scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep clear copper, creamy dense pale tan head. Dry leafy aroma, some mild caramel. Light caramel, some copper metal, little sour zing that at this point actually adds to the overall -meh-.
jake65 (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Bright and transparent dark caramel color with two fingers of creamy khaki head. Aroma is roasty, earthy, and nutty. Gives the impression of a dry roastiness. Tastes nutty and earthy with some toffee. The roasted malt isn’t as prominent as expected. Retains a nice toffee and caramel sweetness before the nuts and earthy bits in the tail. Nice little session ale.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Could not be more pedestrian if it sprouted legs and picked up a a walking cane. Slightly toasted nutty malt body with some root character and earthyness. Screams "hey everybody! lets all play solitaire in the corner by ourselves! maybe that will be less boring than drinking a dozen of me’s!" Meh-Squared.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was pretty pleased with this brew. Pours amber with an off-white/beige head. Caramel and hoppy aroma with a hint of chocolate in the taste. Gotta love brown ales.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark - only a little amber shows. The head has large bubbles and is off-white. Aroma is of chocolate malt or chocolate itself. The the taste is just slightly bitter and astringent with hints of chocolate with hops. There’s a spiciness that may be from the hops used here. The palate is surprisingly light for the aroma and taste of this beer. Some bitterness to the finish with plenty of carbonation on the tongue. Interesting beer to taste.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown color pour with a fizzy head. Pretty standard brown ale. Light roasted nutty malt and a hint of hops. Just okay.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Flying Saucer, Houston.
Pours an average amber with a nose of faint malt. Flavor is watery caramel malt. Average mouthfeel. Too dang watery.
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle served in a dimpled mug. Pours amber-tinged bottle brown with a medium sized beige head. Nose is sweet cocoa and praline. Medium body, creamy, soft mouthfeel. Smooth. Flavor is caramel malt and roasted hazelnuts. Short, dry finish. Delightfully drinkable, yet uncomplex.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of angrypirate06) Pours a clear golden amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of herbs, toasted grain, pine, and cocoa. Flavor of caramel malt, herbs, some roasted malt, and earth.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap inside the beacon hill pub in seattle. sort of a heavier newcastle ale, but without the sweet caramel notes.