GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Dark amber pour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, spice, fruity hops. Taste is caramel malt upfront, hops/fruity, which balances it, then spicy caramel malt finish. A full turn around. Tasty and nice lacing. zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bomber. Pours a hazy red brown with a beige head and aroma of malt and citrus. Taste is of malt, toasted caramel along with citrus and hops into the finish. jjgmd (2146) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2016
With Z, pours a dark maple red brown color with a big Java head. Nose is sweet heavy malt . Taste is sweet malt and toffee with some mild hops at the end. Finishes on the same sweet tasting notes with a moderately long mildly bitter ending ! Fair at best ! Quaff Score 6 / 10 Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2016
bomber poured in a tulip. It was marked down in a bottle shop with no visible date, so it may be a bit dated. Pour is a cloudy reddish brown with an inch or so of off white head that leaves decent lacing as it shrinks. Aroma is toffee, pine, caramel, and sweet biscuty malts. Taste is a malty up front and throughout. Some grapefruit, toffee, sweet caramel, and toast flavors are there too. Average mouthfeel and somewhat sticky. Older bottle or not, this is tasty. scarletfire65 (1454) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle at home. Gift from Rich. Aroma is piney and caramel. Full bodied. Piney, bitter hops. Decent balance. Pretty straightforward flavor profile. Not much complexity.
nuplastikk (6206) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2015
22oz bomber. Piney amber malt aroma. Doughy, bright body. Specialty malts all the way, but they work. Cherry malt tones. Pretty solid for the style. ryecatcher (1432) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2015 Sampled at a beer event. Too much caramel, not fully attenuated, unbalanced. Uninspired. And If you’re drunk/retarded, I mean it’s fucking lame. Just another glorified home brew from the most overrated brewer in Windy City Distro’s wank-assed portfolio. It’s like they’re pussy-whipped on these guys. Seriously. Shit is fucking weak. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle poured into my favorite rhinelander beer shaker. Pours a dark, hazy red with a half finger of khaki head. Aroma of caramel with citrus and slightly herbal hops. Taste is heavily bitter. Follows aroma with an emphasis on the hops. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a super long, resinous finish. Very good. I would love to explore more from these guys. bierstein82 (13) - - OCT 27, 2014
It was highly carbed beer. Had a nice ruby hue to it. The aroma is lacking. Very malt forward with a light citrus resinous smell. The taste is malty with a faint bit of citrus. It finished with a burnt toast, alloy like taste. Displeasing mouthfeel,drying parched fell. Almost like having cotton mouth. brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle @ home. Deep amber pour with a huge khaki head and great retention. Smells a lot like caramel and lemon peel. Some flowers and pine, I guess. Very perfumey. A lot of toffee as well. Flavor has a heavy dose of sweet, sugary malts. Big time toffee, butterscotch, and caramel. Some green apple, perfume, flowers, and lemon peel. A bit of lemon, orange, and grass. Meh.