radagast83 (3104) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchkey for the CBC. Poured a pretty clear light brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was caramel toasted malt notes, some light sweet chocolate and a touch of citrus notes. Flavor was light roast, with notes of citrus. Toast. Pretty refreshing after a number of high ABV brews, especially since this is in a style I donít normally like.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Clear very dark maroon, small tan head. Very roasty aroma. Taste is similar with a caramel start.
argo0 (10384) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, thanks Travlr. Clear dark brown body, off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, roast, some milk chocolate, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some roast, orange, milk chocolate, light grapefruit, nut. Light-medium body.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on tap at Beer Revolution on 5/4/2011. This amber ale pours a medium amber color from the tap. Small to medium sized off-white foamy head. The aroma is roasty malt, caramel, fruity, nutty and sweet. A medium bodied amber/brown ale. The malts are roasty, caramel and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Nice carbonation. Not sure if this beer is a hoppy amber, a hoppy brown ale or a mix of the two. Sort of reminds me of a roasty Bitter American. Very drinkable beer, a little high in alcohol for a session ale, but it would work as one. There is a touch of residual sweetness at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
BMan1113VR (7379) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a very lightly hazed, deep amber-bronze hued body with a lasting off-white head with some lace left behind. Aromas are a bit roasty, caramel, toffee, chocolate, some esters. Way roasty for an "amber". Brown sugar. Flavors are roasty, decently bitter, caramel (strong/deep), brown sugar, nutty, some esters. Neutral balance. Creamy mouthfeel with medium to lively carbonation. Lingering bitterness and no astringencies. Essentially a brown ale in all but color.
marcus (5004) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours mahogany with a decent beige head and a toasty aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor with a carbonated dry bitter finish. Well balanced and tasty.
SFtaster (44) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the source. Shuffled over to 21-A for the weds. happy hour (house beers $4). Whatís NOT to like about this beer? Plenty of hops to balance the malt, good body, nice mouth,- a fine example of the style. Holds itís own with other SF ambers- Anchorís Liberty Ale and Speakeasyís Prohibition Ale. Mighty good company, Iíd say!
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. light roast and light chocolate aroma. Chocolate and light roast flavor with light sweetness. Medium bodied. Chocolate and light roast lingers with backing hops.
Sledutah (3192) - Utah, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub
Appearance: Clear dark copper with a nice white head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and caramel
Taste: Sweet caramel, toasted malts
Very nice beer.
douglas88 (4474) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím not sure about this being an amber ale, if so itís a hell of a amber! On tap at the brewpub in San Fran. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. A rich aroma of heavily toasted malts, coffee, nuts. The flavor is similar; nutty, light toast, earthy with heavy roasted coffee. Very nice.