monkeychugg55 (823) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cranberry juice color with a small beige head that quickly dissapates. The aroma is somewhat fuity but not in a hoppy way, there is also some mellow malt notes. The flavor matches the aroma and comes off a bit watery. There seems to be some very faint vanilla on the finish but aside from that there isn’t any wood notes to speak of. Smooth texture, not bad but not great.
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours light orange amber color with a thin wisp of white head that lasts. Smell is oak and sweet malts with some vanilla and the slightest bit of caramel. Flavor is chewy with some nuttiness, a hint of caramel. some wisps of vanilla and just a brief hint of bitter citrus in the finish. Slightly heavy and overly carbonated.
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not good. Reminds me more of a bad cream soda than a bad beer. Either way, doesn’t work well. More vanilla than oak and very artificial tasting. Skip this if you come across it.
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->SA. Amber with 1/2 inch white head. Aroma: nuts, caramel, malt. Taste is sweet with oak and vanilla. Eh.
jzzbassman (1466) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of friend Chris the Beer Whisperer. Malty aroma, sweet, sugary, Lighter sweetness in the flavor, with not much memorable, oak barely there, just an unremarkable amber ale.
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing real special tasting about this. Slight hops with a bit of malt to end it. Overall decent.
thedm (4886) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a typically carbonated light orange brown colored body. The aroma was nutty and brown malt. The crisp and clean mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The balanced flavor contained notes of brown malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again. I found it to be very much like a Fat Tire.
Dmoneydeluxe (2) - denison, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice Medium mouthfeel tastes caramel vanilla touch of earthiness balanced very nice easy to drink well made beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in Imperial Pint glass: Pours a reddish amber hue with a nice foamy head and left good lace upon glassware. The aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla bean, wheat bread, slight grassy hop and light woody esters. The taste is smooth malty richness backed up by a light handed oak character. Very faint noble hop bitterness found at the very end. Quite simplistic beer with not much complexity. The mouth feel is soft and smooth with a slight tannic finish. It is okay, you could do worse.
BucannonXC5 (743) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Aug. 4, 2012 (picked it up for $1.59 at BevMo in La Mesa, Calif., on Aug. 2, 2012). 1-2 fingers of head that dissipated very quickly. Mahogany auburn color. Just a bit of lacing on the top and a small amount on the sides. No retention.
Smelled oaky bourbon or wine, vanilla, caramel and toffee malts. Reminded me of the Longshot Derf’s Secret Alt or the Rogue Dead Guy Ale.
Tasted better than the smell. Got oaky vanilla leading the way with a touch of bourbon. Very malty with caramel and toffee leading the way. Dark fruits, maybe plum. So smooth.
Medium body. Thinner texture. Below average carbonation. Long lasting smooth finish.
This beer got better for me as it went along. The mouthfeel was the best part. So smooth.
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a nice red/auburn color with a semi-thick head. Nose leaves a bit to be desired, oak is notable, but little else is present. Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy and dries out toward the end. First sip is big malty oak, a little sweet for my taste. Reminiscent in some ways of a pumpkin ale. I tasted touches of vanilla and allspice, but malty oak still dominates the palate. Nothing offensive but nothing inspiring, either. Not a beer I’d go out of my way for.