SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap Big River Nashville.
Deep red bodied beer with a thin head.
Hop aroma is there but not too overdone.
Just enough hops in the flavor to be a drinkable brew although this is average all the way. To endure service as bad as I experienced, the beer will have to be much better.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught (atlanta). Red-brown color, medium head. Aroma is good and malty. Flavor is chocolate and caramel, well-balanced, and hoppy. Hop flavor in aftertaste. Easily the best one inthe Atlanta RB brew-pub.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nashville. Pretty! Smells good! Fairly hoppy, but not as metallic as the rest of their beers (but still kinda).
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Nashville. A nice red color. Smooth mouthfeel with a light hoppyness and an additional citrus bite to it. It had that same metallic aftertaste that all of their beers had tonight. When the bartender foudn out I was on Ratebeer, he brought out an additional sampler of this from "the engine" instead of the tap. That second sampler was much nicer, with a hugely smoother and creamier quality, and none of that metallic taste.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy auburn topped with a good white head. Carmel malt aromas mostly, with some hops thrown in. Starts off pretty sweet with strong malts and a good balance of flowery hops. Long, bitter finish. Pretty good.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with an amber body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. It’s slighlty sweet and malty but bitter and hoppy with a nice piney note. Medium bodied, smooth and a touch dry.
PuckLSHS (101) - USA - APR 15, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I liked it, but it did not blow my socks off. It was a bit hoppy, which was much nicer than most of the ambers out there. I enjoyed the balance in the beer. If you are an amber fan, this is definitely one of the better one’s out there.
Tmoney99 (9949) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark amber color with a medium white head that diminished slowly. Aroma was complex hops and a roasted tone. Flavor was medium hops and malt with medium sweet finish with a small citrus tone. Very drinkable.
ElGaucho (2139) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hint of hops in the nose. Some sweet malt evident as well. Promising. Nice amber/red color. Nice lace. Hops! Now I know why it’s the 2nd highest rated Big River brew and the 11th highest in the state of TN. Still, there could be more flavor here. Needs to be sweeter to balance the Cascades.
freekyp (1459) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 Disney Boardwalk. On Tap. Everything a red should be, this is smooth silky version with ample hops (perhaps more than usual for the style) and a nice spicy quality. Malt is slightly sweet but backs off quickly towards the finish. The nose is full of caramel malt. Great with a burger.