awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Reddish brown, transparant color with a nice beige head. Some caramelized malty aromas with a light, grassy hops touch. Mouthfeel is syrupy, but not in a creamy or full kind of way. Flavor of toast and cherry jelly.
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transparent amber red color with a small beige head. Malt aroma and malty nut flavor.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clear deep amber color with a light a light tan head. A pleasant toasty malt aroma. Nice toasty malt flavor that lingers. This beer is a pleasant suprise. Light to medium mouthfeel. A must try.
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours a dark brown color. Aroma is somewhat malty with a bit of chocolate. A hint of hops as well. Flavor is slightly malty with some chocolate notes. Slightly roasted. A little bit of spice. Not bad, but lacking a little something. Reminds me a little of a brown ale.
Lubiere (9793) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Red copper ale with a nice thin off-white head. Nutty malt aroam with hemp oil coming out. Malty nutty ale with some harshness in mouth, not pleasant. Russian River Beer Revival & Barbecue Cook-Off, August 20, 2005.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz from fordest. Pours a brown color with a small off white head. Nose was kinda nutty, lightly hopy, and some sweet malt. taste was mostly nutty, some ligh tmalt and a hoppy bitter finish.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker than I was expecting for some reason, taste was of a bitter hazelnut, Not a bad flavor at all, quite good actually, I’ll have it again!
Taverner (1088) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2008 This is one of the best beer’s I’ve ever had. IT keeps things simple, but the hemp flavor in the hopping process rounds out the flavor, and evens out any sharp edges that pop up in dark ales.
ON SECOND ANALYSIS: It’s not bad. It’s just not as great as I thought before. The hemp does give it a nice, non-hoppy bitter edge, which improves complexity. But other than that, not much else stands out on this beer.
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a nice dark brown ale that had a good flavor but nothing overall that excited me. I was expecting more I guess my stoner genes where wanting more. I would try this for fun and this is a good herb beer and will give some to friends for fun.
egajdzis (5277) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2010 Poured a reddish amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt, light roast, nuts, and citrus hops as well. Taste of more nuts and caramel, with a touch of citrus bitterness, and a somewhat piney finish.