Sammy (11173) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with soapy off-white head that dissipitates to minimum. Leaves lace, lots of it. Decent malt, and bitter secondary. Average or even slightly better mouthfeel and drinkable. A repectable amber ale. The local brewer here has certainly got his act together to produce respectable though not ambitious ale, which is as good as you can hope for.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a pint at the Minneapolis airport on 10/17/08. Poured deep amber. Aroma - light malt. Taste was fairly sweet with some earthy hops, malt and caramel. Maybe a bit thin, but overall very drinkable. One of the better offerings from Rock Bottom.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Minneapolis location. Pours a translucent deep copper/amber with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, nuts and light citrus notes. Flavor was much of the same with the toasted malt, light citrus notes, toffee and nuts.
Dogbrick (11480) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the MSP location. Pours a mostly clear dark red color with a minimal light beige head that disappears almost immediately. Spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty with touches of caramel and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of sweet malt and toffee along with some hops. The finish is sweet with a lingering malt aftertaste. Average overall.
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Minneapolis airport. A deep amber color with a good nose of caramel malts and just a touch of hops. A really good balanced flavor. I got some of the flowery hop flavor, but not much of the bitterness. Has an average palate for the style.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Minneapolis Brewpub: Ruby, light head and lacing. Nose of light hops and stale caramel, some cinnamon and brown sugar, chocolate chips, like a chewy bar. The flavor is bland, sharp bitterness, unbalanced. Finishes light, medium body.
decaturstevo (5779) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBSG07 at pub. A cleana clear amber pour with almost no head or lace. Not much on the nose at all. All the flavor comes from the malt it has a hint of bitter. The beer is pretty close to where it should be. Not much carbonation and pretty thin too. A pretty good VL that would work well as a thirst quincher an easy drinker indeed.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap (sampler) at the Minneapolis location, RBSG 2007 pre-tasting dinner. Amber gold with a white head. Lightly toasty caramel, a weak nuttiness. OK.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap (sampler) at the Minneapolis location, June 2007. Amber colour. Light caramel malt aroma. Sweetish malt flavour with a touch of spicy hops. Smooth, fairly soft, mouthfeel. Proficient, but didn’t really leave much of an impression
nearbeer (4876) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at MSP airport location. Dark brown-copper with a small head that doesn’t last. Not much aroma; maybe slight dry cocoa. Dry, nutty flavor with maybe some slight chocolate raisin aftertaste. Light-medium body and watery palate. Not bad, but pretty forgettable.