pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2007 (Re-rate 9-28-07) Intersting mix of hops and malt. Thick brown amber - caramel color. Very foamy head. Heavier on the palate than I thought it would be, quite thick Hops taste that is fairly good. Nice rich and smooth finish.
bubbleflubber (2134) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber into the glass, with a medium head and cotton-candy lace. Mostly bready nose, with trace caramel and toffee notes. The flavors are of light caramel malts, copper, light biscuits, and finishes with a bit of a pale, biscuity, spiced hops. Light bitters on the end match the satiating yet light mouthfeel. Sweetens as it warms, and the body is round but not heavy. Offers a decent pull.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a muddled copper color from the bottle. sweet malts dominate the aroma followed by floral hops. flavor is the same a nd very well balanced. great food friendly beer.
BREWMUSKCLES (2507) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a good bitter. broomstraw taste nicely bitter with a clean finish. there is a nice german bitter with a grapefruit hidden flavor that works quite well! good carbonation and creamy yet effervesent enough. malt and hop characters conspire adequately.
lb4lb (2582) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 Pours a dark caramel color with a nice off white head. Smell at first is of mostly hops and a touch of caramel like sweetness. A very nice balanced smell. Taste is definitely more malty at first and overall tastes nice, and balanced. As it warms, the mild hop flavor dissipates somewhat and becomes more of a backdrop to the big caramel creamy taste. Definitely changes as it warms a bit. Overall a good rich amber.
adamjf (9) - USA - JUL 23, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had two experiences with this beer - one where I poured too fast and it just had a huge head on it, and two when I did it right and it was chilled a little more. Drinking this beer with a large head and somewhat warm did not do much for me - too much carmel flavor, on the other hand out of the bottle and a little more chilled, the flavors blended nicely. Less carmely, and more hops flavor.
dpjuart (1097) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/4/07. 12 oz bottle. Amber in color with a creamy head. Nice lacing. Sweet nose with bits of citrus and malt. Tastes sweet with a nice hop finish. Pretty good overall.
jstraw (1953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2011 Orange-amber with good, creamy off-white head / Nose of bread, caramel, and citrus / Light to medium body, lightly sweet and chewy, hoppy with good balance and dry finish / Flavors of fresh dough, caramel, orange, lemon, and dry hops / Nice, hoppy, amber.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was pretty drunk when i got to this bottle but was impressed by the robust flavor of the amber. Thick and rich with adequate carbonation. Wood tones throughout the malts and simple spice flavors on finish. Would like to try again...sober.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Minimal head on dark amber. Dark woody caramel nose. Good woody flavour with a hint of vanilla that is not unwelcome. Solid beer. Hint of tobacco.