kaser (5567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a nice surprise after the first 4 in the flight were almost Undrinkable. Red and cloudy. Sweet and some fruit notes. Had this as part of a flight at Monterey Coast Brewing in Salinas, CA.
bhensonb (13998) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours Amber, slightly ruddy, with a beige head. Malty, hoppy aroma. Flavor is malty; not getting detectable smoke; lightly hoppy. Drier than expected. Not very bitter. Very pleasant tho.
slowrunner77 (9957) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"this one was a winner. Smooth, sweet, rich, and just enough smoke to sit up and take notice. their best beer, would be good in any season. A touch of hops in the finish (with subtle peat) keeps the sweetness honest."
GIJOE (1078) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep burnt-gold color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is faintly malty. Taste is a bit bitter with honey undertones. Medium body, lively carbonation, dry finish. Not bad.
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anders37 (22720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with spicy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with weak hoppy hints.
brokensail (15774) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light amber colored beer with an off-white head. The nose is sweet and malty with a nice toast and bread character. Some subtle fruit esters, a mild grass note, light peat, and yeast. The flavor has a slight dryness to it, particularly the finish, but is otherwise sweet. Bread, toast, and a light fruitiness. Some yeast, subtle spicy hops, and very light peat.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on draft at Monterey Coast Brewing. Their sign said that the malts used in this were from Glen Eagles (well, it was Glen E.. it was a bit far away) and it did give this malty brew a taste of scotch. Unlike their description, it’s not full bodied, medium at best. It’s a tasty brew though
IrishBoy (4096) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Nose was roasty and caramel. Rusty amber with a small off white head. Flavor was light bitterness, raosty wheat, and a hint of smoke.
brianprentiss (693) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing inspiring but a generally good microbrew. Bought a growler from the tap in Salinas, it didn’t last too long.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very strong malt flavor in this beer. Some caramel and toffee and a bit of a roastiness too. Good bitterness and a touch of alcohol to even everything out.