RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 Poured a nice looking dark red mahogany color. Nose was mostly piny hops, with some brown sugar and wood to back it up. NIce flavor of caramel, brown sugar, and earthy buttery hops. Surprisingly mellow finish considering the IBUs and presence of hops in aroma and flavor. Some pine, butter, and a real smooth bitterness. I was impressed by this, it reminded me of the winter Yulesmith but in a can!
dillinja (24) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opens out of the can with a thick syrupy smell. Good hops balance out the rich hazy sweetness. Alcohol smolders beneath. Plan to try this on tap in Lyons after nailing Hall ranch trail on the bike. Would also make a good campsite beer, canned and cooled in the shade or the creek. A righteous beer.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had on tap instead of from a can. Pours a bright amber, with medium thick off-white head that liongers atop the glass thru most of the beer, and leaves good lacing. Pleasant aroma of hoppy citrus fruit, joined at mid-glass by a hint of malty sweetness. Tingly mouthfeel brought in the flavor of more hoppy fruit-sweet malt mix. The 8.7% alcohol stayed well hidden in the taste, but by the end of the glass, I could tell it was there.
Finish was slightly bitter, but not as much as expected. This was a darn good beer!
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can via trade with jayg. Pours aber with a big 3 finger puffy chunky white head. The nose is malty and fresh with a nice hoppiness as well. The taste is very balanced drinkable and sweet. Some bitterness is nicely equalized. Very nice brew, thanks jay.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can from MrBendo. Aroma: Light grainy maltiness with a touch of sweet caramel. A strong dose of hops with a big note of citrus and apricot and pine. Appearance: Dark reddish amber in color and slightly hazed. Off-white head was full and creamy with great retention. Great lacing. Flavor: Sweet grainy malt with a strong caramel character. Hops come in strong with lots of citrus, apricot, and pineapple. Some pine and grass mixed in there, as well. Not as bitter as I was expecting. Some sweetness lingers past the finish. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Medium carbonation. Light alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: This was pretty good, but a little too sweet.
maxbeer (118) - ITALY - MAY 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge hop aroma (more classic hops than citric). In the mouth the intense bitterness is balanced by a big caramel sweetness. The combinantion gives a viscous, herbaceous feeling. Quite interesting
hoplover406 (204) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Friscos Grille in Columbia, MD. This is a DAMN GOOD BEER! Pours clear caramel / bourbon with small/med head. Like other raters I found it to be well balanced. A great meld of big malt and ton-o-hops. Reminded me of a DFH 90min with not quite as much the malty sweetness to it. I love this beer!
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Very nice hop aroma of grapefruit, floral, and pine; some malt also. The flavor is well-balanced between caramel malt and citrus / floral hops. An excellent beer.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber body with small off-white head. The aroma is light caramel sweetness and citrus hops, but light for the style. The flavor is moderately sweet, grapefruit, apricot, moderate caramel and some tea. Medium body leans to watery.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow. They know how to brew a can of beer. Cantastic. Canerific. This might be the best of the Oskar Blues. I gots me a case of the Oskar Blues....but this cured thats. At 4.99 for a single, might not be worth it, but this was wonderful. This did taste surprisingly sweet and balanced. It looked beautiful and tasted wonderful.