CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear copper orange with a thin ring of wispy white head. Aroma of sweet toasty crystal malts with a touch of earthy noble hops. Body starts slightly caramely and sweet thinning into a slightly bitter bland and watery finish with a touch of astringency. A very blah beer that could be better with just a few recipe tweaks.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with cbkschubert (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Muted aromas of caramel and citrus. I had to breath in real deep to get those. Tastes of caramel, citrus, and a splash of roastiness. Thinner body.
MaBeer1972 (1791) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On-tap at a bar in Sedona. Flat appearance. OK taste, thin mouthfeel. Not very exciting at all.
dwyerpg (5538) - 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 don’t like about this style: lots of funky malts, thin and boring, with untasty caramel (hard to do).
BückDich (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 it’s 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 isn’t 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 (4095) - 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 (13080) - 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.