FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good brewski. Sipped on dis on right near the beach. Santa Brah Brah. A rich brew but kinda plain like Jane. Dont see the oak involved in dis one. Smooth and pretty good, reminds me somewhat of sierra nevada but smoother w/ less hops. Drank str8 from da bottle. Enjoyable and medium. Very medium.
Ratman197 (9792) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear dark amber with a small amber head. Aromas of oak, bread and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of oak, bread and a bit of nuttieness with a dry finish.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours amber, with a cream coloured head. Aroma is sweet malty and fruity. Taste is sweet malty
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Body was surprisingly light; I guess I was expecting a "big" barrel beer. It did have big caramel malts, though. Light and flowery bitterness seemed to complement nicely. No real complaints; nice flavors; OK aromas.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint poured at the Big Skye Cafe in San Luis Obispo (California), an amber/brown with a full head. A pleasant floral aroma. A fruity taste with a hint of berries. Great mouthfeel with a good bitterness in the aftertaste.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Tasted during trip to California. Amber clear colour with a nice smooth head. Very sweet little aroma of malt. Some woody flavour very smooth somewhat dull. But worth a try.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright copper color with a taller light tan head. Sweeter aromas of sugar cookies, orange blossom honey and just hints of pale malt. I find it to be slightly thin in feel (lightly watery mixed with higher carbonation). An english flare to this one that I do enjoy. Mild lightly earthy malt mix with floral hops. A nice balanced brew. Wow, a couple ambers in a row that I have liked. I’m slightly worried that I may be losing it.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma was malty sweet w/ oranges, slight coriander and a slight dark fruit/spice note. The flavor had oak, malts, a slight citrus and a little roast astringency. The beer poured a brownish orange color w/ reddish hues; thin lasting head and lacing. The mouthfeel was light to medium body, creamy, and bold through the middle, but very light on the tip of the tongue.
JFGrind (1844) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My expectations of Double Barrel were too high on this beer. Malty English bitter with caramel and butterscotch flavors. Hops and oak barrel flavor are fleeting.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Falling Rock. Pours a lush gold/amber with a full head. Aroma is like a nice English bitter. Flavor is a nice balance of bitter malt and floral hops. Good beer.