arminjewell (9744) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, caramel, sherry, hints of oxidation, slight grassy notes, pretty nice. Taste is a mix of oxidation, grass, sherry, hints of red fruit, berry, caramel, hints of grain, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 17, 2015
decent but short lasting tannish head.. the brew is surprisingly dark.. deeep amber but very clear.
Nose is very complex.. but odd for sure... tons of caramel and melanoiden notes ... burnt sugars and earthy elements that I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around... punctuated by a mildly assertive hoppy presence.
Flavor mirrors the aromas but some very nice fruity notes come out as dried cherry and fresh fig.. even blackberry... dark bread and maybe some pipe tobacco toward the finish.. sorta salty burnt sugar at the end of the palate....
The booze in this one helps a bunch right now as it is really all over the place with aromas and flavors.. the EtOH helps tie things together thornecb (6189) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Pours clear, dark orange-tinged amber, Off-white head quickly recedes to mottle surface. Sweet caramel aromas. Sweet caramel and hot resin upfront turning to a last pine finish. TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Bottle pours mahogany with thin tan head. Sweet, hoppy aroma. Initial flavor is sweet, like vanilla toffee, the fruitiness of pineapple and cherries, ending with pleasant hoppiness. LTD release #4, Spring 2011.
raphael (1311) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2011
oak, bitters, alcohol hard to pull the aroma apart but I like it. clear dark amber with persistent off white head.. well balanced flavors with what I thought might turn metallic lsightly mitigated by an apricottish sweet. the thinness in the mouth also spread the flavor out while leaving the dichotomy of an irking bitterness and a borderline cloying sweetness. the finish reflects this.
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2011
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Dark brown pour with a thick and lasting tan head. Big fruit and hop aroma along with some mild malt notes. Flavor starts with a blast of sweet fruit followed immediately by a bitter and peppery hop flavor. Some light sweetness and fruity notes at the end with a bitter and lingering aftertaste. IrishBoy (4259) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bomber from Ledgers. Nose is citrus hops, toffee, with hints of raspberries and cranberries. Lightly hazy rusty red with a small beige head. Flavor is lightly bitter, hints of pine, toffee and dark caramelized sugar. Finishes moderately bitter. halfonit (1415) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours a clear dark golden/amber color. Aroma is of malts, lactic, toffee, leafy hops, and a little nuttyness. Flavor is of malts, some chocolate, caramel, hops, and a little lactic. Leaves a malty caramel finish. Just a little too carbonated for my liking. Johnsense (1818) - - JAN 16, 2012
Brownish pour, fairly reasonable head. Straks of lacing. Booze and dried fruit in the aroma - Bittersweet probably sums it up best. Banana, Candied fruit, plum, alcohol, Malty, bitterness from the Galaxy hops. A little over carbonated. - Fairly good. Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
(Bottle) Pours deep reddish brown with hints of orange. Sand coloured head. The aroma holds resinous hops and dry caramel up front with undertones of herbs, spices, flowers, bread, nuts, woodsy citrus and raisins. The flavour is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of caramel, nuts, bread, resin, wood, flowers, grass, herbs, spices and some fruits. The mouthfeel is clean and soft with a light to medium carbonation. Light fiery, balanced hoppy and malty finish. Medium bodied.