jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
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. Ratman197 (14826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2008
On tap @ Phantom Canyon poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting light amber head. Aromas of carmel, citrus and light pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth lightly bitter finish. jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2009
(on tap at Summit Brewfest in Colorado Springs). Pours a cloudy amber color. Medium size tan head. Average balance of malt and hops. Moderate carbonation. Light bitterness. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose and taste are barnyard, funky, citrus, pretty decent I guess BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Dark reddish brown appearance. Malty, caramel aroma. Sweet chewy palate, plenty of malt, stays sweet with a mild fruity citrus balance.
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Sampled at GABF. Dark amber pour. Some hops in the aromaToasty flavor with some hops. Pretty average amber. Forgettable, even. Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2010
This is a really good smooth amber with a fair amount of hops to please me. I had this one many times with my dinner and it’s always fresh and satisfying. I recommend this one to all amber lovers. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
On tap @ PC. Dark red orange appearance with a cream colored head. Caramel malty aroma with medium piney hops. Fairly piney, bitter hoppy flavor over a mild to medium caramel malty body. evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Ported from one of my early BA reviews.
It’s, well, amber. Fairly clear and on the reddish side if you look at it facing a light source. A ring of bubbles around the glass, but otherwise no head.
Sweet, almost like a kind of caramel candy. There’s a tiny bit of hops bitterness in the background when you really take a whiff, but malt dominates for sure.
Semi-sweet, very much makes you think of something in the 50-60L crystal malt range. The malt flavor really dominates, with the hops subtly adding a slight bitterness and filling out the back end.
If you close your eyes, ignore the flavor, and just think about texture, the first thing to come to mind is milk. Not quite as thick as cream, but fuller than a standard ale.
Reasonable. I can certainly drink one of these, I could probably drink two, but the flavor is complex enough that I might need a break. Oddly enough, I feel like my break could be heavier as easily as it could be lighter. BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Poured a deep amber-brown color with a thin off-white head that left some light lacing. Sweet, toasty aroma with soft hints of caramel paired with some lightly piny, earthy hops. Brash, toasty entry dominates the flavor for the most part with some caramel trying to peak through before the moderately bitter, earthy hops take hold and linger into the finish. Moderate carbonation and average mouth feel. Overall, this beer is probably decent, I just really am not a fan of the abrasive toasted grain flavors found in this beer.