IndianaRed (2960) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a clear deep mahohany, redish brown. Small but lasting sandy head. Quickly receding sheets of thin lacing. Aroma is sweet, and nutty. Wow, the first sip and the intense carbonation makes me wince. The fizz blows out most of the flavor. Slightly metallic or rusty flavors but woody and nutty also. Fairly thin but decent for a style that I am fond of.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice light orangish brown color. Aromas of toasty malts, brown sugar, and nuts. Flavor is lightly sweet malts and a nice touch of hops, and a nutty finish.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Very clear light brown, almost no head. Very sweet malty smell. Slightly bitter nutty taste, very drinkable.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light mahogany color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is lightly toasty with some notes of fruit and nuts. Toasty malts, some light cocoa, a touch of roast and nuts. Finish is moderately bitter.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours a clear mahogany, medium to large frothy head, decent lacing, with little to no carbonation. Malty nose, slightly biscuity, and a tad bit roasted. Maybe light hints of chocolate malt. Slight malt flavor, a bit sweet, with a hint of carob. Minor astringency. Medium bodied, but the mouthfeel seems a bit thin. Malty finish (albeit thin), semi-sweet, but with a slight sour/astringent twang. Blech...
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark mahogany, almost brown. Big frothy tannish head. Some webbed and spotty lacing. Aromas of caramel, nuts, brown sugar and alcohol. Nutty flavors of roast and caramel. Some bittering hops, though not much. Thin and watery body. Palate is sweet malts and a finish of some alcohol and bitter hops.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
malty aroma with hints of hazelnut, reddish brown, nice and malty with lingering nuttiness but slightly metallic
TheBeerGod (5597) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish brown. Small tan head. Nutty head along with some sweeter malt notes. Taste is hoppily nutty. Bittered hops and some nutty notes along with fainter malt tones. The body is a little thin. Some dryness towards the finish. Decent beer.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color. The head started out nice then almost disappeared. Light body but nice cloudy/clear balance.
ruppert2p (10) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I drank this on tap at the brewery. A dark walnut colored beer topped with a tan head. Hops dominate from the first sip to the finish. A very light body detracts from the style—I would have preferred something rounder. A mild beer that would make a good session beer.