Mrnoluv (358) - long beach, California, USA - DEC 5, 2016
The smell is hickory, molasses, sweet, the look is a very dark brown, almost a bbq brown. The taste is like drinking BBQ!!!! This is an incredible beer if you love smoked, hickory ajnepple (6995) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2016
22 oz bottle shared, purchased at Hy Vee Wine & Spirits - Muscatine. Black appearance with a light brown head. Aroma of smoked malts, roasted grain, light chocolate and hints of coffee. Similar flavor, adding moderate bitterness and mild sweetness. Medium to full body with a lingering smoky finish. Nice. DandyWolfFloyd (1212) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Aroma - has a mix of iron, peat, barley, beechwood smoke, char, jerky meatiness, and slight very subdued herbal nature.
Appearance - the body is black, and the head is around 2" and khaki in color. The head hangs around for a while. There is good wispy lacing.
Taste - is rich with big, but pleasant smoke. The smoke is similar to what you would get out of fine German Rauchbiers. I’m assuming the smoke comes from a fine beechwood smoked malt - the subtle notes of that malt beneath the smoke appear to have some molasses, barley, and some herbs. Overall you get smoke, peat, a slight meatiness (a smoked county sausage), molasses, and a slight roast.
Palate - body is approaching the full mark, texture is somewhat creamy and thick, the carbonation is average, and the finish smoky, meaty, and the faintest touch astringent. tsd08460 (1224) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Bomber from Total Wine in Chantilly, VA
Aroma: smoke, roasty, molasses, chocolate, earthy
Appearance: deep brown with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Excellent Learninbeer (625) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2016
The aroma is coffee, some smoke, malty. Pours almost black, with light brown head, fully diminishing and very good lacing. The taste is smokey bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. Very good!!
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2016
On tap at SLL tasting. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with thin tan head. Very smokey smell, with sweet malts. Very balanced taste, smokey, smooth, toasted malts, molasses, slightly bitter finish, with a smokiness lingering. Mouthfeel is full bodied, thick and silky Fujimo2000 (194) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Pours dark brown to black with a diminishing brown lacing. Aroma is smoke and burnt chocolate. Taste is smooth coffee and chocolate with smokiness. Very nice! OminouSC2 (848) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Dark brown color. Peat aromas, smoke, coffe and cacao. Really well balanced taste with smoke, roasted malt and chocolate. Medium bitter finish with wood and lingering smoke. Tried a second time thanks to Xebbe. zoucrew102 (2059) - - MAY 21, 2016
Bomber, 2014 vintage. Smokey aroma with notes of chocolate and roasted malt. Pours deep brown with a thin light brown head with poor retention and very little lacing. Starts with sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavors that has a rich, chewy mouthfeel. Finishes impeccably smooth with excellent smoke flavor wafting through the initial flavors to linger nicely on the palate. Well balanced and by far the best smoked beer I've had so far. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown with a small reddish brown head. Aromas of liquid smoke, sardines, and firewood. Flavors of chocolate, espresso, and smoke. Nice dry crisp finish. Smokey aftertaste stays with you for awhile.