durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bomber on sale for $1.99 at Sam’s Quik Shop, probably because it’s two years old. Pours a honey brown, lightly hazy with a small head. Nose shows faded NW hops, generous brown sugar, wild honey, and mild hints of oak--mostly in the form of vanilla. Smells sweet and tastes that way. Hop bitterness still present on the finish. Not super excited about this one. jtd6628 (362) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Ok beer. Cellared for 24 months. The aroma is sweet Malt and light bourbon. Appearance is cloudy thik with quickly disapating head. Taste of malt and caramel with light bourbon finish. SudsMcDuff (8494) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle, 22oz .. . Pours a deep caramel tan .. medium foam .. . caramel, molasses, and bread .. . pretty smooth, the abv is pretty tame .. . tasty for a redhook product .. . . I’ll tell you what’s ridiculous! The Kaiser! Somebody should put him on a roll! Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2011
22 ounce bottle
MattH (910) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Something that has just been sitting around I finally decided to give this a shot just to clear some space. It met my expectations but was not much better. i don’t have much experience with Redhook and don’t plan on doing much to change that soon.
Aroma / Appearance - The rosy white head was soft in contrast to the dense rusty body the color of old beat up bronze. In fact it almost looks like a bottle of cherry extract was poured into the glass. The nose of honey, freshly split wood, and a residual tartness give it some life. Even so it felt pedestrian and plain.
Flavor / Palate - Cool sun tea left to sit on the porch, lemon wedges, and slightly burnt toast with a dash of honey create a light flavor on the tongue. Thick enough to be filling the mouthfeel coats every corner of the palate. The last touch was a warm alcoholic glow which shocks the palate after it begins to settle. Overall it isn’t great but it gets the job done.
22 oz bomber curtesy of my brother for Christmas. Nice strong beer. Sweet malt flavors, with slightly bitter hops taste. Level of alcohol is noticable.
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Great effort by Red Hook. I was worried this was going to be a sweet, sticky mess. Candi sugar, brown sugar, and honey? Well, Red Hook delivered a well-balanced brew which actually borders on the bitter side. The smoked malts really shine through and are complemented by the earthy, woody oak flavors. Nice sweetness, though, it is certainly present but only enough to keep this thing in balance and not letting the wood/smoke run away from them. I actually enjoy this one a lot. The aroma is strong nuts and dried fruit, with some maltiness and only a faint touch of smoke. The taste is gorgeous wood, smoke, campfire, and sweet malts with a touch of suger. Bravo! dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Pours medium brown with a short-lived tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet with smoke and caramelized sugar notes. Flavor is not overly sweet, offset by some hop bitterness and smoldering embers in the finish. dmac (6459) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2011
22 oz bobmer from Canal’s Hainesport. Poured an okay looking reddish brown body with a smaller light beige head that quickly fades down to nothing. Aroma is just odd with some notes of honey, wet bread, toffee, candle wax, veggies and alcohol. Body is medium and hot and although then carbonation is only average it is rather sitingy and not in a good way. Flavor of dry stale bread, bad cherry, plywood, cardboard, alcohol. Blah this is drinkable but not good. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Tasted on 7/6/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle, Spring 2010 vintage. Pours hazy dark amber with a thick beige head that slowly recedes to spotty lace with a decent collar of lace. The nose is very malty with tons of caramel and brown sugar along with some bread, dark fruits, light bitterness, and some earthy dried leaves. The flavor is lightly sweet caramel and brown sugar malt up front, moving to the more bitter, almost burnt notes, and a bit of earthy dried leaves. The body is full with just lighter than average carbonation and a long burnt caramel and lightly bitter finish. VTHopHead (1513) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle/22oz - Pours a hazy dark brown in color with ruby highlights if held to the light. Aroma id malty and sweet with elements of brown sugar and/or candi sugar. Flavor is an interesting mix of sweet malts, dark fruity esters and the mild bitterness of hops. Hidden below all of that is the faint vanilla of the oak chips, some smokiness and the grassiness of the hops. Interesting and good...