troopie (2379) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Draught. My Border ancestors drank ale like this. Deep amber red with lasting off white head. Sweet malty aroma. Very full. Full bodied. Malt with some peatiness. Lasting malt finish, with enough hop to keep it honest. Excuse me, friends, I must now go and steal horses. jjgmd (2212) - 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 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Draught @ Porters in Medford:   Garnet in color, off-white head, fairly large, sticky lacing.   Looks decent enough.   Nutty nose, malty, certainly biscuity.   Marris Otter malts on the tongue?   At least that is what I think it is, very biscuity.   Malty, but not heavy.   Lighter example of the style, but decent enough.   Body and mouthfeel border between moderate and full.   Slightly fruity on the exit.   Decent beer, not so heavy with the biscuit aspect, which I dislike if too heavy.   Fairly well balanced, obviously the hop side of this is miniscule.   Simple and enjoyable. Strykzone (7482) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2011
22 oz. bottle sent by Hayduke. Enjoyed during a facebook chat. This beeer poured a mahogany brown and was mostly clear. A tan that was one finger at best but that had strong retention. A very unique nose was sweetness and rye. The flavor began with huge rye and grain. That grain was complex and made me wish I was more familiar with varieties of it. Chocolate and rye were tasted but other nuances were missed. Late, some hops began to emerge. They were mildly bitter and offered soft fruit. This was such a fun beer to sample and rate. Beginning with a unique blast it later allowed nuances to be tasted. Thanks, Ron! hayduke (5599) - 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.
can8ianben (1559) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Strong sweet malt flavor throughout. Pleasant west coast hops and a nice bitter finish tie it all together. Really nice but rather immemorable. KajII (800) - 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...
bhensonb (15489) - 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. Ferris (16067) - 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. Ratman197 (15100) - 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.