unclemattie (4284) - Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2007
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750mL collector swingtop bottle. served at ROGUE- SF. classic! rust colored. sweet aroma. malt flavor of an ESB. flavors of cedar, spruce finish bites for a long time
mouse725 (83) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 4, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favourite "non-seasonal" beer. On draft at Mahar’s Public Bar in Albany, NY. larger head than expected, but even that had a nice richness to it. Definite bite of orange-citrus and... clove?...with a lingering sweetness left on the palate. Felt like a higher ABV by the time the pint was through. Drank very easily, would be hard to pass up whenever spotted on a menu.
davidm (1977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Dispensary Enoteca. Great beer, very well balanced. Aromas of caramel, biscuit, pine, with hints of bread. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Amber, with a thin head.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a dark brown color with an off white foam head, that sits well around the rim. The taste from the start is hoppy but finishes sweet and bitter. This should be rated higher in my opinion.
Lemke10 (834) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy medium brown color with a decent lasting head. Scent has a mixture of semi-sweet malts and bitter hops. Taste is rather smooth and mild and works it’s way to a bold ending. Has a smooth caramel taste that ends in a dry sightly bitter taste. Very well made and tasty I just can’t understand why they put such a good tasting beer in only a 7oz bottle. Definitely worth trying!
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750mL swing-top black ceramic bottle. No date.
Appearance: Poured into a 26oz imperial pint. 1.5 fingers of fluffy off-white head with lots of retention. Grips the glass leaving bands. Slightly hazy amber colored.
Nose: Sweet English malts and some dusty hop/pine cone notes.
Palate: Medium-bodied with lots of biscuit and dirty pine cone flavors. Old hops, dry as a bone on the palate, but not scathing. A little fruitiness hides underneath all that hop flavor and bitterness.
Notes: Seems like a lot of bittering hops were used, and the flavor hops must be something without the citrus notes. This beer is dry and lovely. Exactly what I was hoping it would be. A little pricey, but a great brew.
jimmiec (122) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750-ml bottle 2010 Marcello’s Lafayette, LA - Aroma: malty, citrus, grapefruit; Appearance: hazy, dark copper color, white head, laces; Flavor: sweet, salty, malty, citrus, aspirin, bitter; Mouthfeel: full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, bitter finish; Overall: a wonderfully balance of malt and bitterness that is smooth, very drinkable, and fruity beer with a nice bitter-dry finish.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly clouded bright bronze hue with a white creamy head. Citrussy nose with melon, tropical fruit and a hint of honey. Dry crisp, citrussy taste, with a long bitter grapefruit hoppy bite in the finish. Complex and most enjoyable beer with flavour that just keeps coming. Melon, fruits and more.
Ratman197 (10320) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml ceramic swing top bottle poured a clear copper with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of light oxidation, carmel, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, eartthiness, light pine and grapefruit with a crisp lingering moderatly bitter finish.
Travlr (13697) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic English style bitter, reminded me of the pubs of Suffolk and Norfolk. Faint background of fruit, smooth and bitter throughout.