DYCSoccer17 (3614) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Empire Brewfest. Slightly citrus aroma with maltiness noted. Chocolate hints. A nice balanced aroma. Hazy amber color with a light yellow head. Sweet, malty, hints of smoke, nice light hops to finish. This is very good and easy drinking. Probably the beer I enjoyed most from the festival.
Lunkie (1775) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight malt herbal aroma. Deep red colour poor head and lacing. Malt herbal hop spice flavour. Smooth palate.
ALLOVATE (2862) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Low pffft as the cap came off. Afraid it was still, but a sturdy, tight off-white foam formed off the pour and held nicely for the length. The body of beer a deep, tawny copper with a bad case of the sea monkeys. Aroma of sticky toffee and bitter burnt caramel, roasted peanut husks, pine and caramelised stonefruit. Malt driven on the palate with a heavy hand of fruit esters. Oxidised plum, rhubarb, a trace of red grapes with a light astringency balancing out the sweet, sticky malt tones. Not bitter but there is a hint of pine, wood and smoke with a lingering peppery spice that is hard to shift. Body is light but it is gammy, yeasty and oily in feel. Bready linger joins the spice. Bah, not in good form. Just tastes mistreated. A shame, as I havenít found a Mad River Iím not fond of. One for a re-rate. (12fl.Oz, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
hawthorne00 (3422) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a modest beige head that doesnít last all that well. 3- Aroma of toffee, bitter oranges, some gingerbread, pine. Full bodied and malty but not all that sweet. Toffee, some dried fruit, oranges, somewhat medicinal spices. Bitterness creeps up a bit. Pleasant and hearty drop.
60minuteman (1278) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky amber lots of sediment. No lace. Boozy aroma like a spiced rum. Caramel malts, citrus, wheat, bread taste. Interesting and very drinkable.
ttutony (840) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown with a thin off white head. Extremely pleasant toffee and earthy hop aroma. More toffee and caramel on the palate without being too sweet. Just enough hops to balance things out. Slightly fruity on the very end. Complex, malty, balanced hops. Well done.
tricksta_p (3261) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is bready malt, caramel, toast, some toffee, overripe fruits, piney hoppy notes. Flavour is over moderate sweet with an over moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice hoppy caramel Amber, a bit like a light Barley Wine, clearly this beer wants to grow up and become Anchorís Old Foghorn.
oh6gdx (24928) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber colour with a pale beige head. Aroma is caramel, some mild biscuity notes as well as some toffee, toast and mild floral and hebral hoppiness to it. Flavour is rather similar, with the biscuity malts giving it a rather crisp bite. Nice floral/grassy/herbal aftertaste.
maekchu (3364) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Caramel nose, with gentle roast malt, earthy notes, citrus, and light breadiness. Medium reddish/brown color, small off-white head. Sweet initial flavor, with caramel, somehwat spicy and nutty. Very small whisky note, too. A touch phenolic in mid palate and final. Thin-medium body. Pleasant, and full of toasty malt flavors.
Quick3Beers (847) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark slightly cloudy copper from a bottle, aroma of creme brulee, bitter herbs, flavor somewhat medicinal, like cherry cough syrup without the cherry. Bitterness lingers quite a long time, slightly off-putting. Okay beer.
tightslice (848) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA
Appearance: Deep reddish-brown
Aroma: Sticky red bananas, caramel
Taste: Thick caramel up front with some booziness leading to bitter
Overall: Great caramel, sticky sugar aroma but seemed unbalanced / off in taste, especially feeling overwhelmed by the herbal-liquor / bitter finish