coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malty, some fruit. Flavor is sweet up front, lots of caramel, cherry, bit of dates (almost doppelbockesque!), then the hops take over. Medium bitter, some grapefruit and grass. Slightly thin mouthfeel. Kind of odd astringent quality.
jkwalking05 (3633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep amber in color with a small ivory head. Aroma is of bread, cardboard, old hops, and caramel. Taste is of cardboard, caramel, woody herbal hops.
travita (3845) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear, amber colored, light beige colored head. The smell is dusty, malty, chalky, stale hops, and cardboard. The taste is more of the same uninspired and lacking.
r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smooth and malty with a lightly hoppy finish. A bit of vegetable flavor with some skunkiness.
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sharp and strong malt aroma. Clear amber color with a small white head. Mild sweet beginning with a malt bitter finish. Thicker palate.
emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean ruby copper pour with one finger of sandstone head. Leafy nose with some peanut hull. Bready and slightly biscuity. Dry and green in the mouth, too much bite. Rich dextrinous.
anders37 (16261) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rating #7800. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is caramel, soft spicy hops, light nuttiness and earthy notes. Taste is strong spicy hops, nutty flavors, caramel, sweet malt, fruit notes and earthy flavor. Body is medium with a strong bubbly carbonation. Ends with more spicy hops, earthy notes, carob nuts, sweet malt, dried fruit and caramel.
Earlier Rating: 5/21/2008 Total Score: 2.5
Finally got my hands on this! Bottled. Pours copper with a small white head. Nose is fruit, caramel, and nuts. Taste is very fruity with berry notes, caramel, earthy hops and nuts. Body is light-medium with moderate carbonation. Ends with more berry, peach, cherry, caramel and nuts. Very odd amber ale.
PapaSkeetSkeet (806) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt gold color, brilliant amber-orange when held to the light, thin tan oily head. Aroma of sweet caramel with a touch of sap. Flavor is sappy throughout with a malty sweetness, caramelly, but with so much hop flavor its not really overbearing caramel. Lots of evergreen and earthiness. Lovely, why does this have such a low rating? if it had the label of a different brewer (say... Stone Pale Ale) it might have had a much higher rating. A rather heavy syrupy palate.
alobar (2715) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a rich amber color with no head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, and some pine. Caramel and toasted malt flavor with some hops at the back end. Creamy with a moderate body. Decent beer.