Chel (32) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my favorite amber ale so far, as of 6-5-11. It has fruity and hoppy scent and has a little bit of a smoky and complex palette of hops and malt. It has a great, satisfying finish for an amber which at times seems to lack in this category, IMO. Terrific, deep reddish amber color and tannish, thick head with wonderful amber flavor. This is the best amber so far. It has middling carbonation. Very boldly flavored but not acidic. Excellent beer.
schweinhund (32) - Racine, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from our friends at Timers in Racine. The skull grabs you eye to eye until you pop the cap, when the waft of pine overcomes your fear of the death you’ve set for yourself. Pours a dark, dark copper, clouded with unfiltered sin and evil. The taste is more an earthy malt, with a milder hop note teasing your breath at the finish. You want another...and another. A fine session ale. I knew this would happen! I’m just dying to have yet one more for the grave! What a way to go! Prosit!!
zoucrew102 (611) - - NOV 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks George! Excellent sweet caramel aroma with notes of chocolate and floral hops. Pours cloudy dark amber with a large tan head with good retention and lacing. Starts with sweet caramel malt flavor with a touch of chocolate and hops. Finishes dry with grassy hop flavor with a bit of a bitterness with some of the caramel lingering on the palate. Excellent, well-balanced amber!
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought June 2014 as single bottle from Lemon Tree. Big malty smell right under the cap, and an impression of a higher alcohol beer. Rich, foamy head atop a brown ale body, darker than amber, I think. Taste is indeed big on malts. Hops are there as a kind of sting to one part of the tongue. There may be some oxidation going on. I think because just seeing a name like "Ambergeddon" on the label made me think it must be a higher-alcohol beer that can cellar, turns out it may have sat for longer than it should have.
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ale Asylum. Pours a hazy orange brown with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops, grassy hops. Flavor of sweet fruits, sweet pale malts, earthy hops, light bitterness. A tasty amber, not super hoppy as others have described but fairly hoppy for an amber. Sturdy palate, drinkable.
dutch23mp (284) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellant amber ale lots of flavor. Hints of chocolate aroma and taste the hefty ABV is well hidden with all the flavors more malt then hops a nice change from the many IPA’s I have been trying lately.
Finhead (1214) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, amber-brown pour with a frothy off-white head. The aroma has pine with some bread and caramel. It has a medium body with smooth texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bittersweet, then finishes more bitter and dry.
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Clear dark amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Malt, caramel and hops in the nose. Medium body with flavors of caramel, malt and subtle resiny hops. The finish is malty up front with a piney hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber with thin off white head. Aroma fruit (cherries), fruity hops, and some caramel sweetness. Medium body, heavy caramel sweetness, medium hop bitterness, and some fruit notes.
Indra (2656) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewpub. Aroma of piney, citric hop, toasted malt, caramel, background fruitiness and earthiness. Clear medium red in color with a fine, sparse head and very fine lacing. Flavor profile is full of piney, earthy hop flavors and bitterness, with the dark, caramel, toasty malts certainly present but largely overridden by the hops here, very much a Red IPA. Fine but persistent effervescence, a high degree of it in fact, body is medium. Interesting stuff, very earthy and bitter overall, lacking in balance to an extent due to this factor.
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty decent ale. More like an IPA than a true amber though. Lots of hops and a bit of malt. Very tasty, but not a traditional amber.