mrhoppy (1193) - 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
BMan1113VR (7702) - 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.
brokensail (9214) - 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.
bytemesis (2179) - 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.
Dodgrblu (473) - 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.
timfoolery (1070) - 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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thetmaxx (712) - 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.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Alembic. Pours dark brown with white head. Aromas of dark bready malts with some caramel and spices. Flavors of toasted and bready malts, chocolate and some spices. I want to say this is my first malt liquor and this was probably the surprise of the SF trip.
Aquilo (513) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown color with a small head. Aroma is caramel malt with a hint of tropical fruit. Flavor is mild at first, but then it hits you with a blast of bitterness on the way down. Astringent finish. Itís a decent if a bit unusual beer.