NachlamSie (3597) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Bomber from Bruisin’. Pours brown with a small ring of a tan head. The aroma is mildly fruity with notes of cherry, sharp wood, anise, bubblegum. Smells pretty decent, tastes worse. There is a strong plastic flavor from start to finish, loads of anise, baking chocolate, dark fruit, raw oak flavor. The finish gets tough pretty quick with a compounding burning plastic thing. boo. robiannelli (599) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bomber pours hazy brown with awhite thin.head. aromas of peat oak some light smoke and lots of woodsy aromas. Flavor is slightly smoked and some slight bitterness. Body is medium full without any trace of booze. Finishes well drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2012
6/8/12. 22oz bottle. Nice red pour with a good tan head that sticks and laces plenty. Definite alcohol in the aroma with a bit of spice, definite wood, and some dark fruits - reminds me of an average barleywine. Sweet fruity entrance with plenty of caramel and a ton of wood presence. A huge meh for me here. PhillyCraft (8196) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
On tap at Capones, pours a light maroon color, deep in body, sticky thin lacing with tiny head. Aromas of whiskey, butterscotch, spicy rye, and smoked wood. Taste is slightly peat, rye, vanilla, cherry, grassy and bitter hops. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Draft at Capone’s. Pours turbid burnt umber with ruby edges and tan head. Nose is caramel, citrus, toffee. Tastes of caramel malt, hops, citrus, toffee, vanilla, and oaky notes. Very unique, but a bit muddled late, as it seems to take your palate in directions the palate may not want to go and may not understand and comprehend.
smith4498 (3697) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Pours clear dark caramel color with tan head. Aromas of caramel, pine hops, and oak. Lots of oak flavor with caramel, pine, hints of licorice, and slight alcohol. Oak flavor is a little too overpowering for me. Medium body with average carbonation. PorterPounder (8358) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Very dark amber pour, nice medium thick khaki colored head. Aroma is pleasant with some light licorice accents, a bit of rye-like minty notes. Flavor is pleasant with some back end woody notes, brief citrus, some doughy, cinnamon spicy notes. Thick enough mouthfeel. Slightly muddled and not sure where it is going. jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Pours a dark, cloudy garnet color, light brown head. Aroma of oak, with some dried dark fruit and perhaps a little toffee. Well carbonated and medium bodied. Tastes predominantly of oak, with some dark fruit at the beginning and some hop bitterness too towards the end. Finishes dry and oaky. I often find that oak is both overused and misused with beer, and unfortunately this beer falls into the category of misuse. The oak flavor dominates the other ingredients, leading to an unbalanced brew. They’ll bitterness accentuates the sharp pungency of the oak as well. Maybe it will age well, but right now it’s just too poorly integrated and too much oak. TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle. Dark ruby copper with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is caramel, hop notes, wood and toasted malt. Taste is big oak notes, caramel, light toffee, hops, sweet malt, and soft alcohol. Body is medium-full with a chewy feel and a strong, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more oak, caramel, toasted malt, soft fruit notes, floral and spicy hops, and soft booze notes. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2012
On tap at Capone’s.Poured a deeper and cloudy amber’/orangish color with a smaller sized off white head. Woody, caramel, some dark fruitiness, and some citrus.