hayduke (3075) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a very clear red amber with an attractive rocky white head and good lacing. The aroma was caramel malts with some floral and pine hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is mostly malts but there are some hops there. Finish is lightly bitter. Good for an amber.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - APR 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a medium amber with a decent head. Aroma is actually of chocolate and hops. Powdered chocolate, but chocolate nevertheless. Strange, but cool. Flavor is malty on the roof of my mouth and only slightly hoppy elsewhere. Thereís not much flavor other than the chocolatey malt. Mouthfeel is good, nice carbonation with the medium body. Overall, fair to good.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bottle - Pours reddish amber with a medium off white head...aroma is a little dirty metal, a little weak grain, toasty malt...flavour is nicely balanced rough grain and caramel malt...a little thin on the finish, but totally beat my expectations...very drinkable...
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A little bit of a caramel aroma. What a great surprise. This isnít real malty, but no too hoppy either. It has a great light flavor, but enough caramel bite to it that itís not at all boring. Great stuff. One of my favorites for the style.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo: Slight stench in the aroma of dirty laundry and bland malt which I thought smelled similar to fat tire ale. The appearance is a hazy red color with a large pillow of foam. Flavor is boring and bland with only a minor tasting of caramelized malt.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a small, off-white head over a hazy light amber body. Some lace. Aroma of light manure, light hops, grain, cereal, and caramel. Taste is caramel, lightly fruity with citrus hops, and toast. A bit fizzy and water like on the tongue.
BuckeyeBoy (2323) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle pours out a amber topped with a sand head. Aroma of malts and light sweetness. Tast more of the sweetness and malts a little hop on it.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with a thick off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma with earthy grain. More caramel malt in the taste. A nice roasted malt, honey, and earthy, pine hop flavors blend well. Bitter metallic finish detracts a little.
rayOfBeer (646) - El Cerrito, California, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bomber a caramel-amber with large off-white head. Aroma is roasted grain and powdered cocoa. Flavor begins with a subtle sweetness with bittersweet chocolate and quickly drys out with roasted grain, caramel and malt ending in a somewhat tart finish. There is a smoothness throughout the palate running from lightly sweet to dry tart. Overall nice flavors and decent beer but rather over-priced for what’s here.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from BevMo Mission Valley. Nose of light citrus and piny hops mixed with caramel maltiness; hazy amber with a medium off-white head; flavor is hop bitterness and more light hop bitterness with a malty caramel background; finish is hop bitterness.