BuckeyeBoy (7144) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle Pours out a gold topped with a very nice off white head. Aroma is nothing great, but the tast is very good. Thanks Indiana_Red for this.
IndianaRed (4265) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a clear medium amber with a full, creamy, lasting off white head. Heavy thick lacing. Not much in the way of aroma, light grain, some sweetness, like a wet grocery bag, almost pilsnerish. Flavor is pretty bitter but sweet light malts as well. Not so much hopps aroma/flavor but plenty of IBUs. Nice smooth soft palate. Easyon the carbonation, surprising for the nice head on it.
pinkzambia (1929) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Bottle:Clear copper color with a full off-white head. Mild spicy aroma with a strong that packs way more flavor than the aroma leads you to believe. Flavors of alcohol, anise, caramel, and sweet hairspray. The finish is pretty strong and bitter but is followed by a prolonged sweetness. Powerful. Thanks Indiana_Red!
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
First beer I tried at the 2006 OBF. I don’t know what I got into. I love this brewery. I just wanted to see what they had to offer. Dark Orange in color, white head. mightily hopped. very similar bittterness to many ROGUEs I’ve had. Malt bitterness aroma. Very nice suprise!
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2006 - Oregon Brewers Festival]
Dark Amber colored brew with a good thick head this was a nice strong winter type beer. What where they thinking send a beer like this to the wrong time of a festival this was not winter time. A good beer a nice sipping around the fire beer not out in a hot tent brew.
thedm (6046) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew poured a small sized head of foamy off-white colored yellow inged fine to medium sized bubbles that left behind a transparent orange colored carbonated body and a good lacing. The aroma was musty hoppy and malty. The mouth feel was tingly from the start and mellowed in its finish. The flavor was strongly vinous with a malt bite piney hops and loaded with yummy caramel malts.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DL06:Poured a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with peach being the dominant fruit. Light spices. Sweet and fruity malt flavor. Mild ester notes. Semi-dry finish with a moderate bitterness.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at HWOH. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber with an ok lasting head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, orange and pine and even a bit of bubblegum. Grainy malt flavor backed up with some caramel malts, and a good amount of hops- lightly spicy and more citrus. Sweet finish but still lots of bitterness and somewhat dry.
Reid (2474) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very "English" looking ale in my pint glass, dark orange/amber with a nice sized frothy/bubbly light tan head.
The aroma is actually quite hoppy in character, but there is plenty malts and a good dose of spiciness.
The taste however is very much on the malty side..toffeeish,caramel malts with black coffee hints, there is a litle hopping noticable, it perks up the mouthful near the end, then the beer finishes with a long, long bitter malt aftertaste with spicy ,peppery undertones.
Excellent palate to this one, quite thick.
I found this a nice enough beer, but i think for me one bomber at a sitting is enough..the bitter aftertaste tends to deter another bottle.
Oakes (16965) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2010 Bright copper with a thin head. Rich caramel aroma with earthy hops. Rich earthy hop bitterness, mossy, more caramel and brown sugar sweetness late.