JohnnyJ (5330) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not very good at all, I would not buy this. Sweet caramel malt, small amount of hops. Fairly easy to drink, it just doesn’t taste good though. I would not get this unless it was free.
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Chili’s in Torrance, CA. Aroma has a hint of malt, not much hops in there. Amber red with a small tan beige head. Smooth malt flavor with a slight hint of chocolate in there. Caramely and a little sweet. Easy drinking and dry in the finish. Well made and no real flaws. Could be a little more assertive.
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at La Jolla location. Deep amber/copper colour. Toasted nutty aroma with a soft estery berry fruitiness. Flavour is quite well-balanced. Light fruit and soft sweet maltiness. A light toastiness and a softly fruity finish. Pretty nice session ale really. Good balance and much better than I ever expected.
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
eh, it was free. two 6 packs. ill finish them but i wont make any effort to get any more
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint on tap inside Disneyland.
Poured a deeper amber color with a small sized off white head. I had this side x side with a pint of their Oktoberfest, and honestly, other than this being a little deeper in color, I would have a hard time telling the difference. Some caramel, toastiness, and some light citrus.
AmEricanbrew (6636) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brilliant copper/red with a tight tan head. Sweet toasted caramel aroma. Medium body. Decent spicy toasted caramel flavors are easy on the palate. Not too bad.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich amber color from the tap with a creamy off-white head. Full of balanced notes of caramel, crisp hops, and malt. Would be great with chili.
DuffMan (9018) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap pretty much everywhere we went in San Diego, but this rating comes from our extensive sit-down at The Local. Clear copper brown, earthy caramel aroma. Sweet caramel flavour profile, mild bitterness with a tea-leaf finish.
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler on tap at downtown San Diego brewpub. Light caramel aroma. Roasty and caramel malt flavor, with hop bitterness at the finish. Nicely balanced.
yespr (39609) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub in Carlsbad. Pours cloudy hazzlenut brown with a lacing white head. Dry and malty aroma. Caramel malty and dry flavour. Slight breadish. Medium dry and mild bitter finish.