Kroney (158) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish copper. Aroma is surprisingly bitter forward with the malt being the secondary and last thing you smell. Taste is a complete 180 -- all malt sweetness and very muted overall flavor. Decent session beer.
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear red with a minimal head. Nose is malt, caramel, hops. Taste follows and is quite simple. Amazing that a few years ago, I loved this beer.
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Costa Mesa brewpub - Pours reddish amber with next to no head. Nose is nutty light malt, syrupy and a bit sweet. Tastes like a macro lager with a bit more malt Sharp and sweet--real harsh. Slick and sticky with a light body.
stoutnick (619) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light red, Aroma is classic red malts. Taste is the same, with sickly sweetness finishing. Very drinkable but not necessarily a great one.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the 76 station in Davis ca. Nice slightly sweet malty beer. Well balanced on the palate. A very easy drinker.
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Dashimus (225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear red/light brown with a minimal head. Aroma is malt, raisins, caramel. Slight hint of hops. Not complex at all. Taste is medium sweet with a slight earthiness. Light to medium bodied. Low carbonation.
skmikeg (1000) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper red with a small off white head. Aroma is of toasted sweet malts, toffee, caramel, and some light fruit notes. Flavor is similar with a lot of sweet malts, toasted bread, caramel, toffee, and raisins, and some light hops. Has a medium-light body with a slightly watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a slightly above average beer that is good for the style and is pretty sessionable.
robertodila (10) - VENEZUELA - FEB 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Muy buena cerveza del west coast. Super balanceada cuerpo medio-alto. Impacto impecable en los sentidos.
Kurtos (103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a Bronze-Red colour.
Aroma’s of mainly caramel and sultana’s.
Taste. Definitely can taste the Caramel as others have stated, but also notice Black liquorice flavours along with a slight currant flavour, almost no hop flavours but it does finish with a slight bitterness.
Palate. This is quite thick and a little syrupy in the mouth.
Overall. This is a beer that delivers a nice sweetness, yet isn’t too sweet and has no off flavours.
This beer would be very good with sticky date pudding and other desserts.
KeefOz (968) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a translucent coppery-red colour with a few bubbles as head. Light carbonation. Aroma of sweet malt with a trace of roasted grain. Taste only of sweet malts. Light body. Short sweet finish.