ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brownish color- looks like Coca-Cola with a lighter coloer head. sweet malt aroma with a chemical note. Tons of chrystal malt notes and diacytel. A complete mess of a beer.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gift from my Mom - Amber color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of a subdued caramel & roasted malt mix with small hop hints. Taste is roasty, bready, with just a bit of hop bitterness. Not bad. My first Hawaii rating!
ElGaucho (2114) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Burnt molasses aroma. Hazy copper body. No visible carbonation. Off-white head; somewhat lasting but erodes fairly quickly. Good lace. Caramel aspect with hops. On draught is better but this is still good. Draught has hoppier aspect. Appropriately, I enjoyed it at sunset in Hawaii. Sweet. Undercabonated in bottle. This is clearly a beer that is better on draught than in bottle. I took that into account with this rating.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks fto my sister-in-law for this bottle. Nice clean beer. Not quite enough hop bit for me but it was present. Little on the bitter sit.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2006
1.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Very bitter, in a horribly nasty way. Harsh. Amber color. Fluffy white head. Bummed me out.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Clear ruby brown color with off white head that laced the glass. Attractive aroma of spring flowers, cherry, and sprucy hops. Malty caramel, fig, raisin, and sprucy hop flavors. Very tasty.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle on honeymoon. Amber color with a small white fluffy head. Nice balance in the aroma of hops and caramel. Nice balance in the taste, some citrus hops with caramel and candy sugar on the finish with maybe a touch of chocolate. Solid beer
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Bottle: Smells very sweet and fruity, like a sugary candy of some sort. Hints of grape and cranberry in the nose, along with some floral hop. No malt aroma. Amber/light brown color. Clear and sparkling. Medium, rocky, off-white head, with large bubbles mostly diminished. Decent lacing. Flavor is pretty flat. A little malt, a little hop, so well-balanced. Neither sweet nor bitter nor sour. Light body. Soft carbonation. Finish is a little dry and bitter. Nothing special, but smells really nice.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours copper brown with an off white head. small nose of grassy hops and citus. lightly balanced veg hops with a solid somwhat sweet malty backbone wth fusion of tangy extract. easy to drink. the bottle i had was probably over a year old.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 Deep amber in color. Frothy head lasted a good bit of time. Fresh aromas (bottle purchased in Hawaii). Lively carbonation; fairly easy to quaff. Flowery hops. Malt forward with notes of toffee and toasted dark bread. Some burnt / smoky aromas. Aftertaste provided some bitterness, as well as a nip of coffee. Lesser notes of nuts and candied sugar in the aftertaste.