Dogbrick (7973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2010 Sample at the Universal City location. Pours a clear dark reddish-amber color with a thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Rich malty aroma with notes of dark fruit. Medium to full slightly syrupy body with a sweet malty character. Flavors of caramel and toffee along with dark fruit and a touch of hops. The finish is sweet almost to the point of being cloying, with a caramel malt aftertaste. A little unbalanced on the sweet side but still a decent beer.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jug to go from Sorrento Valley: Reddish amber color with a thin beige head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Flavor starts rich raisin, plum and caramel sweet transitioning to a sweet citrus then lightly tart citrus finish. Full body is smooth with moderate carbonation.
daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at La Jolla. Dark gold/copper pour. Off white head. Lots of malt, sweet fruit, banana, gum aromas. Flavor is strong in the malt categor with a very light floraly hop not. Enjoyable.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Karl Strauss Carlsbad location. Deep amber color. Light small bubble head. Buttery melanoidins. Sweet aroma. Needs more bitterness or something. Dopplebockish. Some yeasty banana notes.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Hamilton’s. Pours a clear, deep reddish amber with a very small beige ring. Faint nose of pine, resin, and a touch of caramel malt. Flavor was much of the same with a bit more of a piny kick on the finish.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a deep amber body topped by a thin head with little lacing. It’s sweet and malty with a note of sherry, light butterscotch and a very subtle bitterness. Full bodied and smooth.
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a cask poured a ruby amber color with a small head. Nice hoppy malty flavor with a lasting finish.