Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear copper with a longlasting amber head. Aromas of carmel and butterscotch. Palate was smooth and creamy. Flavors of carmel and brownsugar.
jgentgesdo (659) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with some small malts in the nose, nice off-white head. Flavor is of mild caramel with that amber ale ascerbic note towards the end, mildly bitter. No smoky or toasted flavors here. Tastes like run of the mill amber or copper ale to me.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I never had a chance to drink this out of anything but the bottle, but it had a very nice caramel, brown sugar flavor that mixed well with the malt.
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2008 This is not a bad beer, has GreaT head and beutiful lacing, good bitterness that goes quite well with a dark cigar, a decent scottish....THANKS BARRY!!
Kevin (2008) - Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours tan with a thin cream colored head. nice roast caramel nose, smooth flavor of roasted coffee caramel and a very light hop level. i like it.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear orangy brown, thin white head. aroma of burnt sugar, red liquorice, citrus, and mild chocolate. slightly creamy mouthfeel. mixed fruity malt flavour with earth hops and mild lemon and maple in the finish.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malty nose. Red orange with a thin sudsy head. Sweet and bright hops with caramel and some lemon. Cookies and some faint chocolate. Gummy? Maybe Iím looking for more than this beer provides. Iím certain itís better on tap.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours cararmel to maple sugar in color with a huge frothy tan head and spotty lacing. Caramel malt and hop aromas mix. Slight hop flavor with caramel malt creamy flavor and a hop end. Medium bodied and fizzy palate.
loeffler (16) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has a deep red/amber color. Thereís a slight big of orange in the aroma and flavor. Itís not too sweet, which gives it an edge up on other ales in my opinion but it does still leave that syrupy texture in my mouth. A slight metallic finish but that helps round out the sweetness. I noticed a little toffee as well. Not bad for an ale.
ColoradoBobs (31) - Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Small, dense head, with good retention and adequate lacing, atop a dark, somewhat muddy looking brown ale.
Smell. Toasted malt with banana estersnicely complimented the hop bitterness, with a background note of spice, almost mint.
Taste: Biscuity warmth of roasted malt, medium hops bitterness with grassy notes, followed by a long bitter finish. Pretty nice.
Mouthfeel: Not as round or chewy as I had anticipated.