JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 2, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had on tap at LAX airport. Pours amber with a creamy head. Smells of sweet malt, tootsie pop, and a little nutty. Taste is same, all malt, little hops, caramel. Just another beer.
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.
Nickls (1708) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap, LAX. Very light tan head; dark coppery brown color. Light malty sweetness in both aroma and flavor. Very caramel-driven in the taste with some light yeastiness that comes across bready. Medium body with medium carbonation. Finished slightly drier than expected with some mild mineral-like hops. Very boring.
grimreaperguru (216) - santee, California, USA - JUN 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a copperish red color with a short lived off white soapy head.The aroma is a mix of pine hops and roster malt.The taste was bitter and metallic.The body was thin with a nasty metallic aftertaste.Just not a good beer.
pushkinwow (1618) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at KS in La Jolla. Dark amber with light mocha head. Stale caramel, malts, some corn syrup. Thin, sweet with off malt taste, somewhat macro like. did not enjoy this.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - DEC 14, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thick white head on top of nice amber colors. Minimal aromas. About zero on the hoppy bitter side. Watery sweet caramel malt. Easy to drink lacking much character.
Saarlander (1680) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - APR 25, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On the sweeter side, malty, creamy, caramel. Went down easy, but just not a favorite style to me. Tap at Universal
ofey (65) - Doncaster, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2012
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
No head as it pours from the bottle, indicated low carbonation.
Lacks any bouquet but the Amber hue was different and its caramelized hop flavour flowed through nicely. Much like drinking pop corn. I’d like to try this again, pulled off a tap though.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A deep amber color with a lacing head barely noticeable on the surface. A Bitter edge right up front with a metallic taste. God...I hate metallic. A little malty in taste and aroma. Hated it.
hawthorne00 (2106) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Amber with a fading beige head. Aroma of toffee, grass, dried fruit. Sweet with dried fruits and toffee, light toast. Some minor citrus notes that don’t fit. Very watery for 5.8%. Finish is sweet with some metal. A bit awful, quite a bit not my sort of thing.