maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 16, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great beer. Picked some up in Buellton. Oak barrel brewing adds a light, woody touch to a slightly spicy and fruity ale. Five blended malts, English and Slovenian hops. Medium caramel-brown, dark amber color. Good session ale.
TAR (2444) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2004 Nice oak toastiness and malt emphasis akin to altbier. Notes of vanilla and toasted malt/spicy hop backdrop. Very solid.
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - NOV 5, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bubbly white head leaves a nice lacing behind. Orange amber colored beer smells of oak and malt. Nice balanced sweetness and hops on the palate. Good job Firestone/Walker!!!!
vtmobile (42) - Alabama, USA - OCT 8, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
hints of oak and red wine polish off this full bodied ale with long palate and complex taste. worth getting!
legion242 (2162) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2001
2.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color- orange, brass, copper.
Head- Big bubbles, low retention, no lace.
Burton-style w/o the saltiness; Very smoky and earthy; Not bad at all; oaky; excellent at the proper ale temp.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2000
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2003 The beer pours a cloudless burnished copper, the head is portly in size, and somewhat creamy in texture and the color a winsome light tan as it dissipates a thin sheet of lace is formed. Nose is mostly malt with a light floral aroma present, fresh, clean and the start is malt laden and sweet, top is light to moderate in feel. Finish is pleasingly acidic with the hops gratifying in their spicy presence with a bone-dry aftertaste, been 1160 days since I had one of these, and I still find it quite drinkable.
wade (58) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2000
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Extreeeeemely malty - be prepared. The description mentions hops, but they’re in a mild aftertaste at best. Not a very impressive beer, but might be good with food.