Terminus (3308) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-purchased at Total Wine in Goodyear, AZ Feb 2013-pours very deep red hue with a large foamy lite tan head, darker than eggshel for sure, Nose of lots of toasted carmel malt, lite piney hops, lite nuttyness. Doesnt smell all that great for one of the highest rated ambers out there. Flavors start out sweet toasted carmel malt followed with an added piney hops, lite medicinal note, some plastic, toast, lite dark fruit (plums) and some more hops. really doesnt blow me away like i thought it would. with that said, this is a very well put together beer, but i think its somewhat over-rated for this style. Marble Red runs circles around this beer if you ask me. Soft medium palate with moderate carbonation. Im not rating it low due to the style-its fantastic for the style however, there are much better ones out there in the Amber ale category.
Tmoney99 (11463) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark reddish brown color with an average frothy tan head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Good floral hop & caramel malt aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet smooth flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good brew.
fidelis83 (2092) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby pour with a 3 finger, creamy, soapy, beige head. Aroma of citrus, fruity floral, tasted nuts, light tropical fruit, berry sweetness, caramel and light pine. Flavor starts off with lots of toast, roasted nuts, pine, berry, tree fruit, citrus, light pine, caramel, hints of roast, husky grain and burning grass. There is a distinct medicinal aftertaste. Medium body with a creamy to slick entry, moderate, somewhat sharp carbonation and off dry finish, with a slight medicinal astringency. Mostly good, but the finish falls short, heavy medicinal presence in the finish hurts it. Semi-lethal dosage of Tylenol? Hopefully not. But, hey, My Bloody Valentine, one must be curious. It’s actually pretty good initially, but the finish takes it down a solid 0.5 overall for me, which still leaves it in pretty decent territory...
egajdzis (5481) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, caramel malts, citrus fruits, and nuts. Taste of citrus, pine resin, tobacco, caramel malts, and a hoppy finish.
alexsdad06 (6401) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a clear deep mahogany color with a medium plus sized creamy beige head. The aroma is an inviting blend of sweet caramel malts, floral hops, hints of fruit and herbal notes. The flavor has good balance between the sweet caramel malt and floral/herbal hops. A touch earthy as well. The finish is a touch weak, but other than that it’s a pretty solid brew. Mild bitterness.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep bloody murky ruby red with a substantial orange tinge beige head. Great retention and lacing. Smells great - rich caramel malts, big sweet citrus, resinous piney hops, slightly toasted. Taste follows the nose - resinous, pine, bitter citrus. Palate is medium, thinner than the aroma and taste, but considering the abv it's fitting. A great beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep ruby red dark amber with a medium sized tan/light brown head. Aroma of pine, west coast hops, toffee and caramel. Taste of pine, toffee, caramel and west coast hops. Very nice.
BOLTZ7555 (2879) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep crimson, garnet, ruby, scarlet, and fire engine red with a massive eggshell head. Crystal malt, dark fruit, cotton candy, brown sugar, and bright hops. Candied plum, raisin, prune, fig...incredibly fruity. Toffee, vanilla, and molasses. Too sweet and cloying...and the fruit seems artificial. My least favorite from AleSmith. Truly disappointed!
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep, dark red with a near white soapy head that lingers. The aroma is amazing, smells like cotton candy. And palate is an awesome meld of hops and caramel malts with a nice dry finish. Really well done.
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dmac (4435) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber from bytemesis, thanks Mike. Poured a super deep dark mahogany brown with an average sized frothy beige head that left nice lace on my Cigar City snifter. Aroma was loads of yellow grapefruit over caramel and molasses along with toast and some citrus hops. Fuller bodied with stronger carbonation and a foamy/creamy mouthfeel overall. Flavor of citrusy hops along with molasses and caramel with medium well done toast along with dry rind and grassy hops. Probably the best "amber" I’ve ever had.