bomber from Sams/Binnys in Clybourn. Pours a dark shade of amber with a creamy tan head. Smells of toasted malt and licorice. Tastes of further malt, faint hops, baker’s cocoa, caramel, and vanilla. Are these house characteristics? Nice. satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2009
aroma is of licorice, light java and general roast. appearance is opaque center with caramelized edges. flavor is of licorice, strong vanilla that even overwhelms the present cocoa. touch of bitterness lingers on the center of the palate. lightly oily mouthfeel. pleasant beer with very well hidden ABV.