jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I've passed this up on the shelf time and time again. Rather pleased at the selection. Malt tones in the front. More bitter and floral to the end. Light copper in color. Good session I would say if I had to.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really really nice. I had no expectations, as I had no idea what this beer was, and it's just plain really good. One of the best mystery beers I've gotten in a long time. Malty and heavy, with a bit of a hoppy undercurrent. Very nice. Full bodied beer, wonderful to drink.
Pencom (18) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 4, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite beers. Rich and creamy without the bitter hops Rogue is noted for. Slightly sweet and very clean. Very nice.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium white head atop a honey-colored cloudy body. Breadlike and slightly hoppy aroma. Overall flavor is well balanced with a slight sweetness with mild (but noticable) hops. Nice dry finish. A pleasant ale.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice amber color, medium sized head. Sweet malt aroma, taste is of sweet caramel malt with a touch of hop bitterness at the end.A bit thin on the palate and not overly complex but still quite nice
legion242 (2070) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good red/rust color; Average white head; Aroma was sweet, clean, lovely. Good dryness from the hops. Nice maltiness as well. Tiny hint of alcohol. A standard bearer.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: redish color, small white head. Aroma is pretty faint, though there is a touch of hops, and maybe a bit yeasty. Flavor is slightly hoppy, a little malty, with a bitterness throughout. Palate is pretty thin. There's not much to say bad about this beer, but there's not much good to say either.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish-amber hue with sweet roasted malt aromas. Full body with fruity accents and a long hop finish. Rich and hearty.
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
- a slightly opaque amber color, light bubbly head, aroma is malty with a definite hop touch, sweet caramel and buttery as well; flavor has a sweet maltiness with a bitter/hop filled kick, butter toffee, caramel, light fruitiness (bananas), good texture
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small head which dissapates quickly. Not much carbonation. Seemed a little bit flat to me. Decent foggy dark amber color. Roasted malt aroma with slight overtones of fruit. Hops present in the flavor but seems to be a little weak/watery in the flavor dept. Slightly bitter and hoppy finish. Not a great beer but complemented the ham dinner I just ate really well. I guess every beer has its place.