daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour, off white head. Flavors of caramel, toffee, maybe some golden raisins. Again, its tasty but nothing spectacular.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Arrives from the tap with an amber tinged tan colored head. The beer is a rich amber/red color that is a clear, copper tinged, copperhue when held up to the light. The nose smells of toasted whole grain with a caramelized edge to it. There is a bit of a grassy herbal edge to the beer, but it is mostly malt influenced.
Medium bodied, but with a prickly carbonation that seems a touch too heavyy for this beer. The beer is again way too cold, but flavors of toasted, slightly nutty, whole grain are noticeable up front. The finish has some bitterness to it, a light herbal note, and a sort of tartness somehow. A bit of nutty character and perhaps even some roast character starts to come out as the beer warms up a bit.
Again, not bad, the cold definitely gets in the way of really enjoying this beer, even more so than the Blanco, this should be on the warm side of cool, rather than served at lite beer like temperatures.
alexanderj (3266) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler pour; poured a fairly red orange type color. Large khaki colored head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, fruit, with some toasted notes. Fairly sweet throughout with some caramel and fruit; not overly flavorful. Ok overall.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up at Flanny’s Arizona on Tap Festival with a nice looking amber body that has a slight haze and copper edges and supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up sweet malts, caramel, kind of bready, kind of doughy and then it ends with slivers of sweet smelling prune like fruity esters. The taste is similar with sweet malts and caramel candy that have a slight doughy edge to them. To midway those notes are further sweetened by some thin sweet prune and ripe cherry like fruity esters. Pretty nice.