JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Deep amber-brown pour. Nice toasted malt character with a it of caramel and toffee. A fairly assertive woody hoppiness along with a decent bitterness. Lingering caramelly sweetness but it’s accented by the bitterness. Simple ASA but it drank good.
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2005 Horse Bass, Portland, July 2004. Dark red with a spicy nose, moderate wood notes with some bready spices and nutmeg. Very mild flavors but still strong. b3shine (9143) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bomber to taster (shared with the Mrs; thanks Ferris). Looks solid; a mostly transparent chestnut with off-white head. Smells maltyvwithvnotes of grain and toast alongside some mild hops in the background. Tastes like it smells with notes of burnt toffee. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Unoffensive, but underwhelming. BuckeyeBoy (8469) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to Ferris. Pours out a amber copper topped with a sand head. nose is sweet malts nutty notes. Taste is more of the sweet malts. Strykzone (7658) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2011
22 oz. bottle sent by Hayduke. Enjoyed during a facebook chat. This beeer poured a mahogany brown and was mostly clear. A tan that was one finger at best but that had strong retention. A very unique nose was sweetness and rye. The flavor began with huge rye and grain. That grain was complex and made me wish I was more familiar with varieties of it. Chocolate and rye were tasted but other nuances were missed. Late, some hops began to emerge. They were mildly bitter and offered soft fruit. This was such a fun beer to sample and rate. Beginning with a unique blast it later allowed nuances to be tasted. Thanks, Ron!
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Draught @ Porters in Medford:   Garnet in color, off-white head, fairly large, sticky lacing.   Looks decent enough.   Nutty nose, malty, certainly biscuity.   Marris Otter malts on the tongue?   At least that is what I think it is, very biscuity.   Malty, but not heavy.   Lighter example of the style, but decent enough.   Body and mouthfeel border between moderate and full.   Slightly fruity on the exit.   Decent beer, not so heavy with the biscuit aspect, which I dislike if too heavy.   Fairly well balanced, obviously the hop side of this is miniscule.   Simple and enjoyable. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Somewhat fruity, dark fruit, nutty nose, a little toast, roast and earthy hop characteristics. Pours dark brown, auburn and shit. Nutty, fruity, dark fruit, a little tropical, dry, earthy. Nice mix of flavors. Dry finish, Beer is somewhat thin. JulienHuxley (5949) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle shared. Clear copper pour with disappearing white head. Aroma is sugary, brown sugar, light cinnamon. Taste is sweet, sugary, light grainy huskiness. Palate is med bodied with light-med carbonation. hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
This 22 oz. bottle poured a dark amber with a robust tan head and good lacing rings. Nose was crawling with malty aromas including rye. Medium body and smooth and chewy mouthfeel. Flavor is very malty, with all sorts of flavors including nuts. The finish was lightly bitter and with some subtle fruit that was delightful. This was kind of like an English Bitter but smoother and easier to drink than most. Excellent. This small brewery is making good beer. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Malt and hops aroma. Big alcohol flavor and finish. There is a caramel flavor and finish. Nice strong English ale.