FatMorbo99 (3) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2001 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simply the best. Not only does this beer smell great, look great, and taste great, but it is also very potent. I believe the Alcohol Content is around 8%, but Iím not entirely sure, all I know is it gets the job done. If youíre ever in Seattle, this is a must have!
ntempleton (3) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2001 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This a very good beer. Very creamy, lasting head with a definate late addition hop flavor and amroma. With light to medium carbonation and a wonderful amber color, itís perfect when lagers and blondes are not enough and a stout or porter is to much.
Iíve had it many times, but I must admit that it is a tad over rated. Here in Seattle itís one of the newest íiní beers, and because of that current opinion is probably higher then it deserves.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2001
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
shear drinking pleasure!
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2001
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic beer. Worht a trip to Seatle just for this
Indy99 (7) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2001 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer alone makes moving to the Northwest completely worth it. It has a great balanced flavor, not too hoppy to overwhelm you. They donít bottle so they stay small and non-commercial. They basically brew out of a big, old garage. It isnít pretty but the brewers are so cool and the beer is amazing. Itís the best damn thing about Seattle!
Stove Top (43) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer (unfortunately it is not in a bottle) - Hazy dark copper in color-- this beer explodes with citrusy hops for flavor(cascades? dry hopped.....oh yeah probably with cascades yet provides a great malt back-bone.) scrumptious bitter bite lingers on in the finish making you desire more. And by the way this beer secretly delivers a high alcholic punch. three pints and you are doing fine my friends !!!
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - APR 2, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Finally, the long-awaited re-rate of African Amber! Cloudy, amber, nice thick head. Complex malt nose - toasty, woody, caramelly, like a really nice multigrain bread. The palate is similar, with toasty up front, lots of earthiness and a pleasurable amount of hop bitterness. Well-made amber.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the Big Three from Seattle, the other two being Bhagwanís Best IPA and Haleís Pale Ale. Hands down the best amber ale on the planet. Amazingly creamy (no doubt because it is unpasteuzized) and sweet, with a masterful hop balance. It will be a great day when this beer is bottled for store sales. As it is, if you are Washington State, priority number one should be finding this beer on tap. The best kept secret in brewing, and one of the ten best in the world.