gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2004
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is bad. Cloudy, brownish red pour with a thin white head. Strange aroma, sour grapes, oily, somewhat hoppy and basically skunky. Worse taste, strong, metallic, sour grapes, almost lambic like. The overall consistency was good with a good carbonation zing. Bitter aftertaste, but not a good bitter, sour. Pass it up.
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 blah blah blah... it tasted good with dinner. UPDATE 4/3/05: funny, i just a left hand jackman and itís an american pale ale and i prefer the american pale ale. the beers are quite similar, also. this is slightly thicker, more fruitiness. a bit of a chalky thing going on, also. downrated flavor a point.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber color with a smaller off white head. Sweet almonds and caramel aromas. Somewhat grainy and earthy in flavor. Yeah, I know, itís an amber. Just another one that does little to incite the senses.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden amber with small white head. Malt nose with faint hops. Med weight with a drying finish. Light carmel, malt, and faint hops....Pretty average.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 24, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark red/orange, small white head towards the edges. Aroma of Malt and rusting metal. Flavor is malty, and a little spicy. Palate is thin. Thanks to Heemer for this one.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2004
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bad beer. I could tell you why itís bad but itís not worth the time. Just humor me. This is bad beer.
Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Muddy dark bronze. Slightly creamy semi-whispy white head which lasted for duration. Interesting bite on the back of my mouth, somewhat metallic yet disturbingly appealing. Silky smooth texture yet toasty & woody flavor dominates. Not bitter. Color me wacky but I thought this was decent.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber. From the smell, I can already tell that this is going to be a dreadful experience. Exclusive malt tones of toffee, caramel, pale and caramel malts. Not much hop presense in the aroma and into the flavor. Tastes of sweet malts and the atributes of pale and caramel malts. Fairly simple and one dimensional, but this is drinkable.
igneous1 (1524) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
medium golden color, white head, mostly not lasting. hops are mild at best with decent apple and burned sugar notes.
PorterPounder (6526) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2004 Rerate Very bland and boring, no head, even more of a pronounced metallic finish. Balanced, yet boring with no high notes on either the hop end or malt end. Original 2.9 Bottle - Fox and Hound Pub in Austin, Tx. Medium copper appearance, off white head, decent lacing. Brief aroma of nuts and wort but settles quickly. Flavor has some piney notes with a bit of a nutty back end, but very subdued. Mouthfeel starts off strong but turns metallic near the end. Overall decent.