b3shine (6761) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at the Coxe Ave ABC. Looks solid; a transparent copperish caramel with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty with notes of caramel and bitter and piney hops. Tastes like it smells, but more robust, with a medium to medium full-bodied mouthfeel. A solid sample of the style.
jackl (5816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg @ the brewpub. Medium Amber with a small creamy head. Toffee and toasted nuts. Toasted brown bread. Sweet caramel dipped Apple flavor with a pretty sugary finish. Approaching being cloying. Light bpdy, soft carb. Heavy handed.
Cybercat (4086) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Pours a clear, slightly reddish amber with a nice buff head that leaves some good lacing. Malty aroma is not much. Flavor, fortunately, is much better, malty with hints of caramel and woody hops. Texture is not firm but lively. Not great, but give it a bark.
BrettTaylor (638) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was just pretty meh. I was hoping for more, but there was nothing to distinguish this beer - hops/malt balance was fine, but I had no desire to ever have this again as there was nothing in the beer to say "drink more of me."
Garbageman (479) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours deep amber in color with little head. Aroma was mild with a sweet caramel note. Taste was caramel and bitter op bite. Balanced.
beerme31 (566) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a dark golden/amber color. Caramel malt aroma with floral hops. Taste was very sweet. Nice smooth medium body, finishes more spicy from the cinnamon. Pretty good overall.
Shag (2698) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark amber color with a white head. Aroma contains some caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is rather malty with some caramel, cherries, toffee. Aftertaste is a bit sweet. Overall a nice one.
Drjohnrock (549) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sampler at Asheville Brewing’s Merrimon Avenue Location. Dark amber color, smalll white head that left little lacing, subdued malty aroma, nice malty flavor but I wouldn’t classigy this as an ESB. It’s perfectly acceptable as an amber ale. Tasted on July 7, 2012.
maxwelldeux (4169) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear amber color with a little head. I get some nuttiness on the flavor which was really interesting. There’s a slight bite to this, too.
GnarlyGnome (803) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, sampler: it pours a nice amber color with a tan head. It smells slightly spicy and hoppy, but the taste is a nice well rounded maltiness.