BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at GABBF. Pours clear amber with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is bready and nutty malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is toast and nutty malt, light earthy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BillKismet (3839) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber body, slight orange hue. Kind of a fruity and shoe aroma. The flavor is rough with tannins and also carries some nuttiness. Warming quality with fruityness and brown malt. Ok.
Blairgus (4121) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
14 July 2015, tap. Amber, clear. Nose is primarily olive juice. Thin/med body and mildly fizzy. Tangy malt and olive juice with some red berry. Not a fan.
MrTipple (3580) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: grain and caramel malts, soft fruitiness, some floral hops. Appearance: clear amber, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: grainy sweets continue, very soft caramel, floral hops again, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: OK Amber Ale, sweet and malty at first, some bitterness coming up. Pint at brewery, Anchorage.
rondphoto (4049) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @ Humpy’s / Anchorage AK --- Clear dark caramel amber color, solid white head cover, curtain of lace. Pretty good looking. Taste is brisk caramel malt that adds fizz and medium hops on the swallow. Unexpected malt flashes back in, becoming sweeter as it progresses, but the hops will not be denied a big share of the finish. Complex and balanced, a solid brew. Recommended.
douglas88 (8396) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big fruity nose. Soft, mellow palate and flavor floral hops, medium fruity hops, low bitterness, crystal. Solid.
Sledutah (7013) - Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery
Cloudy amber with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel and floral. Taste is malty, dusty and floral
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The name references a walrus penis bone, hence the tap handle. That’s Alaskan humour for you. The beer is less of a laughing matter. Cloudy amber, diacetyl and touch of biscuity malts,touch of biscuit and light caramel...thankfully tastes better than it smells.
Bulk_Carrier (3706) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this at Hangar on the wharf, Juneau AK.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was extremely hazy pale orange to red to brown (it kinda reminded me of a glossed over beer milkshake due to the haziness). There’s a slim white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute and left some light glazed over lacing.
The smell had a roasted bready maltiness running through some caramel malts.
The taste was heavy on the caramel malts and combining with the breadiness adequately. There was a dry roasty caramel finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent light carbonation running about it.
Overall, honestly it was just an okay red ale but I’m trying to figure out why a beer company would name a beer after a whale’s penis.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color almost copper in appearance, on tap in Anchorage airport, medium sweetness, medium body, helped make a long day bearable