JohnnyJ (5400) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the brewpub. Clear amber pour, thin white head. Caramel malt and very light hops. Uninteresting, but non-offensive.
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/6/10. Pours clear amber with a very thin off-white head. Aroma is crystal malt and caramel; not much hop at all. Creamy caramel flavor with a dry bitter finish.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber. Like Samuel Adams but with a dank, musty, herbal flavor and aftertaste. Not bad, relative to the other samples here, but I think I ruined the experience by visiting Russian River earlier in the day. So far all of these samples are appalling and I’m amazed this place is even in business.
944play (399) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear amber, diminishing white head. Sizable herbal, minty, near grassy notes dominate soft maltiness on the nose. Quite hop-forward in flavor as well, but this resolves a little more fruity and cloying. It is not excessively bitter, but is rather bilious and leaves the saliva feeling coagulated.