19Ei8hty (1110) - Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2009 Full bodied, deep smooth flavor - Perfect blend of everything you expect from a great ale.
Recently revisited - spicier than what I remember, added an edge that detracted from the sweet malt backbone.
Resampled again 6/9/2007 - Had it fresh out of a growler from the brewery. It was a very fresh batch and one that really embodied every great thing about this drink. Heavy, rich, roasted barley dominated well with some sweet molasses notes. Very creamy and smooth.
8/4/2007 - The more I drink this the more I realize how inconsistent it can be from batch to batch. Get the right one and its among the best, get the wrong and youll find it too thin or overhopped or overspiced. Ill keep my rating where it is for the finest example ive tried.
8/19/2007 - Another growler downed, this time a little thinner with a stronger caramel cereal malt base. a less impressive variant of a great drink. I estimate by this rating that I have drank over five gallons of this the past 12 months.
01/17/2008 - Another gallon down, another coming up this weekend.... Like the new Retail shop section of the brewery - where can I get one of those signs?
1/21/2009 - Melon components seem more pronounced than ever; you really need to get this stuff fresh to enjoy.
Davhgbrew (719) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/copper color, lasting off white head. Very impressive looking brew. First sip is creamy, middle is hoppy and it finishes out with malt and some chocolate. Is missing a little body in the finish.
Seatown78 (2) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love this beer. Perfect with a kick arse burger and fries. Definitely one if my faves.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
catface5326 (50) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy amber poured from a tap. Fruity amber smell and light amber taste. Kind of weak in my opinion
stevoj (1326) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber with small silky head. Aroma of malt, spice and citrus. Taste is malty, followed by coriander and some orange on the backplane. Complex but enjoyable,,god with food.
Imaena (1605) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in Tacoma. This is a really nice classic amber which goes perfect with pizza.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint on tap. Cloudy, amber, and unfiltered, small head, no lacing. Nice light aroma, nothing off in it, pleasant. Good tasting beer, lots of taste, no sacrifices, nice all-around classic american flavor. Nice bitter-hoppy finish, light carbonation, aftertaste for days, very well done. I sure do love his beer.
Terminizzle (9) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
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deaconmike (246) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours cloudy amber with a white head. Aroma is hoppy, earthy with biscuity malts. Taste is mostly sweet with some light hops. Body is smooth; soft carbonation - goes down smoothly. This is a "go to" beer when I visit the Pacific Northwest.
monk191 (607) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great amber. Pours a beautiful cloudy orange with a thick white head. Smells like smokey apple pie. Taste starts and finishes slightly hoppy, with a sweet, vanilla middle. Thick taste, very unfiltered. Had on tap at Sirens in Port Townsend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mattyhennessy (105) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown and light bodied. Poor head retention. Low hops and high sweetness. Surprisingly strong citrus flavours, despite the low hop presence. Strong malt flavours like a biscuit.