scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Deep dark molasses grain aroma, reminds me of feeding horses. Dark ruby body, light tan head. Very robust toasty sweet grain, burnt on the edges, seems to defy gravity and resists the temptation to ooze on the tongue. Little chewy midpalate, fades away slowly, gently. People have run from brown ales so fast they’ve created a vacuum. and at 3 bucks a bomber, this fills that void spectacularly. Honestbrewer2 (16) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
A: Choclately, mealy, little to no hops.
A: Nice brown with ruby highlights and a nice off-white head lacing the glass. Very clean as well.
T: Malty with some underlying bitterness. Also it is nice and creamy at the finish letting me believe there is some flaked barley or such involved. Chocolate and slight roast.
P: Goes down nice and smooth.
O: I think this was a pretty good beer. It is definitely malt forward with just enough underlying bitterness to balance. I don’t think it’s a very complex beer but it is nice and smooth going down and clean.
ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2010
22 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Trader Joe’s in Roswell, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, brown body with some amber-hinted edges and layered with a light tan head.
Smell: Malty mélange of well toasted loaf bread, ground nuts, chocolate powder, caramelized sugars, and a splash of mild coffee. Notably fruity throughout.
Taste: Sweet malts, moderately nutty, toasty and with a solid taste of cocoa powder and lighter touch of burnt sugars. Steadfast fruitiness. Restrained hop character, though it yields some hints of herbs and citrus. Modest bitterness. Smidgen of roastiness. Drying, nutty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A good, malty, yet well-balanced brown at a good, sensible price. Paired as a nice contrast to the black bean and pumpkin soup I made this evening. joet (2655) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2010
good value, bitter, caramel, brown, tan head, nuts, cocoa, sweet, slightly creamy, nuts. Surprisingly well put together. Nothing too fancy but very well done. larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bomber from Trader Joe’s, poured darker brown with reddish hue, nice full light brown head. Malty nose, caramel, molasses, for sure on the sweet side. Taste is on the sweeter side, with just a hint of bitterness. Lively, almost cola like with a nice clean finish. A best buy at TJ’s, from a great brewery.
nearbeer (5559) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2013
650 ml. Clear, deep chestnut with a lasting covering of cream. Nose of toffee, citrus zest, resin, light coffee and oak. Taste is a great blend of the same plus some toasted walnut. Light-medium body is soft, has medium carbonation and is well balanced by a roasty, lightly hopped finish. Excellent brown. robzilla (86) - - JAN 31, 2012
Pours a nice dark but transparent brown with a medium tan head. Nose is mostly sweet malt, maybe a little chocolate. Taste is good and balanced, nice roasty malt and chocolate but there is bittering to it. This probably one of my favorites of this style, especially for the price. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 9, 2010
I tried this beer from a 22oz bottle that I bought at Trader Joe’s.
It’s a clear, dark brown pour with some hints of reddishness. The head is off-white and stays nicely.
With a medium body and a dry roasty, nutty flavor, I enjoyed this beer very much. Not bad for $1.99.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2010
22oz bottle. Medium brown color, light tan head. Flavor of burnt, toasted white bread. Aroma has a nice light roasted barley scent. A touch of soy sauce or the flavor packet from a pack of ramen noodles. Then there is a sweet nutty chocolatey scent. Very nice, extremely complex. Flavor finishes with a sticky sweet malt, a good bit of residual sugar, and a earth / soil flavored hop bitterness. Leighton (22027) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2010
Bottle. Cola-brown pour with a modest, off-white head. Brownie aroma with other dark malts. Sweet, malty flavor with light chocolate and tobacco. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes malty, sweet and fairly roasty. This is one of the better brown ales I’ve had. Very good stuff.