jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, sampled 2/28/10). Clear amber color. Small off white head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet and toasted malt flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin/slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
Beaver (1406) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a smallish creamy off white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.
The aroma is pretty subdued- some nutty malts and a little cola and some floral hops.
The flavor is nutty caramel malts with some slightly fruity bitterness at the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and pretty watery.
Overall, an OK malt forward beer. It’s similar to Fort Collins’ Retro Red. I liked this better on tap.
notalush (5217) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, cloudy amber pour - probably one of the more complex ambers I’ve had - very malty, with a lot of prune, raisin, and molasses in the aroma and the flavor - some notes of spice kick in just in time for the hops to compliment it - a touch of toasted malt flavor on the back end - a bit of spicy warmth last through the finish - one of the few ambers I’ve had that I would happily buy again.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich molasses, malt, and slight chocolate cinnamon nose. Brilliant red amber, small head. Sweet caramel malt and mild bitterness. Lightish carbonation, thin body, finish is malty but ends too quickly. Nose suggests it will be better than it is. The beer is tasty, but it could use something more, maybe more body and carbonation?
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This has a pretty good sweet aroma. The head is very tasty. Creamy but with a good graininess. The flavor is grainy as well, but sweet and creamy as well. Really, this is quite nice. 2 for 2 with these guys.
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A 12oz bottle. The beer poured a nice amber body and thin cream head. the smell is nutty citrus and so is the taste. Good carbonation.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
oz bottle from aplusbreaks. Dark amber pour, very little head. Carmelly aroma. Nice hop presence, good bite too it. Nice roastiness as well. Pretty good.
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub in Grand Lake. Pours a reddish amber with a thin off white head. Aromas of caramel malts, and some slight smoke notes? I think my nose is off today but the flavor seemed to confirm the smoke. Nice hop presence in the mid palate. Interesting beer for sure.
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer has a reddish amber color, tastes caramelized and slightly of hops on the finish. I smell dust on the nose. Flavors are of toffee, malts, and lots of coffee.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Medium amber hue; very thin head. Mouthfeel is smooth and fairly easy to drink; light carbonation. Light sweetness (Boston baked beans, toffee, buttered toast). Healthy hoppy bitterness (grass, flowers, tree sap) with a bit of sourness (grapefruit zing, orange rind). Somewhat bold for the style, but not bad.