STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle- color of light mahogany , with a medium white head - nose of balanced malts and hopps , coco , red fruit , and toasted wood – taste of spruce , red fruit mostly red cherries , earth , that is balanced malts and hopps - body dirty , but crisp – aftertaste of bright red fruit and hops
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with an offwhite head that retains very well and leaves good lacing. Smell is fairly hoppy; pine and some caramel notes come through. Taste begins a little grassy from the hops, but then gives you more toasty caramel flavors with some pine sap at the finish. Fairly high carbonation with a medium body, fairly slick on the tongue. I got this in a trade a little while back, so maybe it was a little old, but either way, this was a pretty decent beer.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured a cloudy amber color with a nice rocky head and good lacing. Had a sweet caramel with some almost burnt biscuit aromas. Some small hop presants. The taste had a good balance of flavors, mixed malts with some nutty almost Brown Ale qualities. A good amount of hop bitterness and flavor peak through the rich malts. Overall one of the top ambers and another winner from Drakes.
smcd (366) - USA - APR 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz Bottle. 04/2006) Subtle nose of stewed malts and the resulting caramel. Clear, deep amber with medium, off-white head that dissipates to a prominent ring (but little film). No lace. Very mellow, malty with notes of astringent grain and caramel. An almost orangey hoppiness and creamy finish that lingers for just a few seconds. Very tasty.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am becoming very impressed with this brewery. This was nice and malty. It was light but still nice and flavorfull.
badhack (358) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured an amber with a strong malt and caramel notes. Some bitterness in the finish.
Cory (356) - , California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of dried apricot and molasses, dark amber color, light crisp and short sweet/savory taste. Lingering brown rice finish. Solid beer that’s complex enough to be respected and light enough to be pint worthy.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours brownish amber with good tan head - nice lace and retention. very nice nose of dusty cocoa and light refined hoppiness, w/some underlying caramel. creamy malt sweetness is touched by a bit of roast bite and herbaceaous hoppiness. good balance/easy drinker.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yet another great beer from Drakes. Somewhat similar to their IPA without the hops. Overall, nice job.
mintzmeet (279) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep malty aromas. Delicious but simple malt with oaken flavors. Lightly roasted with some subtle hoppy undertones.