BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
18th March 2014: on-tap in the Hopping Pig, San Diego. The best beer on my first flight of four. Came a clear reddy/brown dark amber with a full beige crown. Malt notes fill your nose and mouth with chocolate being the strongest noticeable, caramel and toffee follow closely behind. This isn’t a sweet brew though, it is balanced with a fruity, piney hop undertone that stops the malts running away with the brew. Tasty and unexpected in San Diego, glad I came across it.
baraciisch (1812) - USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amberish brown in color... Aroma of brown, caramel malts... Flavor is light brown, nutty malts, light body... Not terribly complex but fairly sessionable... Decent
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rlgk (10284) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub in San Marcos. Clear deep amber beer with a nice offwhite/beige head. Malty chocolate aroma, caramel, toffee, fruity, roasted, cocoa and licorice. Malty fruity caramel flavor, grassy, chocolate, some fruity hops.
Brigadier (2935) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap in San Diego (CA)
$3.00 for a world class mild ale that serves as the base for a beer I have been dying to try for years? People in San Diego truly are spoiled when it comes to choice. A mild ale that would put almost any in England to shame this has a little bit of a West Coast attitude as well.
Aroma / Appearance - A chestnut base is as rich as the inside of a peanut butter Buckeye. Absorbing all light, it is paired with a pleasing dusty head. Nuttiness lingers in the air with the smell of gentle hops that bind together the aspects of everything a mild ale should be.
Flavor / Palate - The feel of fresh summer iced tea hits the tongue with a refreshing presence. It is tough not to just drink the entire thing in a few sips and order another. The creamy mouthfeel progresses towards a mild bitter conclusion rich in flavor while still delicate enough to be sessionable. If this is the base for Red Poppy I can not wait to crack open a bottle.
want1DIPA (224) - - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At The Lost Abbey on draft. You may not know this, but this beer is the base of Red a Poppy. This is a true mild that has a nice malty sour kick.
GT2 (8380) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Lost Abbey. Clear cola brown. Medium tan head. Nose is nice rye bread, thick grain, a bit olive and vegetal nose. Taste is cola, thin, suddy, mild whole wheat pizza crust. Soapy, suddy mouthfeel. Okay.
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Lost Abbey. Pours dark brown with a creamy off white head. Aroma of malt, some toasted notes, red fruits and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, hay, red fruits and toasted grains. Medium to thon body, soft carbonation.
Meilby (7480) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, San Marcos, CA
Pours clear dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and hint of chocolate. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (13426) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. A clear, brown beer with a small off-white head. Lightly roasted aroma, nuts, some caramel and a little hoppy touch in the aroma. It’s quite dry on the palate, with a nice carbonation and flavors of roasted malts and some coffee. A lightly piney, bitter touch in the back. A bit short finish. Too boring for me. 130815
Ktwse (1969) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish brown with low light tan head. Aroma of hay, caramel, light cherry. Taste is mild and sweet chocolate. Light lingering chocolate finish. Body is light and slick with average carbonation.