Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours a clear copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, fruit and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, caramel and grassy hops. The finish is earthy with a malt aftertaste. Decent all around.
yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and toasted malty. Bitter, light toasted and medium dry. Bitter and mild fruity into the finish.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper color/ fleeting head. Nice caramel, malt powder sweet aromas. medium body. Tea leaf hoppy flavors with spicy caramel, brown sugar.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Seattle RB does a more PNW take on Fire Chief, strong and hoppy. Gorgeous golden-amber with thick, rocky head. Rich hoppy nose (wood, grapefruit) with complex caramelly, earthy accents. Even bitterness - great balance - has enough bite to satisfy but the sweet earth and milk chocolate malt notes wipe the slate clean. Not "beer geek" burly but perilously drinkable.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bartender told me this was an ESB, weighing in at around 7.5%. I did find this to be somewhat tasty. Great, in the aspect that it is wonderfully balanced. Some spicy cinnamon, ctirus hoppiness, caramel maltiness, but nice and fruity. A relaxing beer to end the night.