kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: September 27, 2009
Source: Brewpub, Issaquah
Appearance: clear dark amber, frothy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: dry caramel aroma, lots of earthyness, hint of breadyness
Flavor: rich and earthy caramel malt flavor, just a touch of sweetness is overrun by lots of earthy hops, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
skoisirius (1347) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. Uninspiring, unintelligent, and just really not what you’d expect from the family of Rogue...though, I haven’t been impressed much with them in the past few years anyways. Besides the point, a touch of roasty malt, a light spice hop note, and honestly, some water! Boring.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JAN 13, 2009
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Clear copper color with a tan head. Subtle aroma is light piney hops, light roasted malt. Light/medium body with a chaulky rough mouthfeel. Stale, sour wheat bread flavor with little else. Not very good.
CheersMate (1296) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
There is a lot of butter in this one. Wow, this beer has a dark brown/slight orange color to it. Very little head. Seems more like an English Strong than a brown ale. Very bland flavor. The butter flavor does not come out in the taste as much as I thought it would. Malty taste, maybe I need to let this one warm up. Seems to be very buttery, but this one is thin so a thick palate does not compliment the butter as it should, but thankfully it does not. Overall, a very bland beer with malt and butter taste and aroma. Not so great, but not horrible. Be prepared to drink a watery brown ale. The three other people say they taste coffee, but I do not. Wow, that malt is strong.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge aroma of diacetly. Lots of buttered popcorn, perhaps some malty sweetness. Pours amber with a thin head with great retention. Lots of butter in the flavors too. Some toasted malts. Way too much buttered popcorn in this one.
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
22. Thanks, Riverside! Pours a deep brown with a thin, brief tannish creamy head. Big buttery, butterscotchy, wet leaf-y nose. Body’s a little grainy and on the light side of medium. Fake movie popcorn butter comes roaring back on the mid-palate along with wet dead leaves, and some butterscotch. Weird acetic finish. Bad, bad effort at QA here.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is light caramel, coffee, hops, peanuts, toffee. Taste is a light fruity hoppiness followed by caramel, and light toffee. Interesting beer.