slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
"Old brew. Pumping iron label. Total novelty, but we drank it just for the hell of it. I remember it being ok fresh, but with age on it, it was pretty bad :)"
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a light tan ring for a head and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, raisin/prune/plum, hint of spice hops, corn starch. Taste is slight spice hops that vanishes, light medium malt-caramel.
jtclockwork (8609) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with jcwattsrugger. Pours dark amber. Nose is way past its prime - toffee, prune, raisin, plum, malt, grain, cornstarch and beets. Taste is grain, malt and cream soda. Odd.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Been hanging on to this one for awhile. Pours a yellowish color with a small head. Faint light caramel malt aromas,maybe some hops. Flavor was of light caramel malts,some fruit,but not like a esb im sure to being so old. The uniquness of it made it a neat brew.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle (origional bottling) - Pours a slightly hazy light amber/yellow color with smallish off white head. Aroma has toasted/biscuity malts, light caramel, slightly oxidized, notes of pear, honey, and faint diactyl. Flavor has chewy malts, sweet caramel, notes of coriander and toasted oak. Finish is mildly sweet. Overall this is not bad - not great, but better than I was expecting.
bhensonb (11261) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think itís back from retirement. Bomber from "Pumping Iron Brewing". Purchased at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA in June 2009. It wasnít there a few months ago. Rather ESB aroma of floral over lightly roasted caramel. Seems freshish. Poured amber with a off-whie head. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is light roast caramel with a decent amount of hop. Fits the ESB style. Finishes mildly bitter, but rather floral.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pulled from the vaults to make an appearance at Dr. Billís. Light bronze colour. Big oxidized malt nose - what can you do? Itís not entirely unpleasant, actually. Sweetish, with a hint of oxidation. For an ESB there isnít any bitterness left in the beer. Itís perfectly drinkable but none too exciting and really, thatís whta Portland Brewng beers are like fresh.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
clear light amber, fine white head, oxidized malt aroma, dry carmel malt flavor, light bitterness in the finish
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first thought was how old is this? A light burnt orange color with a 1 finger thick head. Pretty visible active carbonation. Aroma is slightly hoppy, some mild citrus lemon grass kind of thing. Interesting. Flavor is mild hops, a little sour, a little lemon zestiness. Grass. Mild caramel malt. Not alot of aftertaste. A little metallic. A drinkable ale with a cool bottle.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very malty aroma. Taste is definitely an amber ale or an ESB in character. Nicely aged. Too bad it had to be abandoned - cool idea.