Meilby (5523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Breakwater Brewing Company, Oceanside, CA
Pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, oak, vanilla and hint of chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty and spice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (4991) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Breakwater. Press amber with an off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, spices and nuts. Flavor is sweet and spicy with some caramel, vanilla and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Lightly unclear, dark amber in color, with a beige head. Light roasted caramel aroma with a touch of tropical fruits. Caramel and lightly roasted malts in the flavor, a hint of bitterness too. Soft and full bodied. Caramel and a roasted touch in the end. Oak and vanilla hints too. A quite pleasant one. 130813
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel toffee flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel toffee finish.
Sathorael (130) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a lot to say. This beer is not an American strong ale, that’s for sure. Better then the breweries other offerings for the most part. No chill haze or massive off flavors. I would consider trying this again.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The pour is amber in color with a small off-white head.
S: Smells rather hoppy. Citrus, grass, and herbs are all there. There’s a touch of oak in there and a fair amount of sweet malts. Toffee and brown sugar seem to be there as well as a light fruitiness.
T: Bready malts, light fruits, and some sugar give this one a decent amount of sweetness. Charred oak and vanilla are there and the hop flavors are also present--grass and straw for the most part.
M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: Not awful, but really unimpressive and underwhelming in all aspects.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oakquinox. Cloudy orange, white head. Nose is light fruits and malts. Flavor is rich bready malts, vanilla and oak tones prominent, finishes smooth with minimal warmth. Medium body and carbonation. A flavorful and oaky beer that is easy drinking with light fruit accents.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone. Pours with a clear brown to bronze body and an off-white head. Aromas are malty with a ton of esters, pear, caramel, alcohol and toffee. Flavors are bitter, with caramel and a lot of alcohol. Estery and some vanilla. Medium to high carbonation. Carmel and booze.
badlizard (5520) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper brown with a creamy white head. Malty caramel and molasses aroma and taste with a big oak and vanilla presence and a smooth palate.
JohnnyJ (3892) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber pour, thin off-white head. Caramel malt, fruit, bitter hops, and slightly floral. Some biscuits come through as it warms. Nothing wrong with it, but it is forgettable.