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 (4576) - 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 (5319) - 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 (2569) - 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
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample in Milwaukee. Dark amber. Light malty nose, hint of tobacco. Refreshing, clean flavor/mouthfeel, big malt front and piney hop finish; caramel and a bit of honey. Better than most at this location.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The body was a medium amber color. It has the taste of a "generic" macrobrew...kind of like a Budweiser. The flavor reminded me more of a witbier than an amber.