blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A really nice strong. Don’t have good notes, but my impression was that it was a very drinkable yet solid American Strong.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at brew pub as part of sampler. Poured dark brown, no head by time it arrived. Tasted very sweet malts. I prefer malts to hops, so I really liked this beer. Some fruit, plums maybe? It was sweet and malty, and very well blended. Very good beer.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured very dark in color, almost black, with just a little bit of brown. The was pretty thick, a nice tan color. I smell some dark fruit smells, maybe some cinammon. The taste is somewhat smooth. I taste a little dark fruit flavors along with some sort of spice, maybe cinammon again, or sugar. The taste begins to feel with a bit gritty as you drink. Not sure where thats coming from. An interesting brew, but nothing I would jump for joy over.
jrob21 (3048) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight brown head gives you a bit of creamy goodness on those first couple of sips. Aroma is of sweet fruit, like walking into a bakery after they made their deserts. Taste is of caramel, slight bitterness on the back end and I swear I got a hint of dirt there as the last drop slid down my throat. Good to ineresting but not groundbreaking.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2008 Re-examined: 2/20/2008
Everything I love about Lagunitas encapsulated in a single, freaked-out bottle. Big malty hoppy in-your-face sweet mess of a drink. Lots of rich earthy goodness; nuts wood etc.. Simply wonderful - keep spittin out these gems guys.
Lowe1983 (1397) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a brownish amber color with a tan head. Aroma is of caramel, slight roastiness, molasses, citrus hops, and a little alcohol. Flavor starts off with dark fruits and caramel that give way to the roasted malts and molasses. Finishes with a little bitterness and some alcohol warming. A pretty decent brew.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - Aroma is sweet brown sugar, molasses, roasted malts and floral hoppy tartness. Pours brown-red with a nice fluffy head and great lacing. Flavor is brunt brown sugar, earthy hops, and molasses. Palate is sweet and sticky. Pretty good in my book.
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a crystal clear, brown\cough syrup red with a tan, frothy, mostly diminishing head. Aroma of earthy hops, sweat candy sugar, biscuit, and a slight alcohol tinge. Flavor is heavily sweet(cough syrup, candy, biscuity malt), strongly bitter(earthy, resinous hops), moderately acidic. Mouthful is aggressively carbonated with a syrupy texture. Overall, I think this ale could be more balanced. The flavors do not meld together quite so well.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Dark amber in color. Aroma is caramel, lightly fruity. Taste is sweet caramel, a nice bitterness, notes of raisins/plums. finishes sweet and lightly bitter.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear with a light off white head and kind of a Bombay mahogany color. Spicy aroma with cinnamon or nutmeg(?). There are malty notes of sweetness but also an underlying hint of medicinal alcohol. The flavor is strong. Big malt that seems sure to have been spiced with something. Fairly bitter with spice and pine notes. Semi-dry, full mouth feel. Not bad, but certainly nothing I’ll get again.