badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from Bevmo. Copper red with a fizzy head. Malty slightly fruity aroma. Malty caramel taste with a decent bitterness.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bronze beer with a dark cream head. Cocoa and caramel aroma with light grapefruit. Grapefruit and cocoa flavor with nuttiness and caramel. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light pine lingers with cocoa, caramel, and light nuttiness.
baraciisch (1283) - USA - SEP 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown in color... Aroma of caramel malts, nuts... Flavor is rich and malty, notes of toffee, hazelnut, coffee... Not much hop balance... Okay
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beertholomeus (382) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with off white head. Malt, caramel, toffee, nut, chocolate and hop aroma. Caramel, toffee, malt, chocolate, hazelnut, biscuit and hop flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a malty finish.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Hoppy Brewing. Dark amber pour with a white head. Toasted malt, bread, and some toffee on the nose. A bit of grass and straw. Pretty meh. Flavor is basic amber ale. Bread, toast, toffee, and caramel. Light floral hops, grass, and a mild bitterness.
whicheck (81) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours redish brown. Aroma is slight carmel but u can smell the hops and know its not going to be the traditional red. Flavor is pretty balanced. But to me it tasted a little watered down.
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with Yanick. Pours dark reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of resin, caramel, toasted chocolate grain, charred toast and toasted red fruits. Medium body.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy finish.
BigBeer45 (1175) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this ale had a clear dark red (candy apple) pour and made a one and a half finger light tan colored that receded to a thin cover and sticky ring, the glass had a medium flowing stream of bubbles, and it left spots and small fingers of lacing on the glass, there was a layer of medium brown sediment on the bottom of the bottle,
this ale had aromas of toasted malt, chocolate, caramel, light hops, there was a light caramel and malt sweetness,
and it had flavors of toasted malt, caramel, and some chocolate, same caramel and malt sweetness as the nose,
the finish had a light bitterness,
this drink had a thin mouth feel with a little creaminess, it had average to lively carbonation,
a nice drink.
Dogbrick (6864) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes quickly. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Light body with flavors of caramel malt, hops and grain. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, caramel and cookie malt with floral esters. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.