brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a clear, dark amber color with a small off-white head, leaving some mild lacing.
S: A lot of sweet caramel malt along with some brown sugar. A mild citrus aroma helps to cut through the sweetness.
T: Despite a very sugary nose, the sweetness was fairly restrained. The caramel and brown sugar come through, but so do some nice citrus and fruit flavors. The hops don’t really provide any bitterness here, which I could have used a touch of.
M: The body is medium to full with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: A touch more bitterness and this one would have been a lot better. It was still good as it is, but seemed to be missing something.
bhensonb (13514) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Dark brown color with reddish copper hilights. Respectable light tan head. Aroma of roasted caramel. Medium body with light carbonation. Slightly herbal/mild spice flavors. Finishes smooth.
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, florals, light pine, and citrus. Flavor of caramel malt, florals, grass, nuts, and herbs.
BeerandBlues2 (11661) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, sweet candied dry fruit, and dank hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dried fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper pour, off white head. Aroma of hops, caramel malt, kinda plain. Flavor is hoppy, resin, caramel.
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Most beautiful, clear, rose-tinged copper ale I’ve ever seen. Wow! It bears a relatively small, creamy, khaki head. Pretty good retention. The nose is of sweet maple syrup and brown sugar flanked by a mild citrus fruit component. Full-bodied and chewy with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is harshly bitter and it’s not of the pleasant variety – metallic lupulin sears the rear of my mouth, palate and the sides of my tongue. I can’t determine whether it’s the heat from the hops or the heat from alcohol, but there’s a boozy feel here. Finishes acutely bitter and hot with a lingering medicinal, cough syrup aftertaste.
slowrunner77 (8990) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured dark ruby/mahagony-purty beer!aroma is complex and sweet with a hint of apple(?). the flavor is unique and can maybe be closest compared to an english barleywine, but actually better than most i’ve had. full bodied without being thick or cloying. if ths were bottled, i’d be searching it out. the flavor is truly special."
ironically bottles not quite the same. 4.2 tap, 3.8-9 bottle
marcus (8593) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a thick tna head and a toffee aroma. There is a complex nutty dark malt flavor that reflects characteristics of the various grains used. Theextensive hopping produces a dry bitter finish.
alexsdad06 (8160) - Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle received in a trade. Pours a deep copper color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma had sweet malts, ripe fruits and a strong dose of herbs and spices, the pine stood out. The flavor had a strange blend of herbs, pine and sweet malts with an oily texture. This beer was strange and I would probably not seek it out again.
bb (7986) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Bronze beer with a light tan head. Light pine aroma with light toasty malt. Light grapefruit/pine flavor with toasted and caramel malts. Medium bodied. Piney/earthiness lingers with some light caramel.