deyholla (11482) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2014
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a strong grain note with light resin, a bit of pine and a touch of booze. Flavor has grain and resin with some earthy pine in the finish. BeerdedDave (1662) - Beckley, USA - JUL 21, 2014
a very good, well balanced beer; amber color; floral hop and caramel malt aroma; nice hop profile with bready, caramel malt and fruit notes wlajwl (6738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Aroma is malts, fruit, toffee and leather. The flavor is fruit, malts, toffee, slightly coarse texture, slight liquor notes, mild alcohol and a tangy/sour finish. FestDecBeet (412) - - JUL 19, 2014
Look: pours a dark amber. White head. That hangs around.
Smell: malt. Piney hops.
Taste: pine. Caramel malts.
Feel: very dry. Medium carbonation.
Overall: not terrible. But not what I thought it would be.
commonmac (1202) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Tap pour from Happy Gnome. Rich mahogany with a creamy head. Aroma is dark fruit...plum. Definitely hits you with bitter notes at the onset and throughout. Some malty characteristics but not a ton of sweet going on. Finish is interesting...lots of bitter...kind of enjoyable...not something I want to have again though. Falls short of similar varieties. Better available.
jmohno (1610) - Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Clear dark amber pour,foamy frothy head lasting a while. Lace. Aroma had a mix of malty and hops fruit/herbal light pine. Somewhat nutty with burnt caramel, mineral. Taste is smooth and matly with burnt nutty caramels. Sharp pine herbal bitter. Some heat and astringentness, minerally burton esb quality. Dry kinda boozy. zoucrew102 (1803) - - JUL 5, 2014
Bomber, 2014 vintage. Spicy hop aroma with sweet caramel malt notes. Pours amber-ruby colored with a thin off-white head and decent lacing. Starts with a sweet caramel as well as some nuttiness. Finishes dry with spicy floral hop flavors as well as a bit of bitterness and alcohol. Pretty good. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
22oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Shared with Tarra K. Mostly clear dark red color. Kind of hazy with lots of chunky particles inside. Thin off-white head. Dots and ropes of lace, kinda loose. Looks solid. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Toasty malt, lightly spicy. Dark fruit, some earthy hop. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Light bit of alcohol heat, but it’s otherwise well-hidden. Pretty solid tasty stuff, it works well. ryecatcher (1432) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bomber. Pours nice, deep amber, with a dense, medium light golden-white head (not rocky nor near-white as in the bottle description) , very nice retention and lacing though. Nose is heavy caramelly malts with whiffs of orange, Juicy Fruit gum, Mouth is medium-full bodied, medium sweet and bready, caramel, apricots, oranges, pound-cake, some honey and vanilla. Hops are kinda lacking. Decent, but not really remarkable. alexsdad06 (10265) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle at home from early backlog notes. Pours a slightly hazy amber copper color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, ripe fruits, some background yeast, toasted bread, lightly nutty with mild to moderate spices. Good, not great.