cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2009
November, 2008 batch. Bomber served in a snifter. Clear ruby-brown in color. Classic wee heavy nose. Big caramel malts… very similar to Stone’s Double Bastard. Has nuts, molasses, fruit cake, pit fruit, and ripe cherries. Medium body, full flavor. Decent carbonation. Creamy and sticky. Cherry skins. Sticky, prickly finish. Coats your lips. I barely have half a snifter down and thinking the rest of the bomber is going work me over. Only 8.0% huh?... hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Poured from 22oz bottle from BastionShaw. Pours dark brown/chestnut in color. Nose was smoked malts, some peat and lots of caramel/toffee. Flavor followed the nose. Sweet, malt bomb with just the right amount of smoked peat flavor in there. I really enjoyed this one. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Darker copper with creamy, beige head / Sweet, clean nose of spun sugar, red grape, and coffee / Medium to full body, sweet and syrupy, some chew, decent hop balance / Flavors of toffee, coffee, spun sugar, chocolate, peat, and lavender / Another solid brew from Pelican. jsnicholas (627) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 Bottle: (22oz $8 total wine): Pours a dark dark red with a tan head. Taste cocoa. Medium plus body with lots of malt. A little sweet but very nice.
Update 9/26/2014):was4.0. This continues to impress me. Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Purchased a 22-oz bomber from the brewery’s internet sales. Pours a dark copper amber brew with an average off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin white ring yes has a decent lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with some dried peat, flowery hops, figs and a touch of toffee. Taste is full bodied, some carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, more peat and smoke flavor than scent with flowery and toffee. Finish is semi-sweet with some mild alcohol presence with a smooth caramel malt aftertaste. One of Pelican Pub’s finest!
superspak (5594) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/31/2012. Pours hazy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, apple, herbal, light smoke, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate fruity yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, apple, herbal, light pepper, light smoke, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, raisin, plum, fig, apple, light smoke, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Dame nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent scotch ale. All around great balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering. TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 13, 2008
Polished off a bottle last night at a party, but it was too awkward to take notes. Moderately sweet, alcohol was well hidden. Lots of cherry, toffee, fig, whisky and milk chocolate notes. The mouth was fairly smooth and malt accented. Finished with lingering toffee notes. Very well put together. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2011
The Dan Journal #463. Tasted 4/16/11. 22oz bomber. Filtered with a dark ruby, amber hue. Off white bubbled ring of head. A really nice toasty nose with subtle cocoa notes. Full bodied with a sweet malt flavor. Subtle effervescence. Toasty and slightly sweet malts. Decent alcohol burn. Very tasty and surprisingly fresh! Well rounded with subtle citrus notes to compliment the sweet malts. Really nice! BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottled: Beautiful brew with ruby accented mahogany hues topped by a fluffy head and very good lacework upon the thistle. Big arse toffee and caramel tones along with brushes of fig, prune, candy apple, and roasted nuts. Some toasted marshmallow, smoked meat, and herbal tea notes moved about by firm but not overly aggressive alcohol. The finish is long and earthy, a touch of iodine too. Very lovely brew, Mikey Likey. skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2006 On tap at the Pelican Brewery into a Snifter glass. Pours a dark, thick looking amber brown with a dark red tone to it. Not much head on this guy, it quickly receded to the sides of the glass. What is there is very tanned. The aroma has a very thick and heavy toffee hint with a very powerful dark and sweet malt nose. The flavor brings a very velvety carmalized malt and dark fruity (cherries and plums) taste at the start, which progresses into a well balanced hop noted alcohol finish that is present, but hiding at the same time. Nicely full-bodied, while being very smooth at the same time. So good, I had to bring a growler home with me!