dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber in color with a small white head. Fruity aroma with mild hops. Wierd flavor os raspberries in my beer, maybe it was just me. Finishesd ry.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber in color with a great head and lacing. Good malty grain nose with a hint earth. Nice malt profile with a earthy hop bite. Good beer.
kxkeller (32) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colored with white disappearing head. A very malt-dominated brew with a sweet (syrup and butterscotch) nose and taste. A bit too much, but it at least gives it a decent body.
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. nice reddish pour with a thin ring of a head. caramel and licorish in the aroma. taste is light butterscotch and nuts. chalky on the tongue. some light chocolate in the finish
Aurelius (4572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buttery, diacetyl, a bit like a bohemian pilsener in that respect. Grainy, astringent and a little fruity. Disntinctly pruney at times, woody at others. Some straw. Nicely bittered, great with food, bronze and clear. Cherry biscuit finish. I really liked this a lot -- didn’t know what style it was, but I would have guessed that it was alt. Live Oak is a new fave brewer.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A better-than-average amber, Big Bark has a sweet malty finish to complement the tangy hops. Not a bad beer- very drinkable.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Flying Saucer. Nothing to get excited about. Did have some malty aroma, but the taste was flat.
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured dark amber, medium fairly lasting head. Notable bready aroma. Somewhat sweet. Very drinkable but unremarkable.
PorterPounder (5959) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on tap at the Ginger Man in Austin, Tx. No apparent aroma, medium copper color with a thin light off white head. Has a little bit of brief nuttiness, butnot much else going on here. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Compared to others I have had from Live Oak - it appears that they just phoned this one in.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured light reddish brown with medium off white head...smell was sweet and nutty...taste was a little thin and caramel sweet with a nice rich nutty finish...interesting...