ehhdayton (1188) - USA - APR 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oak, hop, and caramel aromas are noted. The pour is golden with a off white head. Caramel flavor upfront gives way to a more hoppish and oakish flavor. The finish is smooth with some bitterness lingering on the palate.
joekool14 (1) - USA - APR 7, 2006 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer. Dark Amber color with medium head. Oak Aromas. Good Palate with flavors ranging from nutty, oaty, and toasty. Their oak barrel processing gives the beer a unique taste.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - APR 2, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to jimbowood as a bonus...this beer pours a uber clear read with not much head. Aroma is floral hops and citrus...a bit of malt too. Flavor at first isn’t too bad...at first it tastes like a decent pale ale...but then it diminishes and tastes a bit metallic...very very unbalanced finish. Mouthfell pretty much watery.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Reddish, amber pour with a medium, copper colored head. Some vanilla oaky aromas are blended nicely with some caramelized malts in the nose. A touch of grassy hops gives the smooth, delicate aroma of bit of extra character. The caramel flavors are much more apparant on the tongue, as is the realization that the balance between citrus hops and sugary malts is quite good. Final smack of oatgrain toast.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oxidation and caramel on the nose, however the palate tastes fresh. The palate is mainly balanced with fruit and earth bringing up the rear. Quick sweet finish.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz Bottles. Draft. 03/2006). Some vanilla in the aroma and a muted, soft maltiness. A bit o’ grassy hop notes. Clear, copper-colored. Very inviting. Mellow caramel and citrus notes in the flavor. Very muted woodiness with some vanilla notes. Medium-bodied.
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at T.H. Brewster. Clear, copper-coloured with a modest head. Weak aroma with notes of cellar. Flavour is citrus and caramel, but the oakiness escaped me. Medium to light body. A good thirst-quencher, but rather unspecial.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 12oz bottle pours amber with a short offwhite head. Nice aroma of caramel hops and light chocolate and brief hops. Nice pleasant smooth session brew blends together well and nothing over the top. A nice amber ale..
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma of this beer consists of malt, caramel, and fruit/prunes. It is amber in color with a good white head that dissolves rapidly. This beer is thin, smooth, and slightly bitter. The roasted grain taste fades into a fruity biscuit aftertaste.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Amber nut color, nutty and heavy malt taste. A good bear for the boys on Sunday. Most girls I know dont like it.....but hey.....they’re girls!!