beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old notes this is from around 2000 or so. Tasted at the brewpub. Red color. Medium head. Aroma is caramelized malts and hoppy. Nice balance of hops to malts. Full Mouthfeel. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
DarkElf (2961) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft: Powerhouse Restaurant & Brewery in Puyallup, WA) Nice, toasty maltiness greets the nose for an excellent start to this beer. The impressive toastiness continues on in the flavor, which is also mildly sweet, malty, grainy, and balanced by a mild bitterness. Moderate body, and fairly clean from start to finish. Coppery amber color, totally clear, with an off-white head that again leaves a lot of patchy lacing on the glass as is fades to a small ring. Solid amber that manages to avoid the sweet caramel flavor that tends to dominate most ambers. Nice job.