notalush (4450) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Portland location - quite a traditional bitter - semi-dry, straddles the line between Biscuity and doughy - earthy hop flavor but low bitterness - light buttery notes - mild hard water, mineral character - easy drinking.
Wombata (350) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brew house in P town 2009. Aroma: Mild caramel, dried orange and orange rind
Flavor: Medium bitter with a lingering balanced finish.
TBone (11186) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@brewpub (Portland, OR)
Clear amber color, small off-white head. Flowery, ryeish, English hoppy aroma. Light to medium bodied. Lemon zesty, flowery hoppyness. Late bitterness. Quite English it is and ok beer.
VertBaconStrips (1947) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of the 9hr epic solo drunkfest in Portland in Nov, 2010. Pint. Has beer colour. Also has a good tan cap and lots of spots. This didnít smell to me much like an English bitter but still smells good. Fruitiness, nectarines, granny smith apples, bready and caramelly, biscuit and more random fruit. In Portland girls seem to only wear toques and scarves when they are carrying Internet fat. Good fruity taste yet it is fairly plain. Light spice, herbal hints and lots of caramel. Chewy.
Hamshank (6) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2011 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is weak but inviting, appearance is average, taste is too weak, a better aftertaste, being from Deschutes this is below what it should be
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight bready, grainy aroma with faint hops. Crystal clear dark copper with thick, foamy lasting head. Nice lacing. Malt springs forth, trailed by a caramelly sweetness that is barely detectable. Slight floral hops on the finish with good bitterness. A tad heavy for a bitter, but crisp and refreshing.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2010-06-27. Crisp dark amber body with a modest white head. 3+ Flavour has a light bitterness throughout, nice fruity touches, mild malt and an odd grainy finish. Aroma is modest, light fruit, orange, odd grainy character. Average palate. Okay. 6/3+/6/3/12+ - 3.0 On cask at Deschutes, Portland
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2995-20100627] Cask. Bread crumb grains aroma has light fruity notes. Clear, bright red orange body with a quick foamy white head. Subtle bitter grain toasted yeast flavour has an English hops profile. Medium body is smooth. Nothing wowy but quite pleasant this night.
(@ brewpub, Portland, OR)
mikeschuld (52) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not much aroma, just a slight hint of hop flower. Loses some points on appearance from clarity and lack of head. Pretty mild flavor but a good amount of bitterness (just right for an ESB.) Pretty good mouthfeel as well. This was definitely my favorite overall Deschutes brew. Just with it had more aroma.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is mild light malt. Taste is light/medium malt-caramel, secondary herbal/earthy hps. Easy, medium body.