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.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was the best beer out of their sampler (though the stout is good, itís not as much my style). The head had some lace, but not much. The beer smells and tastes sweet, and it sticky and warming. Hoppy notes donít start to show until the beer warms up.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty color, fair head. Fairly sweet for an ale. Not bad, not great. Enjoyable, but nothing super special
Erikh04 (143) - - NOV 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I drank a lot of this while in San Diego. Very good beer. One of my favorites. Wish I could find it out east.
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jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
You ever have Leinies Red...I think its the same stuff. Almost lager like it is red clear and and fizzy. Semi sweet and some caramelly flavors. slight bitter end
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
SD trip, Karl Strauss LaJolla, sampler, had these while having a larger DIPA, flavors and ratings may be rough: Reddish brown; weak nose and even weaker flavor, really bland.
Kurtos (124) - 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.
Aromaís of mainly caramel and sultanaís.
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 isnít too sweet and has no off flavours.
This beer would be very good with sticky date pudding and other desserts.
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear amber to red. Very little aroma. Very light flavor with a crisp burnt type of flavor/ Smooth finish. A fair beer
Airlifter (118) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Marina Del Rey. Red-amber color with tall, tan head. Mild hoppy aroma. A bit soapy and a little bland, but not bad.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great red color. Good malty/hoppy/carmel flavor. Iím very impressed. Leaves a good sensation on the palate. RE-RATE: After having a few of these, I have to say thereís a level of fruitiness that wears on me. Iím taking it down a bit.