Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle from Central Market Houston. Pours an amber-red with decent cream head. Nose of caramel malts and some cocoa. Flavor was caramel, toasted malts and light EKG hops. Good mouthfeel. Ratman197 (15117) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle cortesy of chef201atc poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt, earthiness and a hint of cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toasted malt and earthiness with a smooth malty finish. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2009
(12oz bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear deep amber body with a small off-white quickly diminishing head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, toasted grain, grass, and light florals. Flavor of toasted grain, caramel, and mild hops (grass). KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a vivid and lush amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma is plastic-like with hints of fruit and roasted nut. Slight whispers of ripened grapefruit and close-to-expiration orange. Overall it reminds me of the smell of the ultra-70s plastic placemats my parents had when I was a kid. Flavor is a striking blend of nut and cinammon, with a hint of mild coffee in the finish. Average and lively mouthfeel. Overall, not too shabby. Might be tempted to ’see’ this one again. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Amber pour wtih a gushing white head. Aroma is full of caramel malt. Some hops are noticeable as well. Flavor is hidden under too damn many bubbles. some notes of caramel and hops are present.
Cavie (4760) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 Very attractive ruby pour with a healthy head. Carmel and nuts on the nose. Dry over the palatte with hints of roasted nuts. 3.0Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 4, 2009
RE-RATE 9/1/10 Tap at Rock Bottom. I finally have my own Blind Salamander glass! Fairly clear dark orange color with a large white head. Pleasant aroma of sweet hops, berry fruit and easy grain. Flavor is dry grain with a slight touch of sweet fruit and a bitter lingering finish. Slightly better than remembered, and with a cool glass.
Slightly darker than pale gold on the pour with a two-finger tall white head. Lots of carbonation streaming upward. Very little lacing. The aroma is malt, light sweetness and thin floral and earthy hoppiness. The flavor is caramel malt with light hops. The mouthfeel is standard, almost uneventful. jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Dark red amber in color with a small beige head. Aroma is of light hops, caramel and malt. Taste is of malts and hops with some light citrus and caramel notes. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2009
12oz bottle via trade with blutt59. Pours a nice copper color with a small off white head. Nice light nose of Golding hops and toasted malts. A very good example of the English Pale Ale. travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Smell is malts, caramel, and hops. Looks is reddish in color with a beige colored head. The taste is malts, hops, and caramel. Missing a little bitterness. Decent but off a little.