SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured at walnut. Dark amber color with light amount of tan head. Smells and tastes malty. Medium body. Slightly toasted nutty taste.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Walnut. Amber pour with a white head. Toast, bread, and popcorn on the nose. Grass, pine, and some herbs. Lots of grainy sweetness. A touch of caramel. Flavor is caramel corn, bread, and toast. Light tartness on the finish, some grass, and herbal hops. Pretty grainy.
onceblind (5175) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a creamy aroma of caratoffee. Flavor is really nutty with a creamy toasty flavor, with a sweet toffee finish.
Steve_0 (3188) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Walnut brewpub. Pour is hazy amber with a small cream colored head and great lacing. Grainy, corny, slightly grassy, bready, and biscuity aroma. Taste is again heavy grain, cereal, earthy, lightly grassy, bready, and stale. Medium body with high carbonation. Bleh.
Brouwerij (956) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2013 RERATE 6.14.2013: Tried the cask version, and once again the cask version seemed marginally better. The cask temperature and carbonation, combined with the citra dry hop, help enhance the flavor of this beer. Still mild, a little watery, but better. Tried to stay objective, but was pretty excited to taste the batch I helped brew.
On tap at Walnut. Pours a clear red copper with a finger of white head, settles quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is mildly malty, nutty. Flavor is mildly malty, nutty, with a mildly bitter, malty aftertaste. Flavor is quite mild, fleeting, and disappointing. Moderate carbonation, light body, and a watery texture. Not sure how this won an award. A weak Irish ale. (2.8/5)
dnstone (2344) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 24, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light/clean ara-malty aroma with some red apple peel notes. SLightly hazy amber in color. Flavor is also caramalty with red apple note. Overall quite light, a standard red.
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, earth, and subtle roastiness. Flavor of caramel malt, citrus, and nuts with a dry finish.
bhensonb (12044) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Reddish amber color; beige head. Caramel aroma. Mild nutty caramel flavor.Just enough hop to cut the sweetness. Finishes just a little more sweet than not.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Walnut. Amber with an off white head. Biscuit, nuty and caramel aroma. Flavor about the same, mostly sweet and malty. Medium to light body. Fairly flavorful for the 4% abv and very drinkable.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewpub. Pours a deep amber- woody with a thin head. Aroma is sharp crystal malts, big fruity esters, toast, and moderate sweetness some earth. Earthy leather, dirt, sharp crystal, caramel sweetness and a watery finish. Eh.