frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought they served me another "Big Red" judging by the deep coppery brown color. Aromas gave it away... without a hop presence, but a slightly yeasty, caramel malted quality. All-malt flavor was sweet to the point of cloying. Medium-bodied with a syrupy texture.
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leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Ram in University Village, Seattle. Dark tawny color with virtually no head. The nose is a combination of caramel and nutty malt. Soft, but not too complex, and lacking of anything but malt flavors. Decent but boring.
ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
got this at the RAM. loved the dark coloring and the taste was good . very easy to drink
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at RAM, Schaumburg,IL: Darker almond color with a thin fizzy head that disappears almost as soon as she puts the pint down. Graininess, as far as malts go, some bitter hints at the finish, but overall itís a bland and nearly tatsteless beer.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2005 Nothing very complex here. It pours a nutty brown color with a near non-existant off-white head. Has a roasted malt aroma. Itís got a smooth mouthfeel, solid malt flavors, sweet & roasted. Lots of carbonation with a crisp finish.
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Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Definately amber with thin white head...aroma all malts, much like a brown...the only complex thing about this beer, is the hop bitterness first, then a caramel nutty finish, seemed sort of reversed to me...the sad thing is that this beer might really be "The most complex of their beer line-up"
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber/brown color. Sparkling. Lasting, average, creamy, off-white head. Excellent lacing. Average malty flavors of molasses, toast, and meal. Earthy bacteria. Licorice and chalk flavors. Medium body and oily texture. Metallic, chalky finish. Salty too. Good color for an amber. Overall, a decent amber beer.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled this beer at the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison WI. I wasnít a big fan of this beer, as it seemed tastless to me. However, that may be because it was one of the last beers I sampled.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft- Spokane. Bright copper color with a light beige head. Fruity raspberry aroma. Light fruit and caramel flavors. Quite spritzy in feel.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this on tap in Broomfield, CO and then also from the bottle. Tap version was a bland and boring average amber. Bottle (from Ft. Collins) was well hopped - some pine, and a long bitter finish.