Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orangey-amber; malty aroma with a hint of plastic. Clean, malty palate – a little bland. Alcohol isn’t masked very well either.
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft): Clear amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is sweet, sticky, caramel, light orange. Taste is very sweet, fruity (mango, orange), caramel, slightly floral, and light alcohol. Medium/full body, a bit sticky.
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden dark amber ale with a thick moka head. A strong caramel malt aroma with a bit of nuts and some smoked notes. In mouth, a sweetish malt with loads of fruits, dark molasses, warming alcohol. Medium bodied. Very classy.
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not what I woudl call a "super" traditional take on the style but this is supremely drinkable, a nice one.
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks!
Deep, beautiful, clear orange/amber brew.
The aroma is of white wine, caramel and sweet, rich malt.
The flavor is excellent. Fruity and vineous up front. A touch too sweet, but a tart, acidic, yeasty and hoppy backside keeps this beer from becoming cloyingly so.
Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, surprisingly dry, acrid finish. World-class beer!
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Wrigleyville Goose Island. Poured a dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma consisted of notes of malts, wood and some sweetness. Flavor is dominated by malts and a wooden flavor. There was a nice sweet undertone.
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A faint emanation of smoke garnishes the evenfall, as an earthy hop mist burdens the cantaloup field...Sadly, this fine moment slowly disappears into the giant hand of tasteless darkness and leaves the buds nostalgic...
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Clybourn (as Myebock... 26% rye malt used, 6.8% alcohol). Poured a medium caramel/amber with a short off-white head... some lacing at the top. Toasted caramel, nuttiness, earth, grains, and spices in the nose... quite complex malt profile. Strong caramel and toffee base to the flavor, with spicy rye, light earthy & floral bitters at the edges, and some alcohol highlights at the back. Medium fruits showed up as this warmed. Medium carbonation and body. Not exceptionally smooth across the palate.. with rather brash alcohol highlights. A tad rough around the edges, but respectable overall.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber .Malt with soft hopps , some earth . Medium light in body, some alcohol.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Goose Island Clybourn. Pours a medium amber with very mild aroma. Malty, bready & kind of dull. Malts dominate here but taste is rather muted & watered down. Ok