JK (4353) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber purchased at the brewpub. Brown color. Very little aroma. Flavor has a hint of caramel, nuts, and dry malt. Dry, bitter aftertaste.
hockeybeerguy (1611) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a brown body and has a thick, lumpy white head that lasts for about forty seconds. Some carbonation is seen rising with minimal lacing around the glass.
The smell was malty with some earthy hops, some nuttiness comes out as the beer warms.
The taste was centered around the malts and it gives a pretty good sweet yet earthy and slightly bitter flavors. Everything is balanced pretty well. Some apple comes out once the beer warms.
On the palate, it sat at/about a medium, and had the right amount of carbonation that is felt on the tongue.
Overall, this was a pretty good beer that I would have again.
maekchu (1973) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Deschutes Portland brewpub, as "Gritty’s Best Bitter." Collaboration with Gritty McDuffs, brewed in Portland, OR (not Portland, ME). Rich caramel nose. Dark reddish color. Tasty caramel initial / hoppy, spicey, and a bit salty in mid / light wheat notes come in the finish. Medium body, with a bit of astringency. Rich stuff. More like a pale ale with extra caramel notes. Definitely a NW bitter.
TATE (285) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color with little head. Medicinal and piney aroma. Medicinal and cider flavor followed by a nice hop finish. Maybe I got an old one. This subpar from one of my favorite brewers.
czar (4128) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
cask at brewpub. clear pale yellow without a head. barely toasted malts, sweetish grains, no biscuity whatsoever. flat carbonation, light body, slightly bittering citrusy finish. blah.
Imaena (1796) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. This is a decent ale for a happy hour tibble down in the old port.
Reimer96 (1171) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Portland brewpub, pours a cloudy orangish amber with a white head, quite nice for a cask brew. Smell is faintly of malts and hops and taste is a nice smooth hop taste from the yakuza hops nice authentic European bitter.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
#1063 bottle; nose Is eggwhite, cream, mediumweak sour leaves, tulip, feel is medium, carb is medium, taste is piss, weak dry lemon, grass, leaves, late soursweet hops note
BeerFanDan17 (976) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very classic bitter flavor with a unique hoppiness. Hint of caramel and frosted flakes cereal. Seriously.
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cask at Portland location - This amber colored brew has a mild malt aroma. There’s some good bitterness along with light caramel malt. It has a gently carbonated, light body with a little lingering hops bitterness. Okay.