bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber brown beer with a beige head. Rich malt, light roast, light spice aroma. Caramel malt and citrus hop flavor with some spice. Nice balance. Lingering malt with a bit of citrus bitterness. Just enough bitterness. Easy drinking.
douglas88 (8402) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Utah State Store. Pours a bright copper color with a nice thick beige head, and lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet caramel and lots of toasted malts. A nice fruity and malty flavor; some toasted malts, light hops, a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A decent winter beer. Not bad.
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet toffee malts and old herbal hops. Tastes like a shitty amber ale. Not awful, but definitely not good.
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a crystal clear amber with nice off white head. The aroma is rich roasted malts, mild piney to grapefruit hops and sweet malts. All well melded and inviting. I also get some grainy malts too. The taste begins with mild pine to grapefruit hop bitterness followed by chewy caramelized malts and some sweeter maltiness. Roasty malts seem to build some toward the finish. Nice offering.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Seemed aged. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a white head. Aromas are of esters, orange, marmalade, bready and a light caramel backbone. Flavors are bready, marmalade. Some decent bitterness. Quite muted. Tastes like this could be an old keg, some oxidized notes as well. Medium bubbles, soft carbonation.
after4ever (7581) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear medium amber. Thin off white filmy head. Neutral nose. A little funky. Crisp, forward attack. Active carb. Resiny c-hop comes through at the end.
nimbleprop (7489) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz botle pours a clear orange with some lacing, white head. Nose is nice, some cracker, some rye, some orange, bread crust, mild soap, some herbs. Flavor is good, sweet malt, honey, orange, pine sap, soap, mild herb, some spruce. Mostly clean, herbal finish. Not bad.
PorterPounder (7333) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bit of a funky aroma upon pouring. a little too sweet for my liking - but I’m sure if it was winter in Montana I would want something chewy like this.
Ernest (7322) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, roasted nuts), lightly hoppy (apricot), with a light note of wort.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, creamy/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Not a whole lot going on with this one, and there is a bit of a raw/unfermented worty character to it...homebrewers may dig that smell more than me.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, mostly still, light brown copper with a nice frothy light tan head. Aroma is a fairly subtle blend of sweet caramel malts, English hops and a touch of corn. Starts fairly thick and malty with a pleasant sweetness, nice carbonation, and a pale malty, dry hoppy finish with a touch of adjuncts. I think this brewery needs to change their yeast strain because they seem to make some decent beers, but the yeast in the end is too adjuncty tasting and overpoweringly lager-like. Thanks to IndianaRed for this brew!