Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Schooner’s Brewery/Restaurant in Antioch. It pours a striking clear amber with lasting off white head and spotty lacing. Nice aroma of nuttiness, roasted malts and mild caramelization. It has a somewhat creamy mouth feel which ushers in the roasted and nutty notes noted in the nose. Midway mild malt caramelization shows up with slight astringency into the finish. It ends thin and dry.
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Ruby brown beer with a light tan head. Rich malty aroma- caremel and nutty. Rich malty flavor - caramel, a bit of chocolate, nutty- wiooth enouugh hops to back. Medium body. Lingering complex malts.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty mahoghany color with small but dense head. Dark roast aroma, raisins. Full roasty flavor, rather dry with some graininess/huskiness. Moderate bitterness. A little dry, but a nice example of the style. Sharp carbonation. Would be better a bit sweeter/maltier.
Ratman197 (12942) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Schooners poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, light carmel and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, carmel and earthiness with a moderatly bitter finish.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - FEB 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted malt and caramel forward nose with a slight hop aroma. Roasted and clean with good balance. Nice dry and very clean finish.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a fantasic beer that is should be bottled but alas, it’s not. A VERY clear amber pour, the nose is bready and nutty and somewhat floral. An extrememly well-balanced beer the flavor is matly, hoppy and just really easy to drink. I can see why it won at the State Fair. Nice job guys.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours a clear amber color with some ivory lacing, no head. Roasty, malty aroma. Flavor slightly grainy with some chocolate notes. Clean finish.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clearish amber pour. Mostly diminishing off-white head that still leaves a cover. Bready, sticky caramel malts camp under a slice of most welcome floral hops that accentuates the malt’s nuttiness. Well brewed obviously, the few ingredients there are blend in nicely if not quite serving a purpose. An unnecessary confirmation that I should listen to myself and stop drinking amber ales..
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful amber color with a complex nose. Wonderful blend of hoppiness and maltiness.