Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Their "red ale," with crystal malts and cascades. One of their better beers, IMHO. Nice texture; creamy with a thickish presence. Not too "hoppy" by any means, but it has a decent citric quality. Bitterness builds with time somewhat. Chewy malts are a nice complement. Decent beer, indeed.
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shaker pint pour at the brewpub. Pour is dark golden brown, nice off white head. Aroma of toasty slightly sweet, biscuit maltiness with decent hop bitter behind that. Taste is the nose, slight sweet, biscuit malt, hop bitterness. At the end, there is a nice burnt roasty element. Palate medium to thin, drinkable with a lot of character. Nice amber.
lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich amber color with a light beige head. Smell is nicely hoppy and fruity. Nice . Taste is a bit milder but still fruiy and pleasantly hoppy, but with a light bitterness compared to the smell. Medium to light bodied and normal carbonation. Pretty good.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Phantom Canyon Brewery. Dark amber color with off white head. Citrus hop nose with a similar body and some faint malt flavor.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown appearance. Malty, caramel aroma. Sweet chewy palate, plenty of malt, stays sweet with a mild fruity citrus balance.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on tap at Summit Brewfest in Colorado Springs). Pours a cloudy amber color. Medium size tan head. Average balance of malt and hops. Moderate carbonation. Light bitterness.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at the brewery. Beer is hazy, moderately-to-very dark red-brown. Head is small, white, frothy. Diminishes mostly and quickly, eventually disappears.<P>The aroma is malty with a light note of toasted grain; Hoppy with a moderate note of herbal resin/pine, light note of lemon zest; Yeasty with light notes of sweat and basement; Trace of tropical fruit.<P>The flavor is moderately-to-heavily acidic, moderately bitter, lightly-to-moderately sweet with a long, unclean, moderately acidic, lightly bittersweet finish.<P>The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is average.
walleye (1073) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this in eary july while the family was in the springs for flemdawgs wedding on the 2nd. from the tap. poured a nice amber with off white head that didn’t hang around for very long. aroma nice malt and hops come out with some caramel. flavor, those hops came right out there which I wasn’t expecting since most ambers I have had are not this hoppy, but since I do like hops I enjoyed this.did get some caramel .
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear red amber with sticky lacing. Very light aroma of caramel & brown sugar. Medium bodied palate is a little thin at the back;decent bitterness and a burnt caramel type flavor.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a deep amber-brown color with a thin off-white head that left some light lacing. Sweet, toasty aroma with soft hints of caramel paired with some lightly piny, earthy hops. Brash, toasty entry dominates the flavor for the most part with some caramel trying to peak through before the moderately bitter, earthy hops take hold and linger into the finish. Moderate carbonation and average mouth feel. Overall, this beer is probably decent, I just really am not a fan of the abrasive toasted grain flavors found in this beer.