illidurit (2270) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on tap. Copper color, with a bright white head that clings to the glass. Aromas of toasted malt and some citrusy hops. Flavor is grounded by the sweet malt as a candied citrus hoppiness lingers atop it. Medium bodied, well-carbonated, easy to quaff.
paulsutter (8) - Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2008 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Nice aroma - light citrus fruit and grain. Color is dark clear amber. Thin mouthfeel. Taste was a bit better than average but nothing out of the ordinary.
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is light caramel malt, and a bit of apple. Flavor is about the same. No hops that I can detect. Inoffensive, but extremely boring.
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was overall a real good beer with a nice and clean hop finish,it poured a nice copper look and had a smooth and a little spice flavor in it and sort of fruity, this was a very drinkable beer as a everyday beer.CHEERS!
AlexPlatt (7) - USA - APR 4, 2008 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pour. Average but very pleasant nose, slightly metallic with lots of toasted wheat. Consistent color, amber with some red, but the head is disappointing. I really like the well-balanced flavor of this ale: the malt notes are strong but not overwhelming, hops are a bit weak but still present, lots of caramel and toffee notes with toast and just a hint of fruitness. The mouth is just about perfect ... not too light, not too heavy, some pleasant oil sensations with proper carbonation. A solid ale, but it doesn’t take any risks and lacks a truly distinctive character.
RedSox2004 (1553) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish copper color with a thin but solid head. Malts are evident in the aroma, very slight fruit/hops, and if you try real hard, some oakiness. Sweetness is well balanced by the hops, and some vanilla comes through as well. Medium bodied, carbonation died quickly. All in all, kind of disappointing - I expected more from this.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy brown copper with flat head. sweet whisky oak aroma, smooth flat palate with mild finish. mild oak whisky finish. smooth and light, complexity, taste the barrels but subtle in the background.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber, clear, moderate off-white head. Fruit, woody, toffee aroma. Light in the mouth, fresh and fruity, with a very interesting malt character reminiscent of tannic dark tea. Very interesting, very drinkable. Nice!
BillKismet (3659) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium amber with okay head. Mild malt and hop fusion in the nose, but nothing special. Easy going amber ale/English pale ale. Drinkable with the light presence of alcohol Moderately sweet, but completely uneventful.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle->English pint glass: Pours a large, rocky head that exhibits poor lacing atop of a cloudy, dark amber body. A good amount of carbonation occurs circa the pour. Sweaty aroma, yeast smell, not much other aromas. Taste is mildly hoppy, sticky on the mouth feel, thin texture, not really bitter or sweet, finishes astringent and not a lot going on in my opinion. This beer definitely does not live up to they hype that some people (like the sommelier at my local gourmet wine/liquor/beer store) give it.