illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with nice off white head. Very faint aroma of caramel oak, and floral hops. Very watery texture. Initial weak english bitter malt profile, with a finish that is pretty much nothing but faint oak and pepper. One dimensional and thin. Rather disappointing.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - APR 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to 1FastSTI for sharing this one. Pours a hazy dark golden color. White head. Aroma is astringent like soap, a little hop thing going on as well. Flavor is slighly hoppy, not very flavorful. Just kind of "there". Hanging out not really doing anything loud or attention getting.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I picked this up in San Diego. The beer pours to a nice clean orange copper body with a nice white creamy head. The aroma is English pale malts. Light English pale malts. Weak palate at best.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Has a pretty good mild malt aroma to it. Decent hazy brown body with a white, foamy head. Flavor isn’t too good, slightly malty, but rather non-pleasing. Light body, with decent carbonation. Overall, this isn’t too good.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a golden orange pour w/ a nice head and some good lacing. Aroma is pretty small some oak notes and very light carmel, some light hop aromas as well. Palate is highly carbonated and other than that pretty avg. Flavor is an english style malt flavor with some grainy notes and some bland flavors. NOthing special.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color; big head. Interesting aroma of hop and barley. Smooth flavor, some malt, barley and cereals. Good hops.
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.