jimhilt (2543) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a three-finger white head which quickly fades and leaves no lace. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Nice clear, deep amber color. Nose is malty. Starts mellow and sweet, finishes smooth with a touch of hops. Very good Alt. $2.59 for a 12oz bottle from One Stop Oasis Las Vegas, NV.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper-toned with a healthy white head, this is a fairly decent alt. The aroma is a toasty caramel with some earthy hopping - well balanced. Very lively in the mouth, it’s got a rich toasted malt flavor with mild hop bitterness and some peppery spiciness. It’s got a crisp, dry finish. Well done.
Stew41 (1902) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 30, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
To my mind built in a lighter weight scotch ale style. No head retention, looks like cola. Not much happening smell wise. Starts off well in the mouth but falls away in the back half. Cola trait is offputting. (Crap note I know!).
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Reddish orange brown color. Medium sized white foamy head. Big malt and caramel aromatics. Caramel and crystal malt flavors, aligned with a slight toastiness. Finish is slightly ester fruity sweet, with a crispness of residual hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, but very clean and wieldy.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught. Smokey deep, deep amber; could be called red. Nose is sugary malt and syrup. Sickly sweet with traces of biscuit and acetone. Medium bodied, thinner than I expected. Finishes sweet, watery, flabby. Hopless. Overall impression is of cola backwash. Lacks flavor, structure, and balance. They should make people drink this dreck on “fear factor”.
Crockett (1071) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear red/abmer with a thin soapy white head. Aroma of light toffee, cookie malts, and some vegetable nuiances. Some chocolate, wood, brown bread crusts. A Smidgen of brown sugar. Toasty dry finish. Thin.
asheft (2901) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown with a fuzzy, beige cover. Faint, fruity aroma with some raisin/currant and a touch of caramel. Raisiny malt flavour with very subtle hops. Alcoholic banana notes. Some low bittering and a little bit of a spicy bite from the malt(?). Medium body and low carbonation. Clean finish. Nothing remarkable.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - APR 30, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish/brown hue. Sweet caramel on the front with a hop presence on the finish. Malty sweet nose. Pretty good. Slightly slick on the tongue. Definitely on the sweeter side of the spectrum.
MikeT (76) - Hollis, New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting was a draft in Anchorage that had a full amber color and nice thick white head that held. Pleasant aroma and very malty taste with a crisp clean finish. Easily had more than one.
Ron (3466) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I think this was my 1st alt style beer and it took a bottle to get used to it. The 2nd and 3rd bottles were much better. Creamy with good carbonation. Tried while in California.