BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear reddish amber hue. Grainy malty aroma. Malty palate, mild cocoa notes, dry nuttiness, fairly bitter bite in the finish.
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewpub. Pours brown with a fluffy white head, some lacing. Aroma is nutty and malty. Great balance between malt, nutty flavors, and the hops. Very well rounded. Medium bodied, left flavors hanging around in my mouth. Out of all the SBBC brews that I’ve tried, this is the best of the lot.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smelled and looked great, but was a little watery in the mouth. Nice nut and caramel flavors blended together.
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAR 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very refreshing. Clean, nutty, malt taste with a creamy finish. Very little head. Deep appetizing color.