Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle, pours a dark crimson red with a thick foamy off-white head. Aromas of dark malts, caramel, light brown sugar, and a bit of sweetness about it. At first taste, I’d call this a brown ale if it were a blind test. Nutty caramel and some toffee, and a sweet finish are what makes up the flavor. Light without being watery, smooth, and a lightly sweet malty aftertaste. I think it’s a well made beer, but one is enough for me.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with a medium tan head. Caramel aroma, flavor has hints of fruit and bread with a nice balance and and a moderately malty body.
amc3000 (47) - alhambra, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is a clean sweet almost peaty malt.
taste is above average with no off flavors and nice malt/hop balance.
this one goes down fast with not much aftertaste.
That1Guy (2033) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Ugh. Boring. Lotsa maltiness. Id take Lakefront Eastside Dark over this poop any day. Some dirt, some sweetness, some thinness and some non-awesomeness.
lb4lb (2572) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in trade from milwaukeeclassic. Thanks!
Pours a clear maroon pour with a quick fading beige head. Smell is sweet toasty bready tart malt. Taste is thin with some metal and pumpernickel like breadiness. Appropriate balancing bitterness, a touch sweet though overall, and lightly yeasty. A medium to thin body and a touch high carbonation. Drinkable, but average.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 Pleasant aroma of apple cider and toffee. Pours a lovely deep clear red-brown with ongoing effervescence. A big tan head leaves a modest lace. Flavor explodes all over the range of sweet roasted malts: raisins, plums, roasted nuts, apple cider. Finishes with some fresh bread, noble hops, and lingering raisin sweetness. Creamy palate, nicely carbonated, very drinkable.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2009 pours clear and light brown,with a very small head aromas of hops and malts taste are of,caramalized malts,nuts and hops very smooth mouth feel and a mildly sweet finish would drink this one anytime
Strykzone (5386) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown and amber color with a tan head. Aroma is not substantial but is well balanced with some nuts and caramel. Flavor offers roasted notes and dark fruit. The hop provides a nice depth to the flavor and acts as ying to the mat yang. Great balance. Dry bitterness. A very well crafted beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Better served warmer. Pours a dark brown body with a 1 finger white head. Aroma is musky malt german hops and a sticky etoh. Flavor is smooth roasted malt, and german hops. A light malty flavor trails off. decent.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark brown colour with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is pleasent, touch of oak, over ripe fruit- apples and jerky? Dark roasted coffee beans, full creamy mouthfeel, well carbonated and a nice long finish.