robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2009 old rating:
7/3/7/3/14 - 3.4
pours a clear dark copper with a ruby tint, a large light beige head, and very good lacing.
smell of light grapefruit, pine cone, fresh cut grass, and a touch of caramel.
taste is creamy, oats, malt, caramel, some spice, and a touch of citrus, ends on the dry side.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off Capital Ale House taps 05/20/08
Clear dark amber with small fine white head.Spicey hop aroma over carmelized malts. Roasty flavor with spicey citrusy hops (dry hopping?) and a fairly dry finish. Overall nicely balanced. The lower alchohol (4.4% ABV) is nice.
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber orange, darker than most ambers. Aroma of malt and roasted nuts. Flavor begins with roasted malt and finishes with a nice hoppy bang. Overall, a good amber ale.
BOLTZ7555 (2822) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best aspect of this one is undoubtedly the appearance. Huge pillowy eggshell head and a dark garnet body. Typical hop profile with a little grassy undertone and a little roasted malt. Nice session beer but not one I’d seek out.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port in Carlsbad, CA--Poured a rich amber body with a medium white head. Roasted and robust flavor with a decent hops profile and a mild malt bite. Considering low alcohol, this beer brought a nice full-bodied richness. Citrus, pine. Not bad at all!
sunevdj (3176) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear light brown. with an off-white head. Bitter with heavy hops aromas of pine and citrus. Light bodied with a thin mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Short bitter finish.
elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Eh, kind of a dissapionting brew from perhaps my favorite brewery...its drinkable and mild but it lacks the kick i love from stone beers
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On taps at Newport Pizza and Ale. Pours with a nice caramel brown hue with a creamy off white head. Nice armarillo citrus nose. Good middle with a crisp, clean hoppy ending. Very drinkable+
JorisPPattyn (7939) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught No head to speak of; deep ruby-amber beer. Hops, dark grapes, lightly smoked pinewood, chocolate cake. Well-filled cake with hops, more dark grapes, raisins and leather. Surprisingly light MF, not empty, but all the same watering out. A dark variety on the Stone principle. To try out, even if I’m not in love with it as with the Bastards.
Dorwart (2377) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
HUGE head!! At least 3 inches in my tulip glass. Settles slowly. Very dense and creamy on top. Not hoppy aroma with some roasted malts, citrus hops, lemons and a bit of caramel. Very nice crimson brown in color. Lots of roasted grains in the flavor with a bit of caramel, some toasted bread, bitter grapefruity hops and a light fruityness. Easy drinking with a lingering roasty and bitter aftertaste. A good everyday drinking brew. Nice and hoppy.