cathcacr (649) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
This RB average of 3.27 is bullshit. This beer has much too much flavor for that. Presents much like a scotch ale - very sweet, peaty, smoky/roasty. Otherwise, presents much like a strong porter. Yum. troopie (2497) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Bomber. Poured deep old ruby red with medium lasting beige head. Full aroma of caramel, malt, raisin. All over the mouth malty flavour, a bit of sugar, a bit of alcohol. Lasting malt finish with a biscuit tinge. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Fred Fest 2009 – Portland, ORSDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Aroma: Sweet malt aroma with big hops and strong alcohol aromas.
Appearance: Dark Reddish Brown in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Big malt flavor this also had the fruitiness and added alcohol flavors. Big beer flavors this beer will age well.
Palate: Dry Sweet fruity finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: 25 years this was a great beer. Had this on tap this pours so well. Thanks Rob and Kurt here to 25 more. Very sweet this will mellow over the years.
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Aroma is an appetizing batch of rich malts and freshly brewed caramel on top of dry fruity background. Viewed as a dark brown hue accompanied by a perfect half inch thick creamy head. The flavor is smooth and robust with a usage of high quality malts and semi sweet caramel. In my opinion this is an excellent try at an altbier which is why i give this a high score. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle: Mahogany ruby color with tan head, nose of oak, berry and molasses. Sweet maple and rich malty goodness. Pleasing caramellized flavor, intense but subtle balanced hops and light alcohol. Barleywineish but a slight roasty note.
DuffMan (10751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Very hazy, medium amber with a short-lived head. This beer has the nuttiest aroma of any beer I’ve ever tasted: crazy true pecan aroma, dusty undertones, brown bread, sunflower seeds. This is a malt sandwhich and I love it! Nutty and bready malt flavours with fruity accents; dry peanut-skin bitterness. Actually a wonderful showcase for well structured malts. A nice surprise. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Sampled on 7/31/10. This American Strong Ale pours a dark amber brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is roasted malt, caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied American Strong Ale. The malts are roasted, chocolate, fruity and semi-sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Good carbonation. A touch of alcohol bite at the finish, but mostly fairly smooth tasting. Lots of semi sweet malt flavors, with a touch of hops. Hides the alcohol fairly well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
( 22oz bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer) Pours clear brown, great lacing. Nose is chocolate, taste is the same. Oily body with a nice matching hop presence. Very good. poisoneddwarf (2688) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Bomber. Aroma of sweet malt, raisins; I’ve had barleywines which smell pretty similar to this. Pours dark brown with a decent head, decent lacing. What do ya know, it tastes like barleywine, with raisins and molasses being the dominant flavors. Hop bitterness, alcohol in the aftertaste. Not too bad. Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pours brown with a moderate beige head that fell to a thin film, leaving a little lacing as I drank. Sweet malty aroma. Has a very caramelly, brown sugar flavor, with a toastiness. The sweet side of this is not unlike a good brown sugar cookie. The spicy, moderately bitter hops balance out the strong sweetness well. Has a moderately rich mouthfeel and a light, not too harsh alcohol finish. I went into this expecting to dislike it and was pleasantly surprised.