hayduke (5203) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
This 22 oz. bottle poured a dark amber with a robust tan head and good lacing rings. Nose was crawling with malty aromas including rye. Medium body and smooth and chewy mouthfeel. Flavor is very malty, with all sorts of flavors including nuts. The finish was lightly bitter and with some subtle fruit that was delightful. This was kind of like an English Bitter but smoother and easier to drink than most. Excellent. This small brewery is making good beer. AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Ruby brown. Cherry and honey on the nose. Sweet with tree bark and raisins. Sweet but lacking something in the middle. Maybe it’s too dry. Has lots of oak. SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle shared by Ferris at RBWG: Poured a reddish orange with off white head. Aroma was sweet malt. Taste was earthy with some sweet malt. Didn’t work well with my palate. jsquire (4483) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2004
On tap at the Horse Brass pub in Portland. Clear ruby red color with a thin, off-white head that left strong lacing. Lots of sweetness in the nose, like the belgian candi sugar. Tons of malt sweetness but with equal tons of hops to balance it out. It is not an IPA hoppiness (I wrote down American Strong Ale as my guess for it’s style). I really liked it and wished it was available here. VsXsV (4438) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber liquid with small white head. Aroma of raw sugar, toffee, raisins, sweet alcohol, earth and light fresh hops. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, toffee and alcohol. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite good.
theisti (4126) - 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. DYCSoccer17 (3696) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
10 ounce sample from the Horse Brass Pub in Portland, OR. It’s amazing that it took this beer 6 years to acquire 10 ratings. Aroma is rather mild with light caramel and light fruity hints. Mildly metallic, too. Transparent amber body with an off-yellow head that leaves decent lacing. Starts a little fruity and sweet, before it becomes chewy, caramelly, and toasted with maltiness in the middle. Finishes with decent roastiness and some metallic hops. Pretty tasty. drpimento (3630) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Not bad, not great. Poured at a good temperature with an average off white head and some lace. Color is a very slightly hazy dark amber. Aroma is super mild with only a hint of malt and hop. Flavor’s like nose, carbonic tang up front, followed by bitter/sweet. Not a lot going on. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, average length, and forgettable. mjg74 (3106) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bomber from Capital Market. Deep amber/ruby in color upon pouring. Fairly subdued nose with a little dark fruit coming through. Mild earthiness up front with quite a bit of dark fruit. A bit of hoppiness, but mostly malts and dark fruit. Very balanced easy drinking strong ale. Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2004
RBSG 2004, on tap: Clear orange with a frothy head. Citrus (orange) bubble-gum and plums in the aroma, starts and ends lightly sweet. Full boded, chewy, with lively carbonation. Ends with a long sweet aftertaste.