presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2010
Dark copper with a thick lasting solid head. Strong hop nose with solid malt backing, almost black IPA scent. Screaming citrus flavour over woody licorice malt. Aftertaste is spruce. Dark winter IPA. bhensonb (15188) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bomber. Probably from Malt & Vine. Pours very dark ruby with a 4 finger foamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and mild xmas spices. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is mostly hoppy - fruity. Could be some evergreen. The bitterness stays on tongue edge right on through the finish. Maybe a bit floral. Kind of like an imperial ESB, flavor-wise. drjay44 (3707) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, lasting, sea foam, beige head with attractive lacing, over a clear, dark coppery amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is toffee/caramel malts with light grapefruit and pine tones....taste is initially rich sweet malts( caramel/brown sugar), then balancing hops with light grapefruit and pine.....mouth feel is thick and chewy, carbonation makes for an oatmeal stout quality. It is snowing heavily here now and this is the perfect beer to be tasting. This is well balanced, the malt layers come through and the hop adds well to the overall feeling that this is a well crafted beer. It is reminiscent of an English Strong Ale or an Old Ale. BJCP 7/3/14/5/8 ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Appearance: Dark brown body with some mahogany-hued highlights at the edges and capped with an inch-high, lasting layer of beige foam.
Smell: Earthy nose smelling of toasted bread crusts, roasted grains, and lesser hints of cocoa powder and dry caramel. The blend of hops provides for notes of spiced citrus and forest floor pine bark.
Taste: For me, it continues to give an earthy impression with it’s toasty, roasty malts and pine wood hop notions. Small touch of caramel and cocoa imparting very little sweetness. Additional zesty, citrusy hop tastes. Medium-high level of cumulative bitterness. Slight touch of Rogue house yeast character. Long, dry finish with a hint of spruce tips and further bitterness enduring into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s solid and certainly fine for at least a pint’s worth. A robust, bitter brew for the winter months. raphael (1254) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2010
On tap at Belmont Station. decent head on a dark, clean body. smell resin and piney hops, caramel adn liek cloves (though I don’t think there are spices in this,) English style winter ale, cleanly brewed,
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Bomber. Pours a dark brownish copper color with a beige foamy head that recedes leaving tons of lacing. Nose is almost minty with some light chocolate notes and some heavy dough notes and some earthiness. Palate is full with a big bitter fizzy finish in the swallow and a back tongue tingle. Flavor is resiny with more of that freshness that resembles light mint to me. Mostly just a hoppy, minty, earthy, resiny flavor profile. beeronmypants (22) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Slight nose of rasberry sweetness And not much else. Deep amber color with heavy lace. Rasberry flavor off the bat with strong bitter hop finish. Fluffy mouth with active tounge. patricks110 (2494) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2010
A solid Rogue. Aroma is well hopped, sweet malts, and hints of fruit. Taste is spicy hops, hints of orange and coriander and pretty malty. Some chocolate malts and citrus come through. Tastes like a slightly spicy and highly malted IPA. Very good beer though. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2011 @ Lewis&Clark-on tap-pours a light tan ring for a head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt, dark fruit-raisin. Taste is medium/dark malt-peat, dark fruit-raisin, spice hops. 3.2 *110322-on tap-pours a dissipating tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is resin, roasty-medium/dark malt. Taste is resin/dank herbal hops with some bite, roasty/chocolate-medium/dark malt. OK/soft carbonation. 4.0
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Bomber served in a tulip. Pours dark brown-amber in color with a beautiful large, frothy beige head. Great retention. Overall has great balance. Aroma has slightly sweet malts along with sprucey hops. Medium body, mild carbonation and moderately sticky texture. Flavor of well roasted malts followed by a dry bitter finish of charcoal, with a hint of nuttiness. Almost a black IPA.