Nate (4263) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet soy sauce aroma, tea, rice. Light medium brown with small off-white lacing head. Medium light carb with medium-heavy soft body. Malty but not overly sweet. Low, mild hoppiness. A bit of spicyness. Had aftertaste of Nori (seaweed used in sushi)!? Hides the alcohol well (11%), but odd Nori taste. Enjoyable, though.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brown hue; fairly clear. Gentle, lasting head. Pleasurable mouthfeel: creamy and smooth malts up front with a spikey carbonation in the middle and a dryish, flavorful finish. Clean, tasty and lasting aftertaste has an interesting spiciness to it. I hit happy hour with this one, so the pint was only $2! Live music added to the positive experience.
Ernest (7476) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of bubble gum, peach, and toffee. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, lightly sweet, lightly acidic. Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Very well-hidden alcohol, considering it’s about 11%. Beautiful stuff, especially for a brewpub. Brian needs to start making this year-round and getting Rockies Brewing or someone else to bottle it.