Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brownish red, with a thin layer of foam. Faint aroma, but there is little bit of caramel and some piney hops. Nicely full bodied, with a nice mix of caramel and pine. I think Iíve typed the word caramel 3000 times since Iíve been on ratebeer...
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 24, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle from the Woodmans on Gammon Road, Madison WI (October 2006) consumed mid-November from a Chouffe tulip glass. Thick, stable creamy-frothy off-white head tops the ruddy red-bronze body which bubbles away nicely for a while....touch buttery in the nose though some nice rough woody-twiggy hops manage to struggle through; with warmth the nose seems to fade to almost nothingness though a hint of diacetyl remains.....cherry-apple fruitiness in the body ebbs to a serious dryness and burnt-bitter roastiness....on the whole this is very dry and boring with almost no real flavor, with rough carbonation and bland soda-wateriness making this another major disappointment from this once well-regarded (by me anyway) brewery.
kramer (4347) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a minimal fizzy white head. The nose is toasty and slightly grainy malts with a little iced tea and some light floral hops. The flavor is mostly husky crystal malt with some moderate bitterness. Finishes with a little caramel sweetness, toasted malt, and a lingering dusty graininess. Slightly sticky and clingy with moderate fizzy carbonation. A pretty forgetable beer. Meh.
TomDecapolis (4331) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to hopdog for this bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber with some orange notes and a medium creamy/bubbly off white head that left lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nuts, floral notes and some citrus. Flavor of some doughy, bready malt, light grains, some caramel, light toasted malt, citrus, floral, touch of hop bitterness.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark amber color with a thin white head. Hoppy aroma with a tad of malt. Some nut flavor, very thin body. Malt at the end. Eh, itís not bad.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Strong aroma of caramel and light hops. Pours a dark, slightly hazy amber with a small off-white head. Nice lacing. LIght malty initial flavor with a moderate caramel and light hop finish. Not bad and definitely better than an average of 2.82.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent session beer. Lightly roasted malt and grain. Very light hops. Nice amber color and some sediment. Nothing exciting, a little nut flavor, and very drinkable.
markwise (4090) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the nice guys at Oldsmar Tap House for sharing this one. Pours amber-red with a white head. Nose is malt, pine hops, and some grounded caramel. Flavor is malt and hops. Standard amber- medium-bodied and pretty nice.
DrSilverworm (3994) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Mostly clear orange / red color. Little white head, some bits and ropes of lace. Caramel malt in the nose, light spicy malt. Little hint of mustiness. Smooth, soft light-medium carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate bitter taster, moderate sweet in the finish.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish amber with medium orange-ish head. Aroma of bread, citrus and light caramel. Taste is caramel, nutty and has a bitter finish. Mostly malted but decently balanced. A so-so effort.