JohnnyJ (4997) - 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.
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells malty with a hint of caramel. This has a bit more hops from the start than the first three of the sampler. Some light caramel that sticks to the front of your gums. Decent stuff.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brought by Tipsy to the tasting. Looks like a red ale. Almost no head. Almost no aroma. Some vanilla in the flavour. Lots of toast. Actuallly a touch better than expected.
ben4321 (4897) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: On tap at the SD Airport, 1/9/10
Aroma: This beer has lots of caramel malts and bread on the nose
Appearance: Dark reddish color with a head that leaves a lot of lace
Flavor: Taste is mostly sweet caramel malts and mild bitterness in the finish
Palate: Medium bodied and pretty drinkable with a soft carbonation
This beer was alright, it helped me kill some time in an airport. I’d drink it again, but I certainly wouldn’t suggest going out of the way for it. The real impression I have recorded in my notes is that is has a big caramel malt feel.
burg326 (4812) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle from JohnCoctosin, poured a red copper color, can’t really describe the beer better than its deScription. For once a deScription is on par to the actual beer, good in summer heat.
obguthr (4782) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buttery diacetyl smell. Clear copper, thin yellow head. Like the Karl Strauss Pin tail I sampled immediately before this one, the flavor of tea dominates. Perhaps my glass didn’t get a good rinse. Clover and honey remains on the palate.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Carlsbad. Pours a translucent copper amber with a small bubbly off white head. Aroma of toffee, nuts, light citrus and caramel. Flavor of the same. Moderate hop bitterness.
emacgee (4428) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruddy reddish orange with one finger of sandstone head. Herbal nose with lots of bready notes and malt dominance. Flavor is the same. Medium body and bitterness.
mkel07 (4417) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught from Disney California Adventure Park. A very deep bronzed copper colour with as all light tan head. Good flavour with plenty of caramel flavours with hints of butterscotch.
kaser (4345) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red pour from draft at open bar in San diego. White sticky head. Malty fruity aroma. Earthy and cherry taste. Dry. Interesting. Better than I thought.