Aurelius (3845) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Props to the barkeep, Payton for scraping me up the dregs. Pinky orange, clear with a light tan oatmeal head. Strong hop aroma with some light vinegar - malt in abundance. Tangy west coast hopping, medium sweetness. Body is creamy, then turns sharp with the bittering. Initial finish is sweet, then the hops linger. goes vacant. Decent, but I’d go for the Elliot Ness or the Burning River.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like their Elliot Ness with a firmer hop backbone. Vastly superior to the EN in my humble opinion. Very nice indeed.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruddy red body with a light, quickly disapating head. The aroma is rich in sweet carmalized hops. The nose is vey hoppy, there is a slight malt flavor in the end. The finish is nice an clean. This is another brewery only beer. Shame really, it is pretty good.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Allegedly the original Burning River recipe. If that’s true, they really should switch it back! Darker than Burning, with a whispy head that left lots of sticky lacing. Major hop aroma. Really snappy in the nose. Picked up a little bit of darker malt aromas, too. Sweet, rich body with nice carmel and a little dark fruit. Nice balance on the palate, overall. The hop profile really knocked me out. Floral bouquet that leads into rather gritty, bitter flavors. Long herbal finish that was just ever so slightly green. Yummy. Should really bottle this.