dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a white head. Malt forward, caramel, toffee, sweet with almost no bitterness.
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BlackEyePA (573) - USA - MAR 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A pretty good little beer. Its really malty! Sweet and flavorful, smooth. Pale Ale with sweetness. Overall pretty good, dark fruit hints, malty and crisp.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear lightly hazy amber ruby with small off white head. Chalky malty floral aromas. Toffee, biscuit, sickly sweet malts, jelly, grapes, currants and floral aromas. Medium body, medium carbonation - a touch dry, but sickly sweet tofee and artificial sweetness through the finish with an ongoing floral hop character.
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, Karl Strauss at the San Diego Airport. Dark copper pour, with ruby highlights. Light tan head, with fair amount of lace. Not much of a nose, but what there is of it is malty. Malty flavor, caramel, nice body, mild finish. Very refreshing.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at @HOB San Diego. poured reidsh with white creamy head. sweetr aroma. sweet malty flavor. not much hops. balenc e and easy drinking. the best thing the have at HOB (ubless you want a $8 rum/coke) so this will get you through the concert.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper color, aroma of caramel, roasted nuts, flavor of roasted nuts, roasted caramel, some dark fruits, bread, toast, not bad for the style
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - SEP 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewery. Very watery taste, not impressed at all, was hoping from tap would be better than bottle. Not great
wheresyourball (531) - 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.
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
About time I rated this San Diego classic. From bottle into regular pint glass. Pours an attractive, dark red-brown. Head is thinnish and dies in a minute, although I’m not confident that this glass is "beer clean." Aroma is doppelbock--hopless sweet malt. Flavor is pretty well-rounded (within sweet overall). This beer feels great on the tongue; palate is perfectly balanced. I think I’ve had this beer fresher before, so this rating might be higher on another review.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasing dark red color. Deceptive hoppy smell, with the taste being much more of a malty, somewhat caramelish taste. Very creamy.