DTM (776) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Part of the sampler from the brewery just outside of Winters. Pours a brown color with a hint of toffee aroma. Just not much to this one. Easy to drink, but just not much complexity.
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bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, Mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Rich malt and nutty aroma. malt and light caramel flavor with light nuttiness. Medium bodied. Malt and light caramel linger with light nuttiness.
joeneugs (2797) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at The Olde Depot. It pours a really attractive brownish ruby red color with a khaki head. The aroma is dry and toasty with hints of dark plum, cocoa and coffee. The flavor is light with some more dark plum notes, yet not sweet. Mostly dry toast and a hint of roasted malt. Lower carbonation is true to the style. Really well made.
oRos (976) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours darker copper/ruby. Taste is roasted malts but has a sweet finish. Like a light stout.
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toronado. Pours a cloudy reddish brown. Little off white head. Kinda foamy but I got a very full pour. Aroma is sorta weak. Mostly just a light caramel malt tone. Needs more spice and general oomph. Taste is mildly sweet. It actually tastes a lot like an okay mild and probably would be better on cask (at the time, I had it confused with Upright Whippersnapper, which is a rye beer). Nice fresh grain note with some toasty highlights. Feel is relatively gentle. Low carbonation. Nice enough finish. This is a pretty nice beer, but I don’t get much rye character (again, confusion) and I’d love to find it on hand pump.
thetmaxx (728) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at red rabbit for beer week. Aroma is very mild, maybe Nobel hops. Flavor is also mild, I keep thinking iced tea. Nobel hop flavors. Pretty good.
DYCSoccer17 (3215) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
15 ounce pour on tap at Preserve in Winters. Light cocoa and light sweet nutty maltiness present in the nose. Some caramel also peaks through. Amazing aroma for a mild ale. Transparent garnet-amber body with a fizzy nitrogenated khaki head that is strong and long-lasting, as expected. Starts with a nice chocolate and caramel sweetness. Becomes a little nutty in the middle, before this finishes with a very mild toastiness. This beer is packed with flavor, for being such a small beer. Nitro creates an amazingly velvety body, making an insanely great session beer!
bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours dark but transparent brown with a very creamy whiteish beige head. Very light brown ale aroma. Not quite medium body. Very smooth mouthfeel. Light chocolate flavor. Faint, very faint, sour note. Lots of smoothly gritty dark malt. SESSIONABLE!
marcus (5896) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Davis Beer Shoppe. POurs dark brown with a decent beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a very milk, very smooth pale malt flavor. A little short on flavor, but one could drink this all day.