fiery1 (1665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2017 ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Pours a medium reddish brown with little tan head. Funky, yeasty, earthy aroma, with just a hint of sweetness. Medium body, busy mouthfeel with a long finish that is malt forward at first, slowly turning into a somewhat herbal hop finish. Very interesting, would like to try it on draft.
Draught @ Lompoc Hedge House. Pours a rich mahogany colour with a small beige head. Nose is bready malt with a hint of hops. Flavour is a very different mix of piney hops with a smokey character. While I’m not a fan of the hoppy bitterness I find the sweet smokey character manages to mask the harsh bitterness making for a semi middle ground if you will. The smokey character develops on the palate and lingers nicely. Mmmh.. salty meat products I desire now. Ferris (16521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2017
Draft - Dark and some toasty malts. Mahogany with a rich beige head. Dark and toasty with a long dry finish. Dark and nice. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2016
22oz bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. Caramel, chocolate, some earth, and lighter fruitiness. a_sully (457) - - MAR 24, 2016
Deep rich brown body with an off white head. Aroma is very light. Smokey taste leading into a liquorice taste and hitting with a strong chocolate aftertaste.
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22 oz bottle poured. Pours cola like, dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Hop forward aroma. Flavor is just the opposite with a heavy malt, slight spice, light smoke, and caramel. A lot of different flavors going on here. Hops come back late. Overall this is an interesting beer to me. Little surprised to see the strong ale tag on a beer under 7%, but I don’t make the rules, nor do I usually understand them. No matter what it is, I enjoyed this beer.
mjg74 (3182) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bomber from Capital Market. Super deep ruby in color. Nose is fairly roasty with a lot of dark fruit notes. More roasty dark fruits up front. Going into a nice bit of roasty coffee. Mild hoppiness. Pretty good strong ale. KyotoLefty (10689) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
Bomber at Imazato. Almost black, cloudy, low head, lacy. Medium smoke in the nose, more chocolate, caramel. Nice, rich, chewy malt nose. Good chocolate flavors, medium smoke goes well with it, nicely rich and chewy. Dig it. A bit light in body, but it works. DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/26/15] Draught at Fifth Quadrant in Portland. Deep reddish amber color. Aroma of malt, caramel, nice smokiness and a bit of toast. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel, pleasant smokiness, a toasty touch and a bitterish finish with some hops. Medium-bodied. Good. KansaiBeerLvrs (5373) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2014
Lompoc Special Draft
A dark molasses pour in a mason jar. The aroma is citrusy grapefruit hops & malty caramel - somewhat American Barleywine like. Very pithy grapefruit flavor with light fudge malt character. Fairly light bodied but overall it’s decent. This was such a bizarre beer that was hard to categorize, finally I just called it an Imperial Brown Ale. good but disjointed.
slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Moderately dark. Sweet nose of malt, smoke and a bitter flavor to add quite a bit of complexity. Nicely done, on draft as well as the nitro version. One of the better brews..."