jake65 (2451) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at taphouse; Pours a deep reddish brown with a large creamy head. Nose is earthy and roasy, some bits of rye. Rye remains in the flavor with a more hoppy center and a bit of roasted malts. Kind of sweet, yet dry and piney.
beernovice39 (3040) - Montana, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Clear red/brown pour with an off white head. Scent is roasty and earthy. Taste is toast and sweet caramel.
luttonm (1767) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at original brewpub. Pale brown with a red tinge. Thinly bubbled head. some juiciness up front, apple/grape juice, but finishes fairly dry with a minor hop. Sticky fruit lingers, odd one, tasty enough but missing a lot.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the 2nd annual Montana Brewers festival. slightly hazy amber. Aroma of mostly grain. Taste is not very imperial tasting to me, mostly grain again and caramel.
Tmoney99 (9650) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at brewpub.
Poured a clear reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasted and had very good lacing. Good roasted malty and small earthy hop aroma. Medium body with slick smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate well balanced smooth flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Good complex brew.
Ratman197 (8532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering light amber head. Aromas of carmel, light fruittiness and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of fruittiness, carmel, light pine and a hint of earthiness with a smooth lightly sweet malty finish.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with light brown head. Sweet malty nose. Flavor is slight nutty with good bit of caramel. Medium body with very light carbination. A few hops on the clean finish.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draught at the brewpub in downtown Billings, Montana. Pours a clear caramel amber brew with a thick and lumpy off-white head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet multi-grain bread doughy malt, flouwery hops with some toffee, and a touch of pineapple. Taste is medium to fully bodied, light carbonation with a thick bready malt flavor. Finish is soft, very light bitterness with a bread-like aftertaste. One of the most flavorable amber ales this side of the Mississippi River.