BillKismet (3520) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored, with rocky beige head. Toasted amber and chocolate malt nose, quite nice. Flavor is similarly toasted amber malt, with nibbets of chocolate mixed in. Easy sipper that seems closer to 5.5% than 6.9% ABV. This is a solid toasted amber brew.
beastiefan2k (2868) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into goblet glass Augustign goblet. Clear and dark ruby color. Lacing covers the surface of the beer. This is an Americanized English Strong Ale or maybe a session American Strong Ale. Aroma is unsugary slightly spoiled fruit maltiness. Its almost a bit barleywine-like. There is a bit of toasted malt. Nothing overpowering but strong. Flavor is sweet dark fruits at first and it fades quickly to an earthy malt with a faint generic hop end. Lightly sweet but unsugary, low hop character, well restrained but strong dark fruit presence. Its like a mini barleywine. Cascade Lakes is 2 for 2 with me, I’m always not expecting much but am very pleasantly surprised.
Crit (3563) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sparkling copper,thick beige head.Malt nose with fruity tones.More of same in palate, nicely balanced with medium hop finish
BuckeyeBoy (3696) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a pale crisp copper topped with a white head. Nose is cardboard grass and sweetness. Taste is as the nose but with a good caramel sweetness.
jandd1983 (3207) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a bright copper color with a beige head. The aroma was of bread, malts, hops and maybe a hint of cocoa. The taste was bready, a little chocolate, some more malts and hops. Nice. Thanks Hayduke!
Strykzone (5626) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer is deep amber and has just a little beige ring. The aroma is malty, chocolatey, and syrupy. The first sip brings a lot of grain. Citrus hops add some brightness and zest. Light notes of nuts and syrup. Late I get pine and some kind of spice. Dark fruit and then chocolate syrup in the finish. An interesting beer. It went trough a few style changes and that was fun.
hayduke (3778) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. A dark red colored pour with an off-white head and light lacing .Nose of malts with some biscuits and nuts. Some light spice. Medium body. Flavor is malty, with lots of grains . Smooth drinking. Nice beer
raphael (1030) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I sense a spice or two, plus caramel and pine. Yes tastes spicy too, ginger & coriander, plum, lemon. The off white head fades quickly amber-brown a little cloudy.
AmEricanbrew (6377) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottela. Clear brown color with fleeting tan head. Nutty, caramel, dust aromas. Medium bodied. Nutty, mild chocolate flavors with earthy dirt, and caramel___smooth finish---not bad.
nealblind (1154) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear red brown pour some thick head. Aroma of burnt lactic caramel. Tastes the same + some smoke. It is both bitter and sweet, though I’d hesitate to call it well balanced. It’s sorta lacking in the smoothness department. watery and sticky on the palate too.
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Amber color. Malty aroma with grassy hops. Taste is also malty with pine and grass hops. Finishes with a nice balance of the malts and hops.