swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Northstar, North Beach San Francisco. Pours a rather dirty amber color. Some hop presence, toffee, caramel. Decent amber but really wouldnt need another
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Hawthorne Hophouse, Portland.
Pours clear golden color with small head. Aroma of
honey, caramel and malts. Flavor is the same.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Brennan’s Country Farm Market in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a hazy reddish brown amber brew with an average off-white head that slowly dissipates to a fine film and off-white ring top. Aroma of light caramel malt, a touch of toffee, flowery hops, and a tart berry character. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with some tart caramel malt and toffee. Finish is semi-sweet, a touch of fruity aftertaste with a dry citrus hop finish that slowly disappears after the finish.
PorterPounder (5101) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Portland, Or - John’s Market Place. Dark orange pour, off-white head, light lacing. Crystal malt aroma with fruity hints of pomegranate. Flavor leans to the sweet side with some passion fruit sweetness, a hint of caramel and toffee and some back end nuttiness. Mouthfeel has a nice velvery texture to it.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly lower marks as the beer was oxidized. More of a octoberfest grain bill than an english brown. Nice and malty, just nothing special.
thedm (4867) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 4, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a copper brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt and sweet. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again.
BrewDad (4601) - Olympia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle – Bier One – Newport, OR
Aroma – Nice malt aroma with good hops flavor.
Appearance – Amber gold in color, Clear, with a thin head.
Flavor – Lots of malt flavor - caramel and biscuit like. Light hops mild fruity.
Palate – Dry finish with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall – Very good beer.
kramer (4564) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber body with a large foamy off-white head that took forever to subside. The nose is showing a good bit of diacetyl with a bit of toasted malt. The diacetyl plays a major role in the flavor as well unfortunately, covering up most of what thin malt is present. Just a little bit of sweet toffee and caramel gets by all the butter. Minimal to no hoppiness. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a slick slight clinginess. Not so good, but I have a pretty heavy dislike for beers that show a heavy buttery quality to them.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a lightly hazed golden amber color with an off-white head. Light citrus notes in the aroma mixed with a semi-sweet toffee malt taste. Mild malty flavor with citrus mixed through. Light-medium bodied.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: Pours a deep amber body with a large, pillowy, whiteish head.
Smell: Very vague aroma, yielding only small hints of pale malts and maybe citrus.
Taste: Incredibly faint flavor, I suppose the politest way to describe it is to use the word "subtle". Weak hop flavor, low bitterness. Watery finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Disappointing. Nothing really grabs you, nothing intices you to drink beyond those first couple sips.