CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper brown with a thick, but short-lived, fizzy off-white head. Aroma is a nicely sweet caramel malty blend with some lager yeast character. Body starts with decent viscosity and caramel maltiness. Some toasted malt flavor shows up toward the semi-dry finish. This smooth, well balanced brew would make a nice session beer. Thanks JCW!
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2005 Bottle, Thanks Tchrome! Translucent, light red color, small head. Fairly malty aroma laced a mild grass smell. Flavor is slightly bitter with some light almost like a pilsner malt undertones. Moderately dry finish.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer pours a deep amber red color, clear, with a quickly dissipating white soapy head which left a slight but hardly apparent amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is weak but malty with hints of spice, fruit and smokyness. The flavor continues with a HEAVY degree of malt, fruit peels such as orange and grapefruit, and a giddy amount of ginger and smoke in the finish. A whole lot of fruity dry stuff going on in the finish. Medium bodied mouthfeel, fairly prickly carbonation levels. Dry finish, fairly cottony....Overly spicey/fruity, almost got lost in that as opposed to any malt presence as it warmed. Thanks to Tchrome for the beer!
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer is medium copper colored with a lightly retained off white head. Flavor is very malty with some smokey flavors. Full mouthfeel. Tasty & full flavored whilst remaing easy to drink.
Kevin (2023) - Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the brewery. malty aroma-sweet caramel, light reddish hue to a brown beer. smooth and smokey with a bitter finish, mouthfeel was a bit watery.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured red with a thin (in size) and thick(in texture) tan head that formed a rich skin over the top...smell is way malty and nutty...very roasted flavor...quite malty...nutty too...complex for this style...I am quite impressed...we might have a good local brewery!!
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, nutty, some spice, caramel, earthy. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, spice, some earthy, nutty. Light-medium body, a bit sticky.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Predictably red. Again, no head thanks to the bartenders pour. Strong malt aroma, maybe a little over the top, but inviting nevertheless. Smooth palate, very little decernable hop character.