commonmac (334) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint glass pour at Sweeney’s. Copper color with steady head. Aroma filled with malt and taste follows suit. Some hops present. A very sessionable ale. Easy to drink with a positive finish. Odell does better but a great fall back.
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Vine in Tempe. Pours a very chocolatey brown with no head. Aroma is of caramel and chocolate. Taste is bright and fizzy (a bit much for the style...like a lot) and caramelly. As the pint wore on, chocolate dominated the flavor in a big way. Not unpleasant, but not to style in my opinion. Still an easy drinking beer worth getting when the only other "craft" beers are fat tire and sunshine wheat.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
FROM NOTES: July 1, ’12
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
A: Fairly mild nose with toasty malt aromas and some sweeter caramel notes. Not much hop character here.
A: Pours a brownish, translucent amber with a light tan finger width head and leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Carbonation appears moderate to light. Very nice looking beer.
T: The taste is similar to the aroma; bready and toasty, with a whisper of hop bitterness through the middle. Finishes smooth and a little sweet.
P: Medium bodied. The carbonation is just right, and lends a nice crispness that gives this brew an added bit of levity.
O: Overall, a very nice beer. My favorite session beer!!! Serving type: bottle
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Very nice brown color with a finger of off white head. Malty front with some good mouth feel. Very nice.
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at mellow mushroom 7/21/12. Almost no aroma, but a minor sweetness. Taste is light and refreshing, but has a bitter bite and aftertaste. Color is a pale amber.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
very good beer from ft. collins, nice dark carmel flavor, not too much head, but very fresh.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color...fluffy head. Floral aroma with a slight sweetness. Sweet malt flavor in the front...mouthfeel is somewhat crisp. Noticeable taste of hops blends into the back...finish is long, and a tad dry. Overall, a very well balanced, tasty brew.
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - APR 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours amber with moderate off-white head. aroma is chocolate, nut, and bready. taste is caramel, nut, and some fruity notes. finish is a slightly astringent biscuit bitterness. not a fan.
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is from memory, so I don’t have much in the way of detail, but this was a good, malty, farily heavy beer. A nice thick taste of dark fruits. However, be warned: let this beer warm up a little before you drink it. I was drinking out of an ice chest, and the first third of the bottle was very, very bitter and hoppy. Once it warmed up a little bit, the hoppiness mellowed out and the malt started coming to the fore. I liked this beer much more after that, and would buy it again.
COMRADEJOSH (294) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 deep copper in appearance mild malt profile pairs nicely with mild hop aroma crisp and refreshing with slightly dry after taste. very sessionable and not overpowering. update on 2nd drinking of the spear I taste some wonderful spices that I didn’t notice the first time. definitely very tasty and worth it