onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber with a receding white head. Aroma was a little soft but included some light caramel, light biscuity toffee, and just a faint whiff of grassy hops. Taste is medium bodied and very average. I get some grainy toffee, a little bit of caramel, and a balancing bitterness which I am unable to describe further. Just tastes like a too-balanced average amber ale on a medium body.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rock Bottom at King of Prussia, PA. Pours a nice, rich caramel brown with a fairly big malty smell. Nice roasted caramel on the tongue without being cloying. Definitely a dry, almost astringent finish. My favorite of the Rock Bottom beers, goes nicely with the Jambalaya.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nonic pint draft at the Gordon Biersch in Leawood, Kansas. Pour is a mostly clear copper auburn, with a one inch tan head head. Head falls with nice lacing. The aroma is cereal sweet malt, a mildly dank hoppiness and some general grassiness. Nose is fresh and clean. The taste is pretty straightforward sweet malt grain, a touch of vanilla sweetness as well, and then thins out nicely with bright catty hoppiness. Palate is medium to thin bodied to start, thins out a bit towards the finish. Carbonation is active, coupled with the dry mineral finish this was quite easy to drink. This would be a good session option, though ABV is higher than I would have expected from the body.
ReggieDunlap (2772) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber/golden color with a thin off white head. Aroma has light toasted malts. Flavor follows suit with toasty malts...toffee, caramel, wheaty notes with a touch of earthy/spicy hops. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is earthy/spicy and bitter/dry.
DrnkMcDermott (2715) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at RB Yorktown. A bit hazy in a red body. The smell is a little generic and hard to define, I guess that’s what is meant by "balanced." But there’s a good, thick caramel malt taste, featured predominately over some peppery hop notes.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Desert Ridge, AZ brew pub. Comes a light amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and citrus. Taste is caramel malt, dark fruit, and citrus. Decent.
sonnycheeba (2524) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear dark amber with thin, creamy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, figs, apples, floral hops, and light toast. Flavor is dry, bready malts forward with supporting floral hops (light bitterness), some dark fruit esters, and light leather; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
queenholly (2411) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Cincy Beerfest. Faint caramel malt aroma. Clear copper with a small off-white head. Light caramel malt flavor. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.
jmagnus87 (2029) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. From notes. Caramel malt with some slight hop bitterness. Drinkable, but nothing super special.
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another rather unimpressive beer from Rock Bottom. This red ale poured an amber color with a small but decently-lacing off-white head. The featured some bready malt and a little bit of herby hoppiness. The body was smooth, but a little on the heavy side for a standard amber ale. Most of the flavors were malt-based, with some caramel and toasted bread. A little bit of hops snuck in toward the finish.