lamas (1573) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rock Bottom in Bethesda, MD. Pours a nice cherry Kool-Aid red with small light creamy head. Aroma was nicely balanced between malts and hops along with some strawberries and hints of yeast. Taste started with just a bit of sweet malts and finished more strongly with some hoppy bitterness along with subtle tangy yeasty and strawberry flavors. On the thin side.
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at the Bethesda, MD rock bottom. Not a bad brew. A little bit of malty aroma. It is a bright red color with a diminishing white head in the pint glass. Starts a little sweet but quickly is backed up by a mild bitterness. Nothing terribly original or outstanding, but nothing offensive.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2006 Translucent rosy-orangey-copper in color with a creamy, celestial strategy on top. Almonds sweetened with pistachio sauce get aromatically sanded down. Pale cocoa powder and some good ol’ fashioned nougats in the nose meet a distant whetted cardboard accent. Flavor is a touch bolder that this location’s other year-rounders, giving amaretto flavored caramel cubes room to grow. Pistachios meet a mild cocoa simplicity, and when looking at the cherry toffee traits, we bring up thoughts of spumoni. Wholesome vanilla wafer graham crust gets caramel cubes pressed upon it. Semi-harsh and persistent bitterness mires peeling duct tape off of the right side of the tongue. Altogether, a decent drinker.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap: Reddish brown in color with a medium head. Aroma has some bitterness and hops with a small amount of hops. Decent balance in the taste, mild malt and a bit of hops. Clean, smooth, crisp.
badgerben (4887) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish color with little head. No real aroma. Very mild taste of malt. Slightly dry. Eh, nothing special.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown/Red Coloring With Small Head. Malt and Hops...Good Balance. Some Wheat in There As Well. Very Enjoyable Ale.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed at the Campbell, CA location. Medium red color. Small head. Aroma is malty and sweet. A medium bodied red. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Nicely balanced. Nice smooth taste. A nice red/amber. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
really nice beer. Had down in Campbell, CA. Good tasting beer, good looking beer. I would call it an above average beer
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Dry-hopped with Mt. Hood. Piney dry hop aroma. Muddled grapefruit flavor mingled with straw -- stinging and unidimensional. Good cereal accents but just not enough to provide balance. Thin mouthfeel.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2005 dark brownish red color w/ an off white head.. aroma was malty and had hints of citris.. tastes of light citris and carmel.. the palate was very smooth and creamy.. another good rock bottom beer