BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 10, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber with no head. Sour hop aroma. Olive flavor with a hoppy nose. Medium metallic palate.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted in Colorado (Colorado Springs). Tasted at Phantom Canyon Brewing. Dark copper colour. Caramel aroma. Same caramel is present in the flavour. Slight hop finish.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown appearance. Malty, caramel aroma. Sweet chewy palate, plenty of malt, stays sweet with a mild fruity citrus balance.
Braudog (6494) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red. Sticky foam on the glass. Fruity grapefruit aroma and likewise in the flavor. Light and drinkable. One of only two passable beers at Phantom Canyon.
jgb9348 (5920) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber in colour with no head at all. Maltiness in the aroma with almost nothing else. A great malty flavour with a bit of sweetness and a touch of hops thrown in. Finishes with a malt bitterness. Overall, a better than average that was one of my favourites from the afternoon at the brewpub, which says quite a bit, because I usually don't like the style. I had this on tap at the brewpub in Colorado Springs, CO on 10-August-2003.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Their "red ale," with crystal malts and cascades. One of their better beers, IMHO. Nice texture; creamy with a thickish presence. Not too "hoppy" by any means, but it has a decent citric quality. Bitterness builds with time somewhat. Chewy malts are a nice complement. Decent beer, indeed.