berkshirejohn (6172) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask, gravity dispense, at Heathrow Beer Festival 2008.] Gold with no head; autumn fruit aroma; nutty malt flavours, dry to start then sweeter, with a good bitterness.
fiulijn (19634) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Black Friar, London
Amber color. Simple aroma. Good caramel flavor with a pleasant residual sweetness and a light fruitness too; good bitterness level. Pleasant.
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured a nice amber or orange with a little head. This was a pretty fruity ale with not all that much hop character. Overall, I thought this was a drinkable beer.
gnoff (9651) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Cask at stand 35 on EBF 2008, on Saturday September 13)
Clear copper to brown color, small white head. Fruity, sweet, malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Fresh, sweet and fruity scent.
yespr (41351) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From cask. Pours clear and golden amber with a fully gone head. Light bitter and fruity hops aroma. Flavour is smooth hoppy with a mild bitterness showing through. Medium dry and slight spiced into the finish.
Cybercat (5243) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is richly and appetizingly malty, with hints of wheat and banana. Color is a nice, clear orangy amber with an off-white, fluffy, persistent head. Flavor was a bit of a let-down, though, on the thin side - not much malt and just a hint of hops. It is good, though, and this beer would be much better if the flavor had some strength. Finish is smooth and leaves a touch of hops and fruit.
MiP (15328) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, 4.4%. Slightly buttery aroma. Hazy dark amber colour, small frothy head. The flavour is slightly sweet, some caramel and a little butter. A little fruity aroma hops in the finish along with a touch of alcohol.
KimJohansen (10433) - Frederiksberg C, Dänemark, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with mild hoppy notes. Sweet fruity flavor with mild hoppy and caramel notes. Ends somewhat bitter.
downender (8039) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask-conditioned at The Raven, Bath, 19/7/08. I sampled this in between the Cornish beer festival at The Star in Bath and the summer festival at The Royal Oak. The variety on offer was wide and generally high quality. Unfortunately, Bomber stood out from the crowd in a negative way, being one dimensional with plenty of caramel sweetness and not much else. Not one to try again.
cgarvieuk (22152) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at barony ... nice copper ... odd soapy nose ... fruit malts ... oats and caramel ... quite watery mouth feel ... but real tasty ... something odd but not unpleasent in it.