loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow! This poured a huge creamy thick tan head. I was having fun seeing how high off the glass I could pour the head. I was able to get it at least one inch from the top of the glass. I tried tasting a mouthful of the head and it was very bitter and metalic. The aroma was full of tobacco, smokiness, woody tones. The flavor delivered all that plus a nice malty sweetness. The color was a hazy dark amber (brown really). Nice beer. I wish I would have bought more than one.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber? I can hardly see through my pint glass. Looks like a brown ale or very light porter. On the malty side, but thats just fine with me. A good beer that is hard to pigeonhole.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rerate: Several more ambers down the road make me appreciate the balance inherent in this one. Quite good. Original: 12/28/01: Another birthday beer! Malty in the beginning, and hops up front, which to me was unusual, then a bit cloying at the end. Liked it a lot though.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful amber, explosive soapy head that settled. Nose of malt and something that I only can describe as burning plastic. Thin to medium bodied, that plastic is in the taste, some decent malt and hops follow but that taste is distracting. I will have to try again one day. Thanks Prof!
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark amber; aroma of wood, dates, apples, tobacco; slightly creamy; fresh earthiness, hops, dates, oranges; refreshingly hoppy finish.
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep garnet color; head was sorta thick with large bubbles; asparagus, cabbage and Liberty in the nose. Mild compared to the nose. Very smooth palate.
TAR (2550) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off tan head with very good retention atop a non-filtered, hazy, deep orange color liquid. Fruity aroma (Fuggles?) along with the house character of Lags. The start if very full with carbo bursting onto the scene. Middle is malty and hoppy with some caramel followed by a clean and hard (water) aftertaste. However, I noticed a funky (plastic’) burp. Not as bad as one would think. There isn’t much variance with this style and that is why I am pleased these guys have shown this style doesn’t have to be bland. Is it just me or does this have some ’Speakeasy prohibition characteristic? Thanks Gus!
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 28, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep caramel flavor with a delicious burnt accent and a nice, dry, hoppy finish. Extremely drinkable, but also quite flavorful. Outstanding.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2001
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent Amber, nice malt front and a fair hop spiciness that appeals to me, another decent session beer for the soon to be hot afternoon’s.