bhensonb (15974) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Bomber from Brewforia. Pours ruddy and dark with very little beige head. Aromas of smooth roasted malt, dark fruit, a little yeast/spice and a slight, slight hint of banana. Med + body. Flavor is roast malt, but smooth, yeast/spice, and sort of a mixed raisin/banana. It must have a lot of hop cause it’s pretty bitter. Not particularly definable hop tho. Still this is a tasty, drinkable beer, and I’m guessing some real thought was put into this - or someone was very, very lucky. Dry finish to me. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2012
22. Pours a murky dark brown with a scant, loose tan head. Banana and caramel nose with some biscuit. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, and banana mid palate, with a shampoo-y banana finish. AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Clear copper color/ lasting ivory head. Toasted caramel, banana, toffee, grassy aromas. Medium body. Banana, sweet belgian spice flavors with toasted caramel, nicely bitter finish-- Braudog (6906) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 Draft at the Portsmouth brewery. Dark and still, the beer totally lived up to the server’s promise of "banana and clove." Although that sounds a bit odd, it was actually quite drinkable, and a decent way to introduce the uninitiated into the range of flavors beers can deliver. Yummy. (#4212, 8/20/2011) 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle:   Deep Amber, a bit of ruby hue, large frothy off-white head, fairly sticky lacing.   Faint banana bread malty like nose.   I recall this one smelling much more like a browned/stale Banana when this one was rebrewed years ago.   On the the tongue, it has a bit of a bananaesque fruity biscuity malt background.   Again, not as strong on the tongue as I recall it.   This one seems a bit more subtle than the ones they did in the past, which is fine by me.   I actually somewhat enjoy this one, so I am happy the Banana portion is softer.   Has a bit of a darker spice to it as well, which is also welcomed.   A little figgy too.   I actually prefer this one over their regular ESB.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering Banana and biscuity malts on the finish.   I originally thought this one was too much when I had it years ago, but this one is much more mellow and cleaner.   Surprisingly decent!
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2012
I guess someone finally decided that a different yeast strain makes a different beer. Good stuff. Nose of banana, spicy yeast, and earthy herbal hops. Pours amber brown, moderate head. Flavor of spicy yeast and moderate earthy herbal hopping. Fruity with light bitterness, well carbonated. Actually I thought it was pretty decent. thornecb (6155) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Pours deep bright mahogany into an English pint. Tan head with medium retention recedes leaving sheet lacing to coat surface. Banana, toffee and mild resin aromas. Sweet toffee upfront turning to sour yeasty banana before the lasting bitter resin and grapefruit finish. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Nice easy drinking Belgian ale. Amber in color slight haze. Good malt and hops characters. Very thick with flavor and dry thick finish. the finish was that of sticky sweet sugar feeling. Interesting brew. BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Deep amber body with a fluffy, beige head. Zesty Belgian nose. Banana is at the forefront followed shortly by beer-soaked breadcrusts and a candy prick.Beery toasty flavor. Baked bread and definite Belgian presence. Not too banany these days for a "banana beer". To me this is just a sessionable Belgian ale. Would not be a bad year-around (re)-addition to the Redhook lineup. poisoneddwarf (2690) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bomber. How is it that this beer has only been rated twice so far? I’ve seen it hanging around store shelves, loitering like a wayward daughter for a few months now. Like Brenn79 wrote, I have a 22 oz bottle, not draught only at all, and I’m in Idaho, not back East. I’ll send in a picture. Aroma is full of bananas, as said in the description. It’s also quite a bit earthy, especially after it warms. Pours a hazy amber with a large beige head that falls into a blanket and collar of foam after a couple of minutes, leaving some nice lace. Taste starts out bitter, turns a little sweet and spicy mid-palate and finishes with a lingering bitterness. The Belgian yeast strain is noticeable and juxtaposes with obviously American hops to create an interesting American-Belgo hybrid. Said Belgian yeast imparts a little clove along with the aforementioned banana. Dickhead rises and conquers. Carbonation is average and the body is medium-full. A tasty beer that’s not mindblowingly good, but is pretty "extra special."