Reid (2626) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2013
22oz from Fred Meyer in S.Salem ( Commercial St. store).
Surprised to see this at Freddys hope this gives this small brewery a boost.
Certainty looks like an English style ale in my Imperial nonic glass..chesnut brown with a small creme coloured head. Attractive.
Smells of english hop,tobacco,toffee,light cocoa..very nice and very authentic.
Taste is the same as aroma with a bit of demerara sugar and hazelnut, lovely quite lovely.
Great palate to this one,low carbonation and smooth finish.
A very good English ESB really better than any i have tasted from American brewers
Ratman197 (15376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bomber poure a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, graininess, earthiness, light tobacco and light tea. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavorsof carmel, toasted malt, earthiness and light graininess with a smooth dry lingering toasted malt finish. jjgmd (2248) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Dark brown copper color with a small head. Nose is sweet and caramel. Taste is sweet with fair amount of malt mixes with caramel. alcohol well masked and drinks easily. Finish is dry with soft carbonation and a medium texture. solid ESA. quaff score 7 / 10 zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Pours amber with a thin off white head and aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is toasty and sweet, of malt, caramel, and bread with a medium finish. Decent ale, drinkable and enjoyable but not full flavored. Ferris (16529) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Draft - Overwhelmed by caramels and toffee, but not too sweet. Very mild and creamy on the tongue. Mainly lightly toasted malts but not much else. A nice simple beer.
theisti (4206) - Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
22 oz bomber purchased online at Letspour.com. The pour is a hazed golden orange, with a wisp of an off white head. The aroma is sweet and chewy caramel, tangerine citrus fruit, and a round full dark fruit. The taste is caramel malt, resin, blended with big tangerine bitter hops, and sort of a husky finish. The dark fruits carry the long finish. The palate is medium bodied, a bit of an oily mouth feel, and the lingering bitter dark fruit finish. The big flavors make this feel more alcoholic than it actually is. Nice enough. doublebock (558) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Cloudy copper color with thin white head. Hazelnut malty aroma. Crisp palate with flavors of toffee, butter, and roasted malt. bhensonb (15765) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bomber from PC Market of Choice in Ashland. Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roast malts with a hint of chocolate. Near med body. Flavor is roast malt, medium dark fruits, mixed hop. It seems pretty balanced on malt vs. bitter. It’s certainly more dry than not. I’m thinking the cousins might recognize this - fairly low ABV, not strongly bitter (to me), but bitter. JoeMcPhee (9553) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Deep amber-brown pour. Nice toasted malt character with a it of caramel and toffee. A fairly assertive woody hoppiness along with a decent bitterness. Lingering caramelly sweetness but it’s accented by the bitterness. Simple ASA but it drank good.
KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with some reddish highlights and a large (3-4 finger) light brown frothy head that had great retention, reducing to a med cap and having good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a dark bread malt, floral hops and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of toffee, dark fruit (plums, figs and overripe grapes) and a mild nuttiness.
The taste was very malty with a nice toffee sweetness from the onset, becoming fully robust with a bold dark fruit presence and a mild hoppiness towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a good fruity maltiness and a slight alcohol warming sensation left to linger.
Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a dry oily texture and a ticklish carbonation.
Overall a fully robust and flavorful brew that possessed a nice light sweet fruitiness, which worked perfectly along with the slight hoppy presence...