hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Poured a deeper copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toffee and a little nutty. Tastes of caramel, toffee, citrus and some nuts. Medium sweet and I get some hops in the finish. MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2005
mostly clear copper color, light tan thin creamy head that lasts ok. aroma is caramel malt and faint sour hop. mouthfeel is fizzy at first, with an earthy-sweet malt flavor. slightly dry hop finish, dryish finish with a bit more of the caramel malt. thanks Secret Santa 1FastSti! Braudog (6763) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Poured a dark rusty orange with an average foam head. Sharp sour aroma. The flavor is malt-sugary at first, wtih a deeply entrenched thick toffee undercurrent, like a chewy caramel candy. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Picked up at a Holiday station in the middle of nowhere in Wisconsin. What the heck. Clear deep auburn. Nose malty, lots of caramel, some nuts and breadiness. Flavor sweet, caramel and a bit of toffee, nutty and mildly woody. Creamy. Decent stuff. NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2005
From a 12-oz bottle: pours a clear, ruby brown with a sizable off-white head. Good lacing all the way down. Moderate roasty aroma. Initial taste is roasty malt & nutty, with hints of vanilla. Nice, bitter followup. Smooth and full-bodied. Very good beer.
PorterPounder (8070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Discount Liquors, Milwaukee, WI. 12 oz bottle. Pours a light copper color with a slight mocha head with decent lacing. Aroma has some chocolate hints in there with that patented home brew malty aroma. Flavor has a bot of chocolate as well, some nuttiness, a slight citrus bent and finishes with a caramel twist. Mouthfeel is decent - smooth drinking. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2005
Amber Coloring with Sandy Ring. Fruity and Malty Aroma. Hops Provide a Light and Crisp Tang to the Brew Thougout and a Good Amount of Carbonation. Decent Amber. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2005
On-tap at Gitchee Gumee Brewfest - Clear light golden brown, thin but fluffy dark ivory cap; minimal lacing in thin globuals.
Aroma has some nice roasty tones to it, dry, toasted, with a nutty toffeeness like that of peanut brittle.
Quick, crispy, and toasty front with a dry breadyness and toffee. Light dry hop backing adding some to the finish where it does tend to get better with more earthy nut toastyness. Still tends to be light on the palate though.
Feel is a thinner medium body, fairly light and crisp, very easy goin’ and drinks well. A bit more body and lasting flavors and this could be quite good. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 Sampled at the 3rd Annual "Between the Bluffs" Beer and Cheese Festival in La Crosse, WI. Appearance is a foamy, off-white head. Ok lacing. Copper color. Aroma is grass hop, floral hop, grains, mild fruit esters, walnut. A tad weak but still discernable. Flavor is very nutty, kinda like English walnuts with pecan undertones. Roasted grains. Palate is lingering and sweet with a medium carbonation. 7, 4, 8, 3, 17 = 3.9.
heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2005
Rerate: Pours to a nice brassy mahogany body with a thin white head. The aroma is English toffee-like. The flavor is extremely toasty with Earthy malts and light English hops. Drinkable.
From a Pioneer labelled bottle. The color is a dark amber with a thin yellow head. The aroma is sweet caramel with little else. The taste is peanuts with a hint of toast. A little light for the style.