dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly darker amber than I was expecting with off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, pretty decent citrus hops, caramel, and some toast. Flavor matches well, but didn’t quite have the hop profile I was hoping for, but overall very solid and you can’t beat the price.
VertBaconStrips (2224) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
fossil review dying on my notes on the phone. Pretty sure Brad brought these. Or not. Very malty, dull bitterness, medium caramel, for whatever reason it’s a disappoint beer to follow up a St. B ABT12 on tap. Average boring beer with no issues. Smells: see above. I’m hot and forgot to get to it. Realistically none of this matters cuz it’s a Costco beer.
Barreras (1361) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a light amber color with a faint nut aroma. Taste is easy drinking, small malt flavor. Thin beer throughout, and slightly watery.
ryanhunter_4 (128) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle poured at home. Pours an amber color with minimal beige head and minor lacing. not much smell but there is a little bit of nut aroma. taste is hazelnut. bit of carbonation. drinkable.
gramity (1582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber pour with small tan head. Nose has a little roast witha touch of hop. Flavor is somewhat sweet, with just a hint of hops. Body is thin with a malty finish.
Darkmagus82 (2089) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-4-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The head fades rather fast to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is rather light overall with some light breadiness, caramel sweetness, and a tiny amount of nut.
Taste – The taste begins a little on the sweeter caramel side with a nice bready backbone. As the flavor advances more some of the sweeter flavors fade as a light nutty and toasted malt flavor comes to the end. At the finish of the taste, the sweetness comes back with a light citrus hop joining the rest to leave a lightly sweetened and moderately roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer was average in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that was rather average. Both are appropriate for the style. But nothing too extraordinary.
Overall – Not too complex in flavors, but it is a fairly easy drinking and slightly sweeter brew. For ~ 80 cents per bottle it is well worth it.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours copper in color with a big foamy white head. Little to no aroma, just a slight spicy hop note. Light malty sweetness.
douglas88 (7583) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Costco. Pours a dark amber color with a small white head. A big sweet malty and fruity nose. The flavor is toasted malts, cherries, caramel, a bit of crystal. OK.
beertholomeus (1362) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Caramel, malt, biscuit and citrus aroma. Caramel, biscuit, toffee and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Biscuit finish. Bland
Iphonephan (4985) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Malty nose. Nutty flavor. Clean finish.
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the local Costco. Pours a clear darker amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is malt-dominant, with some toasty caramel in there. Taste is toasty and slightly bitter, which surprised me, and almost no residual sweetness.