krumbum (289) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious full flavor, well balanced hop, refreshing and light on the palate. good easy percentage for all day deliciousness.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at special brews. Pours a murky dark amber with a loose tan head. Beautiful malty caramel nose. Creamy medium body with light carb. Lots of malty residual caramel on the mid palate with a sweet malty finish. Quite dimensional and forward for a second runnings beer.
marcus (5644) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber with a foamy off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a dry finish. Itís pretty flavorful since it is a second running of a good barleywine.
timfoolery (1070) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Burger Saloon. Aroma is surprisingly bright grain, considering its basically sessioned after Critical Hit. Tons of flavor for an ESB. I like this better than Fullers, quality. Nice, light bitter on the back of the tongue. Great beer.
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Fatehunter (970) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured one finger of head on a clear, deep amber colored body.
The aroma is dry grain and pleasant floral smell.
The taste is mildly bitter with a moderate sweetness to follow, pear and caramel.
The texture is crisp with soft edges and moderate carbonation.
DYCSoccer17 (3158) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fake pint on tap at Beer Revolution. Listed as Ninkasi Small Beer at 5.3%. Not sure how you get a small beer to get to be 5.3%, but whatever. Fairly faint aroma with a light, grassy, spicy hop nose. Light caramel malt sweetness present. Transparent orange-amber body with a small, off-yellow head. Starts a bit sweet and somewhat malty with caramel flavors. Becomes a little metallic, spicy, and grassy. Mild hop bitterness. Very drinkable.
TheRealMGD (548) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at ECT. Cloudy brown-gold pour with a brief white head leaving no lace. Nose is caramel corn and roasted malt. Meduum-light body with moderate, sharp carbonation. Fruit pits, biscuit, resin and caramel. Fairly dry, with some astringency, which is to be expected. Still has the Ninkasi house flavor, but I did enjoy this one.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color with tan head. Spicy caramel, floral, pit fruit aromas. medium body. Same spicy caramel, pit fruit sweet flavors with some floral hoppage--almost good
LarryBeast (408) - - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @Moon Under Water. Ruddy amber with tan head. Lightly toasted malt aroma -- caramel and biscuit. Dryly sweet and creamy smooth, but a little too subtle for my tastes.
MrFecesious (657) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Darby's. copper body and great, dense white cap. Good lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt and fruit. Taste is resinous caramel malt with a gentle hop bite. Creamy smooth feel.