Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Poured a copper-amber body with a medium beige head. Nutty, caramel, sweet, earthy, bready nose. Roasty, creamy, slick body. Nice! robforbes (2244) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2008
pours a copper with a red tint, medium light tan head, good lacing.JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2008
smell of caramel, malt, some earthiness.
taste is creamy, some bitter hops, caramel, slight sour malt, a bit of sweetness.
Bottle. My notes kind of suck for this one. Sweetish malts with a big fatty greasy note of diacetyl and butter. Bluh. PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle: Cloudy amber with a creamy tan film. The aroma has some sweet yet mild caramel malt and graham cracker qualities. Light bodied with a graham cracker flavor as well. There isn’t enough earthy notes or smoke for the style, but it’s still kind of tasty. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle: Pours a copper mahogany color with a huge puffy head and tons of lacing. The nose is ripe with doughy malts, subtle spicy biscuit and ripe pear and fruit. The flavor has a full body and a delicious malty mouthfeel; sublimely sweet with a light roasted caramel note along with just a touch of fresh earthy hops to compliment. Nice clean lasting finish. Full and refreshing, just what I needed.
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2008
Gorgeous dark amber color with rows of carbo-bubbles rising. Malty nose. Clean flavors, never sweet or cloying. Hoppier than many Scotch ales. A good one. boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Very dark, deep amber pour with mahogany hues. thin off-white head, quickly but never fully diminishing. The aroma presents a nice, even combination of caramel and toasty malts. Dark fruit of red and black varieties compose the majority of the remainder. Mild soapiness, no detectable alcohol. The flavor has suitable maltiness interlaced with complex and enjoyable background spice. Caramel traits are light. Spice and acidity combined are refreshing and cut into the palate. Big, fresh grassy notes lead into a slowly drying finish, hops and spice lingering. Light-medium to medium in body, soft and low carbonation, oily and biting. This is quite enjoyable and makes a great impression due to its uniqueness within the style and pleasant spice. JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Slightly cloudy ruby-brown with a thin white soapy head. Had an odd stale grass aroma that almost suggested peat but didn’t really smell good. Taste was much better, with a mild hop kiss that melded nicely with the malt profile. Decent. CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Courtesy Boboski. Pours a roasted chestnut brown, not disimilar from carmel. Aroma is a bit muted, but there is a malty sweetness dominating the front. There is a wisp of citrusy fruit, though is very subtle. Flavor is malty and sweet, with a subtle graininess. Nice bottle. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2007
on tap-pours a light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is nonexistent. Taste is medium malt-caramel/woody, secondary hops, grainy mouth feel. OK/mild carbonation.