zathrus13 (1733) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice amber/brown color. The flavor has too much smokiness to it, which was unexpected based on the description. It just didn’t seem to come together.
bu11zeye (12102) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a deep amber with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of florals and caramel. Smokey, earthy flavor. Mildly bitter finish.
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 11, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
reddish brown. brown sugar aroma. lightly nutty, toffeeish and not much else apart from a generic mild bitter finish
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap@Capitol City, DC. Malted caramel to start, quite sweet, some brown sugar. Orangey/lychee like hops to finish. tastes a bit odd to me, lots of flavour, but a bit too sweet for me, some bitterness in the end.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kind of a bummer, as this beer smelled and looked pretty. The malt didn’t seem to match the hops in this one
PorterPounder (5959) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at downtown D.C. location. Guy sitting next to me said it reminded him of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - good call. Deep dark, copper appearance with a fluffy white head - good lacing. Pleasant sprucey aroma. Flavor has some grapefruit notes but not tonque numbing. Very well balanced with a thick mouthfeel. Very good brewpub amber.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. Yeah, it's amber. Great nekkid lady logo, but pretty boring otherwise. Unremarkable level of hops and malt. This is probably their best seller as the beer-challenged probably like it.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish auburn. Nice nose, very malty, a bit nutty, plenty of caramel. Similar profile in flavor, lots of caramel malts, nice balance of hops at the end. Good palate as well, bit creamy and sticky.
CapFlu (4715) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Copper colour. Highly carbonated. Medium almond head. Nose of caramel hops. Malty with LOTS of hops. Mildly tart finish.
Aurelius (4572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nutty and slightly vegetable pale malt aroma. Woody and dry with only the vaguest sweetness. Little hints of bitter chocolate. Quite a contrast with the Pale Rider, and I don't recommend that you follow one with the other. After your palate adjusts, its rather enjoyable. Medium light body. Could have used some more carbonation.