robertjm (876) - Albany, California, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(tasting noes from 04/05/09). Draft at MBC. Wonderfully malty with hoppy undertones. Lightly carbonated. Risidual sweetness, especially in aftertaste.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with the brewer Shane, pours deep brown with deep red highlights when held to the sun. No head. Full nose of molasses, caramel, leather, earth and a hint of soy. Same in the flavor with some tangy rye malt in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel with a dry, slightly nutty finish.