ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a hazed, deep reddish body with a thin, bubbly, whitish head.
Smell: Aroma smelling of gently toasted malts, a hint of caramel, some fruitiness, and floral, spicy Noble hops.
Taste: Light caramel over toasted grains with a single pinch of basic table sugar. Light apricot fruitiness. Floral, faintly spicy hops with a mellow bitterness. Small touch of alcohol ushers in the bittersweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A bit of a gaudy presentation for what is a basic, though well-balanced and reasonably enjoyable red. Just glad I wasn’t on the wax-removing crew.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Retarded 1L wax dipped bottle. Why, WHY do we have to wax dip swing top bottles? This annoyance aside, this was a nice malty, hoppy beer. Pretty typical for the style, but tasty nonetheless.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10th rating, Damn wax covered fliptop. Shared at bartzilla’s tonight with naven. Pours deep red with a tan ring. sweet nose candied malt taste its ok
robforbes (2087) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a semi-clear burnt auburn with a foamy dirty-beige head, and good lacing.
smell is of roasted caramel, malt, some spice, barley, some sweet fruits.
taste is caramel, toasted walnuts, an organic funk, spice, hops, and some grain.
overall would have scored better if it was not for the organic funk that stays with you after you are done drinking.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1L swing-top bottle. Pours hazy amber with an average, frothy, light brown head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt -bread, cookie, cereal, grain-, average hops -flowers, grass-, average yeast -sweat, horse blanket- with notes of plum, apple, and pear. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out red with thick creamy head. Taste is sweet and spicey. Nice malt and hop balance. Subtle bitterness. Smooth finish. Not the typical aggressive west coast double red. Very tasty brew.
Headbanger (3536) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1litre bottle-Pours an orangish amber with some floaties and has an off white head. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of malt, hops, sweetness, sugars, and caramel. This full bodied brew is very well balanced and quite drinkable. Good tasting beer.
bearlybrewed (41) - Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bronze red pour with a lightness to it. Detectable citrius with dough yeast wiffs. Caramel malt flavor with some citrusy hop balance. Pretty good beer.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 litre waxed swing top bottle which took fifteen minutes to open. Clear amber with a frothy light tan head, nice lacing. A mild aroma is spicy herbal hop. Medium body with a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Good flavor is grainy malt grist with light caramel. Has a subtle herbal hop sweetness to finish. Pretty nice beer here, though the bottle is a pain in the ass to open.
RSRIZZO (1899) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a roasted malt scent with some hop tones. Color is a bright amber with a slight haze, very good carbonation and a thick tight head. Taste is malty and crisp. Starting with a medium body it goes down smooth yet with a crisp feel. Finish comes in malty and slightly sweet then a little hop flavor with a hint of bitterness. After taste is clean with the bitterness hanging around a bit. This is a really good brew its easy drinking and well balanced.