goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The 20th beer tasted in a 28 beer blind BW tasting. Poured a slightly hazed deep amber color with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet fruit malt with notes of cherry and light alcohol. Fruity flavor with phenolic smoke. Light tart fruit on the finish. Light to medium body.
marcus (8000) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 liter flip-top bottle. This reddish copper beer poured with a decent off-white head that dissipated quickly. The flavor is initially sweet and malty, but finishes dry and slightly harsh with a warm alcohol sensation. I greatly enjoyed trying this well-crafted beer with a limited distribution. Thanks for sharing, Bill.
bhensonb (12957) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Marcus. Color is reddish tinged amber with a reluctant (or should it be shy) white head. Warm caramel aroma. Near medium body with mild, surprisingly, carbonation - it prickles the tongue. Very dry for the style - almost astringent. There’s oak in this. Caramel and hint of mild stone fruits. The finish is rather light.