gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Eugene Brewery. Pours brown gold with a beige head and clings. Aroma is mostly toasted malt with some caramel and nuttiness. Similar taste but some hops in the finish. Caramel linger. Creamy palate.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub in Eugene. Pours hazy, coppery light brown with a thin off-white head. Mostly citrus nose. Medium-light body and carb. Pine resin finish. Salty?
neepsntatties (1698) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland, OR. Colour... dark amber with a thin head. Nose... mild hops and tea leaves. Palate... delicately hoppy, some malt and English breakfast tea.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this on tap at Irvine. The color was a dark reddish brown with lots of caramel in the nose and flavor.
alexanderj (3512) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Irvine. Color was dark auburn. Aroma wasn’t very strong. Flavor was much more pronounced and solid. Fruit, red malt w/ a bit of earth and some floral.
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sixth taste on tap at the brewery. This one was much better than most. Nice balance between hops and malt, leaning toward the malt. Nice for the style.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled in Eugene. A pretty good amber. Pours dark with a thin head. Has a lot of crisp maltiness. Very refreshing on a warm day. Great brew.
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice reddihs amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, caramel malt with decent c-hops. In mouth, a good nutty ale with c-hops, grapefruit, medium bodied. Good ale. On tap at brewpub, Jan. 17 2009.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Oregon brewpub.
Pours a thick, whiskey (not whisky, in this case) brown with an off-white head. Smells of nutty hops. Flavor is light, floral hops- what I think an IPA should be. Feathery mouthfeel. Not bad at all.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had a keg of this for my 23rd birthday and have had it at numerous Eugene Emeralds games in the years since. Solid amber pour with a very minimal head. Flavors heavily of caramel and toffee and other sticky sweet and malty bidness. Seriously long finish and solid to the last drop.