dwyerpg (5489) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really not much aroma, except for a hint of caramel. Wow this has a lot of malt, tastes like you’re eating it. Too much for me.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask (dry hopped) at Jolly Roger Taproom. Pours hazy copper with a nice soapy white head. Aroma is citrus hops and brown sugar. Tastes mostly the same, but stronger, and with a little more caramel and grass. Nice smooth mouthfeel with a mostly sweet malty, slightly hoppy finish.
anders37 (22493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Jolly Roger Taproom, Seattle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Malty fruity caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Malty fruity caramel flavor with some hints of hops. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours clear copper with off white head and some nice lacing. It has a pleasing malty aroma of roasted malts, caramel and nuttiness to go along with a faint hint of buttered bread. The taste has a nice mix of roasted malts, caramel and mild nuttiness. I also get some sweet molasses and a hint of pine hops wondering around deep in the background. Tasty malty brew with enough roasted malt dryness and mild hoppiness to keep the varied malty sweetness in check.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from 5000. lite hazy orange color with small head. Aroma of malt, milk, and citrus/light. Taste was the same with sweet bready notes. This was really not bad.
cheap (5215) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A big thank you goes out to riversideAK for this sample, a 12 oz brown bottle. Smells yeasty and perhaps citrusy at times. Dull copper appearance with little head when poured gently. Intial taste is medium hop bitterness then malts and even a hint of soap follows. Some smooth carbonation. A little mediciney on the finish, lingers a while.
robforbes (2168) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
purchasd at wine a little in port orchard, washington.
pours a semi-hazy dark orange with a thin dirty white head, some lacing.
smell is nuts, malt, some spice.
taste is malt, metallic, nuts, spice, hops in the back.
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brewed for Ray’s Boathouse by Maritime Pacific. Peachy amber color. Ok head. Dank English hop aroma with some fruitiness. Standard pub ale.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap dry hopped as Ray’s Anniversary Ale at Ray’s Boathouse. Very balanced. Malt forward with a nice hop bite in the finish. Nothing crazy. Good session beer.
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured amber with a nice beige head that lasted forever. Aroma of toasted malt and a touch of sweetness. Toasted malt in the flavor, mild caramel sweetness, a bit of metal, and light spicy hops in the finish. Quaffable, light, sessionable etc, but not a lot going on.