Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Having recently moved from Canada to Colorado, when I found this beer it quickly became a standard to have in the fridge. Itís a better than average ale and is very drinkable. Also found on tap at many restaurants/bars in Colorado.
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Goldbergís in Omaha. Average malt flavors. Good beer for social drinking. Bottled version available everywhere locally.
celogan (202) - Oroville, California, USA - JUL 3, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drank from a bottle, so I canít give an accurate deScription on appearance, but the aroma (from the bottle) was faint malt, the flavor was of noticible malt with mild carbonation. I detected no real hops and it had a watery body. Just a so so beer which I wonít buy again.
acoldone (1) - Los Feliz, California, USA - JUL 1, 2005 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
God I love this beer. I used to drink this all the time in when I lived in Arizona and in Oregon, but here in California it is pretty rare.
raineseric (2) - Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA - JUN 30, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perhaps Iím overrating this ale, but I found it much more enjoyable than most people seem to. As described I have found a delightfuly toasty/biscuity flavor melded nicely with an equal hoppiness. I also sense a bit of unexpected fruitiness to it as well.
I will be frequenting this ale in the future and itís a must keep on hand for me now.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The bottle poured a copper-colored beer with a very small fizzy white head. The head did not last 60 seconds and left no lacing. When examined closely in good light, there were tiny floaties too. The aroma had a wonderful roasted malt character with notes of fruit in the background. It had a medium body and an average carbonation and the texture was somewhat slick. The taste starts off with a blast of roasted sweet malt then settles down to a medium bitterness. The finish is medium to long and continues to play the roasted malt card.
ABUSEDGOAT (2417) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2007 Iíve had several of these now since the price was right (free). Clear copper, moderate head, decent lace and retention. Aroma is bready with more toasty notes, almost nothing for hops. Lighter body, extremely uninteresting, making it difficult to come back to... even when itís free.
SSSteve (3993) - - JUN 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2009 clear light amber color under a large frothy off-white head. toasted malt aroma. flavor is very toasty, nutty, biscuity. medium body with a moderate smooth carbonation. easy drinking amber
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Severly overrated in many circles, but respectable. Weak roasted malt is overshadowed by a faint hops presence. This beer lacks an identity, but I guess thatís what sells it to the masses.
Gmku (296) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Have had on tap and from bottle. Smells and tastes sweet with roastiness a little in the flavor. Fresh and smooth, a nice amber, slightly buttery in mouthfeel.