wombat23 (2167) - Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Draft at the source. Hazy pale amber, off-white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, faint citrus. Taste follows nose with some mild fruitiness, nuts. Kind of strange. Not quite sure what to make of it. darbeer75 (1159) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2017
Aroma: odd, slightly funky; Appearance: clear amber pour with creamy white head; Taste: hoppy and funky; Overall: weird - ends with some malt. UncleKorm (1337) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Bomber bottle poured a copper hue w/ creamy tan head and loaded with sediment. Light grain and caramel aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ light bitter finish. Tastes are toast, toffee and caramel. Medium bodied.
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Real Ale has a great lineup of 22 oz. bombers at a reasonable price. Phoenixx is one of them. Poured into a handled bar stein it gives a dark amber body with a fairly slim almost white top. Fairly light on scent I do smell grain and sourdough. A taste improves on the nose, I get maltiness, toffee and more of that grain. Plenty of bitterness, not a bad thing. English ales do not float my boat but this is a good representation. MrBeerFanatic (1076) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Medium caramel color with a thick creamy head. Aromas toffee, caramel, pineapple. Flavors caramel, light smoke, toffee, light herbal hop. Medium bodied. Light to medium sweet. Decently balanced.
ctipping (2299) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
12 oz. bottled poured into a pint glass. Originally reviewed 6/1/2011.
Small off-white head tops a dark amber body. Clear and very dark. Not much lacing on this at all.
I don’t get much hops. I get some pine aroma, but it’s second to the malt, which is quite toasty.
Follows the smell. Not much hops up front. Goes right into a burnt toast malt flavor. Very bready. It’s accentuated by a strong bitter aftertaste.
Heavier mouthfeel than I was expecting. Strong bitter finish makes it feel heavier than it really is as well. It’s not really smooth or easy drinking at all.
Interesting take on an ESB. The flavors are overwhelming in a negative sort of way. Too bitter of a finish and the malts are too burnt tasting. I get that it’s a double ESB, I just don’t love how it comes together. Andrew196 (2051) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bourbon color with a thin head, nice lacing. Aroma of tobacco, maybe mint and plum. Nice mouthfeel, soft on the tongue. Very well balanced and a great take on the style. ttoadee (1692) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Clear light copper pour, thin white head. Nose is caramel. Leaning bitter. Middle is toffee and roasted grain. Finish is bittersweet. Eh? PorterPounder (8396) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Plano, Tx - Total Wine - North Plano - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, sticky khaki colored head, nice rings of lacing. Aroma has some nutty accents, some cola notes. Interesting flavor with some subtle bitterness with hints of citrus, light nuttiness, some saffron-like spice, a touch of licorice. Thickish mouthfeel. GreatDane1632 (1177) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 16 Sep 2012 -- Good brew, notes reflected great enjoyment. Also, apparently was entertaining me while watching the Jags. Go Jags!