MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown with a small off white head. Fresh wheaty and slightly caramel aroma. Pleasant balanced amber flavor. unremarkable finish. an above average amber.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Dark red, working on brown. Off white head. Smells like a can of fresh peanuts. Same sort of nutty flavor with a touch of toffee and roast. Hops a earthy. Plenty bitter. Medium body. High carbonation. Roasted dry finish. Not a bad little beer.
bigrond (1408) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
aroma is nil. Color is deep dark reddish brown. flavor is slighty sweet. nutty and a little caramel. Very good. Finishes easy and dark. A smooth drinking beer. Fort Collins is an impressive brewery. I think I have three others in the fridge to try tonight.
mribm (445) - Hurley, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This copper colored ale poured with a long lasting head and had a slight maltiness and a sourness to it. I didnít particularly like this beer and I donít think I would buy it again. Very one dimensional, bland and a sour after taste. Reminds me of the Magic Hat beers which I also am not fond of.
biznizness (1056) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not too high on this one. Not very well balanced. Wouldnít buy again. That is all.
narticus (6) - USA - DEC 9, 2007 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. from Riverside. Nice brick color, though the thin head disappeared rapidly, more like a brown ale than a red/amber. Much darker in the malts than I would have expected from the style, with a little chocolate bitterness (with the hops adding to the bittersweetness of the chocolate). The finish is way too sweet, with an earthy sweetness like molasses or caramelized veggies. Iíve had far, far worse, but Iíve also had much better.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear, but a murky shade of reddish-brown with a very short-lived cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up lightly-smoked caramel and darker fruits with pine and herbal accents.. very floral and flagrant.. I enjoyed it. The flavor was on the sweet side, again with lightly-smoked caramel, adding toffee.. more fruits on the back-end with a sharp, not-so-well balanced bitterness.. finishes very sweet. Light-medium bodied on the palate with lower carbonation (wish it was a little more active).. didnít enjoy the finish so much.
ph0tik (89) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very nice, bread like aroma. Deep red with a thin tan head. Quite hoppy finish. Darker than expected but a good beer.
beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle-trade w/pepsican. Pours a fairly dark red color w/a slight head & good lacing. Floral hop aroma. Has some hop bite on the front end, more than your typical amber. Hop kind of overpowers the malt, but it still has a toasted almond, bread dough flavor to it. Not bad, solid Amber, very drinkable. Thanks Andy!!
pepsican (1395) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light ruby with a tan head. More malty than hops in the nose. Tastes almost like a porter, smoke and hops with a bit of caramel and molasses. Completely different than I expected, but pretty good.