cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a deep amber color with a big light tan head. Lots of stringy lacing. Has a very light bready, toasty caramel malt aroma. Has a caramel malt flavor. A smooth, medium body beer. A decent beer.
iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a reddish brown with creamy tan head.aroama of toffee caramal and phenloics.taste is a yeasty caramal and a slight licorce.finsh is rather sweet.overall a goood winter warmer
w0nderb0b (6) - Lacey, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good bear, thought more flavors would come through on tap, but not this time, will have to go to the bars and hope its a freshly tapped keg. Tastes good, nice and bitter. could be a tad darker for the bite.
Scarecro (18) - USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tastes very smooth for being almost 7 pct. a little bit of chocolate sweetness on the way down. classic deschutes flavor put into this one. definately a must try for the season.
DrinkMoreBeer (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Yum! Great stuff. Very well balanced hop/malt taste. Please Sir! May I have some more?
TheBeerGod (5341) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of BrewDad! 2006 Vintage. Pours a deep copper with a slight haze about it. Sturdy tan foam on the surface. Nose is spicy, fruity, hoppy, floral, and has hints of toffee. Taste brings out sweet malts, fruit cake, spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), spicy hops, caramel, and chewy malts. Maybe even some pine notes to this. The body wants to be chewy but comes across a thinner. Creamy carbonation and a lingering spicy and hoppy bitterness. Finishes with more spicy hops, spices, caramel, light toffee and light citrus.
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another superb offering from Deschutes; I love these guys. Tastes less like a Fullerís than most ESAís, perhaps because of the Oregon water? Itís really gud!
BuckeyeBoy (2867) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle Pours out a dark amber topped with a small tan head. A hint of sweat caramel on the nose. Also picked up some hops on this one that was pretty nice.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours a dark coppery amber with a persistent and lacy tan head. The caramel in the aroma is apparent at arms length, along with the citrus hops and a bit of alcohol at closer range. Medium body and carbonation. More caramel and citrus in the taste, with a resinous finish.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz - BB 01/12/05 - thanks Dukefan - Mild aroma of carmel, chocolate, dark fruit, fig, and a touch of spice. Pours muddy brown with no head or lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is barely there. I think this one is past itís prime. Thin and not as flavorful as the aroma. Makes me want a freshy.