Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 Tap: copper amber with a surprising hoppineess to the aroma. Flavor has a faint hint of sweet caramel malt, and that’s it. Bottle from Gondor has no hop presence whatsoever. Just grainy sweet caramel malt, toasty/roasted notes and not much else.
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Milwaukee Ale House Brew Pub. Poured a medium to darker copper color with small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of malts (caramel and light toffee). Medium sweet.
PorterPounder (6892) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Miller Park - Brewer-Twins game, MIlwaukee, WI - 12 oz bottle. Light copper pour, decent, creamy off-white head. Not much aroma - a bit of fresh lake water. Some caramel notes. Decent balance of hops and malt. Clean mouthfeel. Average.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Translucent copper, thin off-white head, spotty lacing, with lively carbonation. Cereal/grain aroma, akin to pellet food. Subtle malt aroma. Pale malt flavor. Noticable grain/cereal. Average body & mouthfeel. Smooth finish, lingering malts. Decent, but a bit below average IMO. Thanks Matt D!
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a copper reddish color w/ a thin soapy head.. the scent was of clean hopps.. the palate was nicly carbonated and fairly smooth. The flavor was of sweeter graperfuit/hopps, and a light touch of malts and something else I couldn’t pick out .. a pretty good weak IPA.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a large head; carmel color. Nice toasted smell. Mild, roasted flavor, slight aftertaste of the similar flavor. Easy to drink. Not bad.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2004 This is a descent brew. It’s very smooth and even sweet, almost syrupy, dare I say. Has nice medium brown undertones when it first hits your tongue, but then it livens up to its amber ale status. Since it’s the Milwaukee Ale House’s best seller, you’d be doing a disservice by not trying it, but after you’ve had your preview, switch over to the Pull Chain brew. It’s very similar, just more malt and hops and less sweet.
jsquire (4038) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Red amber out of the tap with almost no head. Sweet beer with an almost white sugar taste. It is billed as a "Scotch" ale, but I’m glad that RB has it as an amber. Nothing wrong with it but not much going on.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy Brown Coloring. Some Malt and Hops...Nice Balance Dry. Not alot of Character but Decent.
badgerben (4762) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with a sizeable head. Aroma of malt. Pretty good balance between malt and hops with a touch of spice at the end. A decent offering.