mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. The body was dark copper. The aroma was caramel cocoa. The taste was sweet bread and toast. There was also some roasted peanuts. Subtle caramel in the finish. More like a generic American Strong Ale
high_on_hops (552) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a dark amber color with a small head and lacing. The aroma is toast with some wood and malt. The flavor is similar, with a light flavor of toasted malt and wood and a semisweet finish over a light body.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours pretty close to a black hue with a lasting tan head. Good lace. Aromas are of roast, toasted malt, clean, slightly burnt wood notes. Flavors are earthy, nutty, biscuity, burnt campfire, roasted malt, low smoke. Lively carbonation with a dry finish.
thetmaxx (729) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap for rb best of the bay. Aroma is very roasty. Flavor is modestly roasted not much else comes through with the high melanoidins. Some caramel. Overall a decent beer. Thin head with no lacing.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Served a clear amber color with a bit of orange mixed in with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades at a normal pace leaving behind some good lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of rich sweet caramel malts with a bit of toasted malt and citrus hop.
T - Starts off with some sweet rich toasted caramel and bready malt with a bit of citrus hop and a hint of chocolate. Though the middle some more toasted flavors come through with some light bitterness, some more hop flavor, and a touch of lager yeast esters. The finish is a mix of citrus hops, lightly caramelized malts, and a touch of bread.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with lightly syrupy feeling and a dry toasted finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice amber lager with good balance.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Best of the Bay event. Aroma and flavor of liquid toast (think wheat toast). Good amount of bitterness to go along with malt bomb. Pretty good beer.
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Dodgrblu (563) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Anchor and Hope; huge malt and bread, slight head, red aroma, starts to hint at bitterness.
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber colored pour with a white head. Intense toasted bread aroma. Hints of marshmallow, some pine, orange peel, and maybe chocolate. Sweet fruit esters of pear and apple as well. Very nice bread and toast flavors, too. Slight bitterness of pine on the finish. Marshmallow and char, some hints of citrus, chocolate, and fruit esters.
AdamJackson (2105) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mohogany orange. Clover, spice and lavender. Has a floral aroma. Lots of pineapple. Hint of honey. Rose petals, more of that moonlight astringency. Lovely bitterness throughout
bytemesis (2600) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Eat your heart out Randomgarbage! Pours Clear ruby brown, very small head, no lacing. Aroma is Caramel, molasses, peaty. Taste is the same, light sweetness, almost peaty, light bitter and acrid, ashy. Medium body.