boto (1960) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle: I didn’t realize that this one had been retired. It pours a cloudy brown color with a bit of head, which drops off rather quickly. The aroma is good, but a tad light. Notes of toffee and caramel malts. Possibly some raisins also. The taste is OK. Somewhat sweet, with some roastiness and dryness in the aftertaste. Not bad. Why did they kill this one?
FROTHINGSLOSH (5513) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer came to me in my beer club. I am not familiar with the brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a medium sized dark tan head. The aroma is molasses, maple syrup and light roasty malts. The flavor is molasses, raisin and moderate roasty malts. A rather nice beer.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Reddish brown color, clear, medium head. The aroma has a big caramel character. Woah, the flavor has an interesting burnt flavor with a good deal of bitterness. Okay, so I like burnt flavors. The carbonation stayed around so that was nice, too. Interesting & good beer, try one.
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, deep mahogany/brown with a small, tan head. Aroma holds pronounced caramel & oak with broth and an "oily" quality. Thin mouthfeel. Flavor is smoky with caramel malt flavor leading to a dirty, dry finish.
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RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like a soup that has only boiled a few min... the hops were there the malts were there but very dishwattery. You don’t get much of anything with this beer and I would not keep it in "stock"
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours out of the bottle a deep ruddy-brown. minimal tan head. smells of hops, malts, wood, caramel and florals. tastes strongly of caramel and roasted malts. started out sweet but finished slightly bitter. dried out my mouth. overall the flavors were not well-balanced or appealing.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This amber ale pours a dark brown color from a 12 oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is floral, earthy and sweet, a touch perfumy. A medium to light bodied amber ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and slightly bitter. Pretty much tastes like your typical brew pub amber ale. Perhaps a bit watery and a little sweet, but still very drinkable. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copper color with mild white head. Aroma big on caramel, toffee, some roasted malts teamed up with a nice hint of hop. Flavor has a weird candy thing going on for it, maybe it reminded me of something I’d eaten before. Very sweet, with a really nice caramel flavor. Enjoyable.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a nice mahogony, with a small head. has a nice bitter hops that doesn’t linger long. A nice average ale.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not terrible, but my sample had a strange "dusty" aftertaste. I’ve had beers with dry finishes, but this is ridiculous. Light caramel and roated toffee flavors with somewhat timid hopping. Prettier looking than good tasting.