boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Raccoon Lodge... Poured a deep ruby with an off-white head. Toasty aroma with a bready quality. Foamy texture. Big malts and sweet toffee and almond notes. Dry finish with a hard candy (like butterscotch) sweetness.
jake65 (3445) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Raccoon Lodge: Darker copper pour with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel malt and roasty tones. A little earthy in the flavor with some more malt, roast and caramel, into a crisp floral finish. Some citrus notes in the middle. Not bad.
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Raccoon Lodge. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slighlty roasted malty caramel aroma with some weak hints of hops. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some fruity hints. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel finish.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Raccoon Lodge. Pours the color of a penny; clear, deep copper-tan; light tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Wet biscuity malts and a light citrus presence in the aroma; basic and crisp. Medium mouthfeel: biscuity maltiness, light cola, and brown sugar forming the core of things; solid malt center while staying crisp; minerals and a very light citrus at the perimeter. I could see drinking a lot of this, but it doesn’t quite have enough to keep things interesting. Medium finish: toasty / bready malts and minerals; nicely dry.
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap: amber in color with off white head, aroma has some sweet malt along with a hint of hops, flavor well balanced tastes between a weak IPA and an amber nothing really sticks out but not a bad beer.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ brewery - clear dark copper with off white head; lots of sweet, caramel malts; some slight fruit too; slightly bitter, but stays on the sweet side; decent
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Raccoon Lodge. Pours clear dark copper with an off-white head that produces sheets of lace. Softly sweet an peaty nose. Medium-light body and light carbonation. Taste of apples, bread, leather, citrus. A bit of sourness on the finish.
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma of lightly smoked malt. Translucent darkish brown color with a lacing beige head. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Flavor of smoky malt and mild floral hop. The finish somehow ends up rather balanced. A good brew (5.35% / 48.6 IBU)
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap at the brewery during ABA Beer Tour ’07. Pours a dark ruby copper brew with a creamy off-white head that dissolves to a fine white ring. Aroma of caramel barley malt with sweet apples. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with a smooth and creamy texture. Flavors picked up are caramel and some toffee character. Finish is a soft and bready without much bitter aftertaste. Nice done!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth malty ale that would make a great session beer in the winter months. Rich caramel flavor on the palate with a slightly earthy finish.