dwyerpg (4869) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smells pretty malty, with some bad smelling caramel malts. A prefect example of everything I donít like about this style: lots of funky malts, thin and boring, with untasty caramel (hard to do).
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours an amber color, light head and lacing. Nose of light fruit and malt, some light hops. The flavor is a bit malty, light body and a light toasty finish. Eh, a bit ho-hum, but itís drinkable.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
beer decants a slightly hazy orange-tinted amber/red, with a slight pale orange head that dissipates quickly and leaves ok lace. malty nose with fruit over-tones, perhaps of apricot and peach, with underlying notes of toffee. starts with a clean maltiness that isnít really sweet, then dries slightly in the finish, but still some lingering caramel flavor. nicely balanced, easy drinker is quite harmonius on the palate. an understated pleasure.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2007 Pours amber copper w/ a shallow semi creamy froth. Aroma of malt and biscuits. Medium nectar w/ mellow residual effers. Flavors are soft yet true w/ malted biscuits. Soft bittering on the finish. Overall: A very mellow amber. I liked it.
IrishBoy (3956) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from cbkschubert; Thanks Craig! Nose of caramel malts, citrus, and a little bit of banana esters showed. Rusty colored with a tiny beige head; malty caramel flavor with some roastiness.
Ratman197 (11216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, nuts and just a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of malt, carmel, toffee and a hint of honey with a smooth bittersweet finish.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew was one of the 7 Dwarves of the Oak Creek tasting set at their Sedona location. Copper pour under a small khaki head. Malty aroma with a touch of citrus and toffee. Pleasant malty flavor with some vanilla & caramel. Nothing remarkable in the flavor or finish. The views from the window, unfortunately, were better than the beer.
eaglefan538 (2939) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2007 Re-rates: This thing isnít that sweet, despite lacking any hops. It has a nutty, almost amber lager type twist, pretty crisp, somewhat dry, with a firm malt presence. Original rating: Nothing bad to say about this one, other than the fact that the hops were underplayed. The aroma was of strong caramel, somewhat sweet. The flavor was much the same, although the caramel got to me after a while: too sweet (theme here w/ OC). The mouthfeel wasnít as sticky and the sweetness wasnít really cloying.... just overdone, but drinkable.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle and the last of my tour tonight of Oak Creek provided via trade with cbkschubert - Thanks Craig! - Pours amber with a short white head. Aroma of caramel malts and grassy hops. Flavor is caramel, and some frosted flakes. Oddly enough this tastes nutty too. Very similar to the same flavor as the nut brown ale I had earlier. Palate is creamy and medium bodied. A little less roasty than the nut brown but very similar in flavor. Not much hop presence here.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a faint head that faded. Has a light grassy hop aroma. Flavor is also a slight grassy hops with just a touch of caramel malt sweetness. Medium body. Not too bad.