SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to hellbilly: Pours an amber color with 1 finger white head. Aroma is very malty and has notes of vinous dark fruits. Flavor is primarily malty with lots of carmel and toffee notes with a medium body. You can also detect some of those dark fruits as well. Definitely some raisan and prune notes. No detectable hops or bitterness but finishes without too much sweetness. Very much to style.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to maniac for this one. Medium copper appearance, slight head faded rapidly to nothing, a hair fizzy. Lightly smoky and caramel aroma, nice. The smoke unfortunately didn’t translate at all to the tongue. The end result was a light bodied brew with faint caramel malts and a bit of drying hops on the finish that didn’t really provide any more flavor. Sessionable, but I would have liked more body.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Hellbilly for the bottles. Wonderful session beer. Long lasting head and lacing. slight smoke caramel and toffee. well balanced, crisp and clean
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unique deep, leathery brown with long-lasting medium coarse head. Gentle aroma of toffee, light milk chocolate and toast with a bit of roastiness. Warm, malty body with caramel, light bitterness, great balance.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Golden amber, thin head. Average aroma. Distinctly macro flavor. Too clean and crisp and lager like for my personal taste. Grainy, hay flavors.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12oz Bottle. Obtained in a trade with footy 4/2007. Pours a transparent amber color with some pale caramel tones and a large layer of soapy off-white, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of lightly smokey grains with a thick toffee character. Perhaps a touch of diacetyl, but it doesn’t seem out of place. Light to medium bodied, creamy carbonated mouthfeel. Relatively sweet, lightly caramelized malt flavors with a hint of smoke that’s full of grainy characters and not meat-like. Lots of toffee and grain dextrins, but not sugary sweet. A mild hop bitterness lingers in the finish, but doesn’t reveal any sort of herbalness until a few seconds into the final smack, where it rests with a bit stronger smoke wave. Simple, yet satisfying. Thanks, Rudy!
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of MadDan and Crazy Silvie - clear dark amber-brown colour under a firm stable beige head; the aroma is slightly smokey and full of toffee; medium to full regualr malt body; creamy mouthfeel and a decent bitterness; some residual sugars in a quite long grassy, caramelish aftertaste - good but a bit simple
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2009 ahhh, a decent beer served on tap...at work...(and everywhere else) crap. buttery easy to drink all around ale. lightly malty, sweet and smooth. re rate from a bottle. tastes completely different... richer, maltier and more robust. highly recommended for all day drinking...
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft, served in a mason jar in Tortilla Flat, AZ. amber colored. malt aroma caramel flavors. very nice hop bitterness finish.
whiteknight247 (4) - USA - APR 4, 2007 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
The malt was as rancid as a scottish man lifting his kilt in your face, thus the name. I am very disappointed with Four Peaks, seems they focus on quantity more than quality.