MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bomber. This is the first rating for this beer and for this brewery. Pours a very nice brown with red highlights and a dense finger of tan head. Aromas are fairly interesting... some nutty earthiness and a very distinct floral presence... like roses or something. Flavor is pretty good... a nice mix of nuts, toast and toffee on the malt side and a bit of that odd rose presence on the other with a little bit of a bitterness. Still, it doesn’t come through quite robustly enough... I wouldn’t say that it is watery, it just seems to flag at a couple of points as it races across the palate. Still, if this is the first of the offerings from Rust Belt, I’m eager to try the rest. MarkSachon (1023) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12 oz bottle from a sampler case purchased in Pittsburgh. Somewhat nutty but lacking the qualities found in other reds. Just pretty average where I expected a lot more from the makers of the Coke Oven Stout. coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.59 Bomber.....How can I beat that? Pours a dark reddish brown with a little tan head. Smells of candy, caramel and a backdrop of a touch of pine and flowers. Rather sweet of light brown sugar, toffee, caramel, some dirt and a bagel. A bit odd, but I find myself a fan of it. Quite a bit of malt and a hint of tea finds its way in. A little weak on the palate, but its not bothersome. It drinks pretty smoothly. I love the label on this one as well. cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Bomber from a local brewer, rather nice ale in all regards. A good looking dark chestnut color with a foamy, khaki colored head and ample lacing. Looks great and smells nice and warming. Sweet and nutty malts with some toasted quality. Creamy and smooth, lighter in body than I prefer. Good clean finish with a nice malty sweetness that fades. Flavor is full of caramel and mixed nuts. Buttered toast with a faint hint of some chocolate malt. Hops are not detectable, but the beer is nicely balanced. Very nice Irish Ale, glad to see Youngstown being represented nicely. Tmoney99 (14497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Bottle from Belmont Party.
Poured clear reddish copper color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate hop and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
My expectations where more then met.
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle at 12/19 Pgh tasting, thanks to cheapdark!DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Red-brown with a thin white head. Nut, cherry syrup, and bubblegum in the nose with a similar flavor, though more tart and showing more malt. The simultaneous variation and marriage in the nose is nice, but I’m not a big fan.
12oz bottle, from And Beer in Athens, OH. Labeled 5.5% ABV. Hazy dark red / brownish color. Good thin khaki head, with good retention. Leaves great rows of lace. Medium body. Good smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Easy drinking, kind of refreshing. Good spicy hop nose, light caramel malt, light citrus hop, kind of toasty. Mild bitter taste, light sweet. Impressive, flavorful, not-too-sweet, satisfyingly hoppy Irish red. Much better than expected. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Lots of caramel aroma with hints of earth and metal. Lightly sweet with a bit of leather. Good, well made beer. donteatpoop (127) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2010
It’s nice to see a brewery in Youngstown again. The brewmaster of this place used to be a brewmaster at Penn Brewing, so I was excited to try this. They also have a blonde ale, but the place I went to only had the red
Poured a nice dark maroon color with a nice finger of pinkish-tanned head resting atop it. The head didn’t last too long, but it was there long enough.
Smells of spiced carmel malts and light underlying hoppy notes.
The had a great earthy malt character, a perfect adaption to the traditional style. I’m not sure if they worked on the recipe, but it’s much better than my previous rating of the beer.
Both thick and thin at the same time, a waterey earth malty taste form a strage concoction in the mouth. No real carbonation impact on the palate, no after taste at all.
This is now a regular of mine. I had previously marked it low, but found myself drinking it more and more and thought something must be going on and rerated it. I’m not sure if they changed something or if my tastes have changed but this is a very good Irish Red Ale.
NOTE: This is also a great beer to cook with. Made a steak marinade with this and a pork tenderloin; both came out really well and I plan on making them again in the future.
nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2011
22oz bomber split with Anndiesel. Massive gusher, took a long time to get it all out of the bottle. Thick, unfiltered red-brown with a humongous gray head. A pretty solid Red, maybe encroaching into Brown Ale territory a little, some definite nutty tones. Despite the massive gushing open, this is quite a nice example of the style. Medium to full bodied, with some pleasant caramel tones as well. Mellow soapy hop character, nothing special there..to style I suppose. OK.