bhensonb (10153) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of toffee malt with underlying citrus/pine hop. Very underlying. Color is dark with reddish tones. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. The flavor is malt, and it is accompanied by hop. Mostly dark fruit. Coffee comes around. The malt sweetness does not linger, and then hop bitterness continues. It’s not simple. Sort of hopped coffee thing. Really good.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour with a small off-white head. Toasted malt and dark fruit aromas with a light spicy hop character. Lots of bread, a bit of floral hops, and some fruity yeast esters. The taste is a little bit more bitter than expected. Some mild roast, a lot of toast, and plenty of bread. Spicy and floral hop notes on the finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8978) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, caramel, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, perfume, pine), average yeast (sweat, leather) with notes of dates and plums. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
intense dark brown, few head, malty - nothing special
Ratman197 (8822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear dark brown with a small but lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee and spice with a hint of dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavor was malty with a hint of bitter chocolate and a smooth clean finish.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear, deep, dark, crimson ale with a small, creamy, khaki-colored head. Good retention. Grainy, spicy nose with a strong earthy character and a rumor of milk chocolate. The flavor is much the same; hearty malt and spicy hops. Balanced by alcohol and hop bitterness. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter finish.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a nice dark brown color with a small off white head. Arom ais nutty, hoppy, caramel malts, fruitiness and some spices. Flavor hits with a bang of hops, malt, yeast, bread and finishes with a nice bitter hit. Nice beer.
JoeMcPhee (8147) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown beer with a thick tan head. Malty aroma, minty and herbal. Some spruce aroma and cherry fruitiness. Flavour is very nice, malty sweetness, caramel, orange peel, and spicy hop flavour. Moderately bitter finish. Nicely warming.
NielsenRatings (8077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Deep brown appearance with a brown head. Mild piney hops, caramel malty nose. Nice caramel malts, toffee, mild to medium earthy/piney hoppy flavor. Sweet yet bitter flavor. Caramel, light pine aftertaste.
Sammy (8011) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with the visual consistency of peach fruit. Chocolate and mildly spicey aromas. Distinct bitterness from the Pacific Northwestern that gets more bitter as it warms, and yields more citrus orange taste. Mouthfeel: consistency of fruit.Spider lace left in the glass.Bottle from Premier.A sipper.