boisebeer (57) - boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice beer that pours brown and Carmel color. Not a big head but poured in a cold glass. Lacing on the side.
Smell was not strong. Taste bit bitter with a toasted flavor. Bite on the end of the palate.
Overall it was alright but not something I would search far and wide for.
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The nose has a bit more character than I was expecting.. It smells very fresh with some grainy malts and a descent showing of background nuttiness and some dry toast... no real hoppiness except maybe what’s in my head.
Flavor is about the same as the aroma with a touch of sweetness toward the back of the palate.. sorta dry toasty finish is making me want another sip right away.. The body is a lighter side of lite/medium.. and the carbonation still seems a bit high.. but it is very small bubble and lends a surprising creaminess to it.
stevoj (4825) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nicely done mid, everything about this is very subdued, from aroma to flavor to finish. Still there’s a enough of everything in a mild way, light nutty aroma, mild dark roast grain flavor, teeny hint of bitterness at the finish. For people who may not like craft beers, this could be a gateway beer.
slowrunner77 (11600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Advertised at 3.5%, but listed at 4 everywhere else. A surprisingly nice session beer dominated by a pleasant nutty malt flavor and a light floral hop and toffee aroma."
marcus (10047) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark copper with a nice beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a sweet malt flavor with a hint of hop bitterness.
bhensonb (14956) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours brownish amber with a creamy beige head. Mild malt aroma - hint of chocolate. Med body. Foamy carb. Flavor is that brown malt with chocolate that seems to be the thing about milds. Gets a little nutty toward the end. Seems a bit more flavorful than some English versions, but I think our cousins would recognize it.
IrishBoy (4180) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Kern River Brewing in Kernville. Nose is butterscotch and toffee, with hints of bubblegum and nutiness. Clear copper with a medium beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet bubblegum and toffee.
theisti (4088) - Kansas, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington. The pour is a hazed orange brown copper with a slightly off white one inch head. Falls with a bit of lacing. Aroma is soft nutty maltiness, along with a pleasant light caramel sweetness. Also a touch of cardboard behind that. The taste is the sweet caramel nut up front - followed close behind with plum sweetness. Nice clean flavors. The palate is light bodied, nice unfiltered mouth feel, a touch watery in the finish. Aftertaste is lightly sweet, but clean. Nice refreshing beer for the patio.
hayduke (5171) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22-oz bottle this poured an attractive light orange color with a white head and light lacing. . Nose is malty. Light body and low carbonation mouthfeel. Flavor is of caramel malts and some nuts. Light finish with not much bitterness. Mild, as the style demands.
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazed dark murky amber, foamy beige head. Aroma is fruit, toffee and floral hop. Taste is mostly sweet, slightly nutty, some husky grain bitterness on the finish. The flavor just seems off overall.