EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear red-brown pour with a light tan head. Lightly chocolate aroma. Fruity cherry flavor. Light butter. Bitter, moderately roasty finish. A bit of chocolate.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz can shared by ryan: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted caramel malty nose with some light floral fruity notes. Starts with a fizzy carbonation and sweet caramel maltiness with some earthy bittering hops before a slightly more astringent, drier finish. Could use a cleaner hop profile and a little more residual sweetness.
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brilliant amber with tan head. Sweet malt aromas dominate, of which caramel is the most prominent. This ale is lightly sweet with a touch of the caramel and a very mild bite from the hops that fades fast. The carbonation is lively, mouthfeel thin and smooth. A good ale.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells earthy with some caramelly undertones. Tastes of caramel, some light roasted malt, peas.
CptAmerica (29) - USA - MAR 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Transparent Brown in color with a tan head. There are few different flavors to appeal to the tongue. It has kind of a hoppy flavor then carmelized barley, then a kind of citrus blend. Very good beer.
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma nonexistent. Pours brown. Tastes balanced but not in an interesting way but rather boring. Pours out of an aluminum "bottle".
freekyp (1484) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep reddish brown body. Crystal clear with a frothy off-white head. Aroma shows,a strong toffee component with some black cherries. Malty and sweet and very softly carbonated, Amber Sun finishes with a slight rise in bittering hops.
kramer (4939) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz aluminum bottle. Pours a nice clear dark amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that left a tiny bit of lacing. The nose is rather light, a touch of toasted malt and maybe a light hint of hops. A little caramel sweetness as it warmed. The flavor is a little rough and husky, certainly on the sweeter side, with a minimal touch of bitterness. Medium bodied, a touch clingy with prickly fizzy carbonation. Not so good. Should have stayed 16 miles away from this variety pack, this is what you get when you’re too impatient to wait for RateBeer to load on your smartphone.
BeerandBlues2 (9681) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, creamy beige head, medium-short retention with fair to good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toast, caramel, cookie, nutty), average hops (earthy, woody, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (toast, caramel, cookie, nutty), average hops (earthy, woody, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
eaglefan538 (2890) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Cafe Gelatto’s in Newark. Pour looked like a standard amber, almost copper color, thin white head, lacing weak. The aroma was caramel and some toasty notes. The flavor followed with some nutty elements, somewhat of a sweet finish in need of a tad more hops. A mediocre example of the style, drinkable and somewhat enjoyable, but certainly not memorable. Mouthfeel was malty smooth, medium body, a tad light on the carbonation.