beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2010
This pours a dark ruby with a very full creamy and thick head leaving beautiful lacing behind on the glass. The aroma has a strong piney character, citrus fruits like grapefruit, maybe a touch of mangoe, and soft sweet caramel malts and a bit of chocolate in the nose as well. Mouthfeel is farily oily and coats the mouth well. The taste is complex with sweet chocolate and caramel malts. The pine and sweet citrus comes through nicely followed by a strong bitter and dry finish. The bitterness can be felt long after the finish. jzzbassman (1634) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Hop bomb personified. Sticky sweet goes right to harsh resinous hops in the best possible way. Balance be damned! BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Pours a deep ruby brown with frothy one finger head. Aroma is caramel malt and drak fruit. Taste is a blend if the caramel malt, citrus hoppiness, and a bit of raisin. Great lacing and mouthfeel. One of the more enjoyable brews i have tasted in a while. Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, grapefruit, oak, tangerine and light tropical fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit, pine, orange zest, light earthiness, light oak and a hint of tropical fruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish. Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
From a bottle,medium dark red,white head, a heavy carmel flavor,not really hoppy,medium body,surprisely good.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Pours dark amber with a fully receding off-white head. Notes of orange resin, citrus, grapefruit, spice, oak, mango, pepper, and alcohol. Full bodied, resinous with lively carbonation. Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2010
22 oz bomber. Dark mahogany with a two finger reddish tan head above lively carbonation. Head settles to a thin cap and leaves a spotty lace pattern on the glass.elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Aromas of rich caramel followed by citrus and earth.
Flavor is much the same. Sweet caramel, grapefruit, earth, resin, pepper. Oak dryness on the finish.
22oz bottle, pretty fresh. Pours clear reddish copper with a two finger light beige head that leaves some spiderwebs of lacing and holds a wispy cap and bubbly ring. Aroma is grapefruit and citrus hops, some pine, good caramel malt, a bit of vanilla and oak, some apples and other fruits hiding underneath. Good strength. Flavor starts with some resinous hops, citrus, some pine, serious caramel malt backbone, a little vanilla and oak, good bitterness with only mild sweetness. Medium bodied, a bit sticky, oily, medium carbonation. Pretty tasty stuff, glad I got a chance to try it. Really need to get around to trying some Double Bastard.... bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bomber. Aggressive pour gives it a nice thick white head. Slightly hazy and brown color. Nose is slightly woody and moderately hopped (for Stone). First taste is a smooth, fluffy body and bitterness. Hops are definitely present but they don’t overwhelm this beer. I found some hint of maltiness at the end. Alcohol is found mostly on the end. Decent beer but a bomber will certainly be enough for one sitting. rougeau13 (3032) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Deep ruby-brown with a nice lacy off-white head. Aroma strong with floral and piney hops, citrus and other ripe fruits and a backing of caramel malts. Very hoppy to the taste, with a nicely complimentary sweet malt background. Full bodied, thick, slightly harsh, intense.