SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Translucent dark copper with a thick creamy beige head, medium body with medium carbonation.mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Aroma: sweet crystal malt, leafy hops, a hint of malt vinegar, and ale yeast esters.
Taste: crystal malt, leafy hop bitterness with i touch of pine, and fruity yeast esters.
Great texture and balance, with the perfect amount of bitterness for English pub food pairings. Very quaffable.
Beautifully balanced English Ale (of course). Almost gave points off for inane website but beer was too good. Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
A really nice bitter, suprisingly, since its not all that popular. Decent amount for a decent price, deffinately worth a try. ronaldtheriot (1934) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Well’s Bombardier has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head, a semi-clear, slightly bubbly, deep copper or even ruby appearance, and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is beautiful- rich, sweet, toffee, mild coffee, citrus, sugar, and mild hop oil. Taste is similarly beautiful- toffee, hop oil, moderate and balancing bitterness, sugar, bread crust, and malt. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Well’s Bombardier finishes semi-dry, delicious, and quite drinkable. RJT
huineman (690) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2015
Pours dark amber. Scarce greenish head.
Aroma is high: Seville orange, nuts, pie, iodine.
Creamy, very well balanced between a certain sweetness, fresh acidity, refrained bitterness, metallic mouth and a hint of saltiness in the finish.
Very good ale.
Elbow (6) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010 does not count
I love this beer! Hearty but smooth and delicious. (In my opinion) nazzty (1376) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
Nice bitter and a strong taste of caramel and roasted almonds with a sophisticated bitterness in the aftertaste. bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
The colour is deep deep amber with a tinge of brown. The thick beige foam dissolves surprisingly fast into a smooth cap (but that could be the result of using a too small glass).
The smell is generous: The scent of sweet raisins blends with fruity malt, burned notes and a firm, complex bitterness. Classy!
The carbonation is balanced with refreshing, small bubbles that soften quickly.
The taste. Ooooh, the taste… There is a distinct bitterness matched with a solid body right from the start. There are notes of dried fruits, nuts, diacetyl and a gentle touch of alcohol develops into a cream-like mouthfeel and a very complex bitterness with flavours of lemon, bitter almonds, raisins, cocoa and gunpowder. The aftertaste lasts for ages, and keeps on developing well after ten minutes.
What can I say? This is marvellous ale. But please be aware that there is a less alcoholic version of this beer, sold in cans, that is a good brew but not at all like this one. dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
Pours a clear dark ruby amber. Has a full creamy tan head that sticks around a good while. Leaves a fair bit of nice curtainy lacing. Smells sweet and tart. A little bit of honey and grainy bread. Flavour is nicely bitter up front on a bed of roasty malts and some citrus and grapefruit in the finish. Slightly reminiscent of a good IPA. Nice palate, full body, medium smooth feel, soft carbonation.Very nice surprise considering the last Bitter I’ve tried. Good drink.