fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle from Community Food Co-op - N Forest St, Bellingham, WAbrokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Dark mahogany color, beautiful; but the head, medium sized, is fizzy and short lived. Mild aroma of caramel, some wood, light toffee, and a wiff of roasted nuts. The caramel flavor is well developed, moderately sweet, with a touch of sweet nuts; the bitterness level is quite low, while in the final there is a pleasant alcohol warmth. After some minutes in the glass and with a bit higher temperature, it starts showing a rounder body and more malty presence.
It could as well be a malty and good English Barley Wine, but with a Scottish nuttiness.
Amber pour with a khaki head. Sweet caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Some dark fruit, a touch of spice, chocolate, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is nice, though not quite as good as the aroma. Sweet chocolate, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Notes of spices, some alcohol, and a little bit of syrup. bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours very ruddy dark copper with a slight beige head. Aroma of pretty roasted malt with hints of chocolate and treacle. Full bodied. There’s a suggestion of smoke, there’s very smooth heavily roasted malt, and it’s sort of like sucking on a Sugar Daddy. Bits of medium dark fruit are present - not dates - but in that direction. Incredibly smooth. Finishes darkly fruity, roasted caramelly, and certainly less than dry. Drinks way too easily. Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Bomber poured a hazy amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of toffee, dried fruit and light tobacco. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors 8f toffee, fruitiness and light tobacco with a smooth dry lingering fruity toffee finish. Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured a clear dark reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt and fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toffee flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex good brew.
Drake (13728) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bomber from some online place I’m forgetting the name of right now. Pours a hazy dark red color with a thin fizzy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee and dark fruits. The taste is toffee, caramel, dark fruits, anise. Medium bodied. I thought based on the aroma this was going to be awful, but thankfully it tastes very nice. This will be a very bi-polar score. slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Very very malty brew...big toffee, caramel, light peat and fruit. Definitely hits the spot when in the mood for the style. Shows all of its 8-8.5% alcohol, but it’s warming and pleasant."
hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle… Mostly clear orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The luxuriant aroma is a malty, fruity swirl of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, medium sherry and a tropical fruit blend. Full-bodied with a slick, oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Fruity, malty, vinous flavor. Lengthy, sugary, toffee and caramel finish. Thanks to JMFG for sharing a very nice version of my favorite style! DuffMan (10425) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle, purchased from the brewery 2 months ago. Pours a dark amber orange with golden highlights and a bubbly tan head. Sweet toffee and tea aroma, hints of dark fruits. Flavours are all malt initially, with caramel-on-toast, sponge toffee, and a subtle earthiness that leans more toward dried leaves and tannins than it does toward true peatiness. Some vague fruit nuances too. Warming and smooth... delicious. alexsdad06 (10390) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by shigadeyo. Pours a hazy deep copper small creamy, beige head. The aroma is a malty forward mix of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, hints of vanilla and some ripe fruit. The flavor is ripe fruit, malty favoring sweet caramel, vanilla with a finish that had a slight earthy bitterness. Medium plus bodied. I was hoping for a touch of smoky peat, but it never came. Overall, this wasn’t bad, I was just hoping for more.