henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The bottle poured a slightly cloudy copper-colored beverage covered with a modest white foamy head. The head retention was average but left no lacing on the glass. The aromas were straight forward, dominated by malt with notes of caramel. It had a medium body with a slightly creamy texture and lively carbonation. The flavor starts off slightly impressions of bittering hops mixed with caramel malt then settles down to a sweet, smooth malt middle and has a long slightly bitter finish.
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 10, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty sweet and grainy aroma. Candy sweet, caramel and light toffee flavors. Some dusty hops at the finish. Cloying, sticky mouthfeel. I don’t care for this one to much. Skip it.
Ratman197 (12958) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear orange-amber with a white head. Caramel malt aroma with a hint of orange. Sweet malt flavor with very minamal hops. Bitter finish.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
a very malty amber. good color and aroma. very heavy on the malts. probably a little over done. Decent, but labored to finish this as it got warm
JK (5632) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 Draught at Breckenridge Brewery, Breckenridge, CO, October 2012, GABF week. Score improved slightly, still not a great beer. Light grain and some yeast, but very little flavor or aroma.
6/2/2005 3/3/3/2/9. Brown. Lightly hopped with a bitter taste, in fact this might be better classified as a bitter. Unremarkable but no noticeable flaws.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
22 oz bomber. Pours amber with a small head that settled quickly. The aroma is caramel, grain and faint hops. Taste is more grains with some corn and dishrag hops. Totally sucked.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours light amber with a small head. Aroma is slightly malty, as is the taste, but little complexity. A thin beer.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper and clear with a decent off white head. Toasted malt and caramel aroma. Straight ahead caramel and bread flavor with a slightly rough bitter finish. Light in body.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral, toasty, and peaty aromas. Fairly light red. Weak on the front flavors, with just a hint of hops. Very small head with almost no lacing. Not much complexity to this one.
Aurelius (5006) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really enjoyed the buttery grain-malt aroma. Fairly sweet, lots of caramel, a little astringent. Somehow vacant. Finish a little tinny.