BrewDad (5005) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
San Diego Summer Trip 2014 - Good strong ale flavor and finish. Nice coloring and terrific malt backing. I was impressed.
rlgk (11343) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub, Oceanside. Clear amber/mahogany beer with a nice lasting beige head. Malty caramel aroma, grapes, toffee, caramel, citrus, figs, peach, biscuits, some banana and licorice. Malty caramel flavor, toffee, licorice, caramel, figs, raisins, citrus, alcohol is very well hidden. Very nice.
bergstaden (1327) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with off white head - Good malt aroma with some caramel - A good solid malt body that is sweet with caramel and some dark chocolate - Lingering malt finish that is sweet with caramel and some dark chocolate that leaves hint of biotterness - This was very good
thome50 (1064) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
George’s Bachelor Party September 2013. Pours a deep brown. The booze is hidden but not very well rounded.
Meilby (8038) - 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 (5967) - 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 (13938) - 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 (17201) - 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 (151) - 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 (11244) - 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.