rmussman (1701) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
A really solid big bodied maltfest. Really liked this brew. A bit of spices but really a powerpack of malts that are awesome! papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2012 Bomber from Plaza Wine and Spirits in Mira Mesa: Chill haze dark caramel amber color with a medium, fading beige head. Aroma is toffee, raisin and prune. Flavor starts rich caramel and dark fruit with hints of dark rum followed a little cinnamon and a hint of clove with a light bitter finish balancing the rich start. Medium-full body is smooth and oily with moderate carbonation. ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
On tap at Downey brewing it has a dark amber color. Not a strong aroma but what there is its toasted fruits. The taste has caramel and some honey to it, kind of like a candied sugar. In the end there there is more dark fruits. Texture is very rich with a smoothh finish. Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Pours a clear ruby color with a thin white head. Aroma bubblegum, vanilla and banana bread. Taste is sweet, fruity, cherry, spicy, herbal and delicious. I’m more impressed than I thought possible coming from Karl Strauss. beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours a dark orange in color. Really quite sugary sweet but not cloying at all. Seems a little weak for a quad but an interesting take for a Cali Christmas.
monk191 (1978) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Very interesting Belgian style. Smells of cherries, and pours a deep red. Quite sweet taste of cherries and vanilla. But not too overwhelming. Sipping beer.
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Bomber. Shared bottle on Christmas. Pours a dark brown, caramel color. Smells of toffee and dark fruits. A malt lovers dream, smooth on the palate will just a hint of the alcohol flavor lingering. If you like holiday barleywines then this the the beer for you. bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Ri9ch amber beer with a beige head. Caramel and yeast aroma with light banana, spice, and light alcohol. Caramel and yeast flavor with spice, banana, and frutiiness. Medium-plus bodied. caramel and yeast lingers with banana, spice, and frutiiness. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #13. Dark brownish red color with a beige head. Sweet aroma, brown sugar, dark fruits, caramel. Mild flavor at first, more dark fruits, molasses and a light roast bitterness, burnt sugar. (2077) RedSox2004 (1895) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Clear amber/brown with minimal head and lace. Rich aromas of cherries, caramel, fig, and rum. Caramel came forward in the flavor profile, but the rum-soaked cherries were still strong. Burnt candy sugar and yeastiness give it a sense of authenticity I really wasn’t expecting. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily mouthfeel, and a dark fruit sweetness in the finish. I was ready to smack this down for calling itself a quad, but as I worked through it, I came to really appreciate it. A rather pleasant surprise.