Concealer (747) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with a creamy caramel white head. Strong sweet malt aroma with some molasses and hoppy citrus undertones. Tastes of sweet malt and caramel then finishes with a nice hop bite. It is pretty much what you look for in a standard amber. Good stuff.
HighlanderOne (994) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can. Aroma of malt, ocean, butter, caramel. Good lookin solid dark amber with frothy head. I taste burnt caramel, vanilla, some pine/citrus hops, and earthy notes. Earth notes. Buttery feel. Not bad.
Cunningham (4426) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unclear deep nutty color with a fine white head. Ok lacing. Bready, mild fruity and caramel malty aroma. Medium body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Unusual rich berry fruity flavor. Bready and caramel malty. Decent ale, a bit to sweet.
[Bottle from Kolding Vinhandel in Kolding, Denmark]
GoufCustom (792) - HONG KONG - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle bought at foodGARDEN in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok.
Cloudy hazy amber brown colour with slight trace of yeast sediments; Half finger head and off-white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Very good sticky lacing and near zero carbonation; Fragrant aroma of amber malt,
With strong caramel, light toffee, light grapefruit, light dark fruits, molasses, strong yeast, biscuits, very light spices and light grass; Light sweet taste of strong amber malt, with strong caramel, toffee, toast, strong biscuits, molasses notes, light earth, light spices, light lemon, very light bitter hops and thin grass; Mid to light body. Slick palate; Taste profile is very malty with very strong caramel taste. Hops’ fruity taste is kinda hidden in the background, but the earthy and spicy taste is quite apparent. Good light toast and toffee, subtle sweetness. Lots of tea biscuits. Nice!… Hoppiness is low grapefruit, dark fruit and light spice in nose. Light lemon, earth and spice in taste. Very low bitterness for a mostly malty-light astringent finish; Quite dry after taste. Malty and low bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one boosts a very healthy malty backbone with good caramel and toasty taste. The four hops added the light fruitness in aroma and fair earth and spice to taste. Very solid, and a step up than most average Ambers, although I would like some more fruity hoppy aroma and taste. Recommended!
two7offsuit (147) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours Amber with an off white head. Mix of earthy and malt aroma. Subtle caramel flavor with some mild hops.
giorgos_gtc (79) - GREECE - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma and taste of wine and maybe a bot vinegar but sweet sense. Good body and palate with really good foam.
sharkydodson (185) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel and hoppy aroma with shades of garden berries... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of viburnum and cherries... rough hoppy bitterness... sweet and bitter aftertaste... good amber ale...
uros_m (2) - - AUG 8, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful rich amber color. Taste of wallnuts, woody aroma. Rich and pleasent aftertaste.
Gaultier (285) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen. Aroma: Malty, citrus, caramel. Taste: Malty, citrus, fruity, sweetness. Body is medium, the finish is dry and medium bitter.
Taboada (302) - Compostela (Galiza), - AUG 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 mml bottle tasted on 05/08/2014. Amber colour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of copper, hops and barley. Taste is caramel with bread and hops. Medium body and carbonation. Ok but nothing special. Next one please!
Darkmagus82 (860) - - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-15-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a very lightly hazy amber color with a light brown tint. The head is big and billowy and has fantastic retention. Over time it very slowly recedes and the large bubbles of the head pop. In the end the receding head leaves a nice level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a caramel sweetness. Mixed with this is a roasted malt aroma, some light molasses notes as well as a faint herbal smell.
Taste – The taste starts out more roasted malt and biscuit in nature with some tastes of a sweet caramel. A hop flavor of an earthy and herbal nature then come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. These flavors intensify while most of the caramel dissipates. Overall a roasty, buttery and biscuit flavor mixed with a moderate herbal hop flavor are left on the tongue. Very ESB like in my opinion maybe with just a bit sweeter and more roast then most ESB’s.
Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel was above average in body as it had a more creamy and smooth then most. The carbonation level was rather low. The low carbonation mixed with the creaminess gave it more of a cask like taste (even out of the bottle) and actually also gave it more the ESB feel as the taste also gave.
Overall – Very nice. It starts sweeter and gets more hoppy and bitter as the taste advances. Quit easy drinking and delicious.