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A striking ruby hue and spicy floral nose punctuate the pleasant sweetness of this brew. Crystal malt coalesces with the earthy flavor of Willamette hops. A hauntingly beautiful combination.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Pours a deep ruby-amber color with clarity and a fairly small, beige, pillowy head which is mostly diminishing. Nose is sweet with dark caramels, a light chocolate note, lightly toasted bread, and faint floral and a mysterious berry character. Flavor is nice with toasted dark bread, very dark caramel, light citrus notes (maybe berry in character), and a cedar note into the finish. Palate is medium-light, nearly lively, and a bit watery but drying out into the finish. Finishes a bit dry with lingering cedar notes and a nearly moderate bitterness. Quite a curious amber with some nice notes and certainly not a typical beer of the style. Nice local beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Got this one bottled, thank you <a href = "http://www.ratebeer.com/View-User-19511.htm& Bubbly, hazy amber pour with a fizzy yellowish head, chocolate malty nose, sweet and malty, very good amber!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/20/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

clear dark red, fine beige head, drippy lace, dry dark caramel malt aroma with a touch of toasted character, rich caramel malt flavor, bready character, only a touch of sweetness, lots of hop flavor and bitterness leaves a lasting impression,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2755) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Deep amber, almost brown color. Bottle from GSO Winewarehouse. Slightly sweet aroma with a little licorice in there as well. The nose reminds me of a number of barlye wines Iíve had. The aroma sets you up for something big and full flavored but that does not come through. The beer falls a little short of complex flavors. Some sugar and some red fruits in there. Medium bodied and quick to finish leaving a sugary mouth coating at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2007
This is a nice brew from the Fo Co Brewery. Pours a clear amber redish color with an off white head. Aroma isnít great, but the flavor was good. Very smooth with a malty not-so-bitter taste. Of all the brews at this brewery, this is among my favorite.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Pours dark red, small white head. Aroma is caramel malts and citrus hops. Flavor is very malty, lots of caramel, victroy and munich, witha slight touch of chocolate in the background. Hop bitterness with some citrus and pine but more bitterness than hop flavor or aroma. Very malty with hop bitterness with a good amount of chocolate and roasted malts in the background.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Pours a hazy ruby red color with a medium creamy offwhite head. Aroma of citrus hops overlaying the toasted malts. Slight hint of plum and sweet malts. Initial taste starts Toasty! Lingering bitter hops fade quick into a smokey chocolately finish. Body is very light but compliments smoothly. Sticky mouthfeel. Fair head retention and good Lacing of the glass.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Pours a copper color with an off-white head. Aroma is of slight citrus hops, toasted malts, caramel, and some sweet malts. Flavor is very malty with sweet and toasted malts with a slight backbone of citrus hops. Finish is pretty light with not much of a lingering flavor. Somewhat decent for an amber.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4703) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2007
I like the aroma, nice grainy goodness and some hops. A little hoppy for an amber, but lots of malts come through in the finish. Still manages to seem a little thin. Decent though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4340) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby with an average size creamy head. Aroma is tons of malty goodness with an overall sweetness and maybe even some wood notes as well. Mouth feel is nice and full with just the right touch of carbonation. Flavor has wood notes and lots of malts and finishes nice and sweet. Really nice beer great for sipping on a cool night.


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