nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transparent red-orange pour with a yellowed off white head. Aroma of caramel maly, light earthy hops, brown sugar and light spice. Flavors of brown sugar, light honey, caramel, and earthy hops. Medium body, sweet/malty witha malty/bitter finish.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 I didnít like this much but itís ok. It is red amber with a thick, light tan head that lasts a little while. The aroma is wheat, honey, citrusy hops, and dust. The taste is malty, fruity, bitter before becoming a bit sweet, with faint flowery hops, a hint of toffee. It then leaves a very bitter, dry aftertaste with a strong hoppy pine aftertaste lingering long past its welcome. The hop bitterness gets more prominent as one drinks more. It is somewhat similar to Lagunitas Censored (one of my favourites) in appearance and flavours, but more hoppy, rough, and much more bitter.
shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. pours a very deep red with a cloud head. has a deep almost musty aroma but at the same time appealing. My initial reaction to the taste is that of an intense inviting, sharp biting ale(very much full bodied) I enjoy the taste and the hops mix-in well with each other.. Good robust ale!!
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dishwatery, copper color with an ivory head. Grainy malt aroma with some citrusy hop notes. Malt forward but bitter as well. Very British in style with an obvious American hop presence.
JohnnyJ (4882) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, dark brown/red with a nice head. Aroma of fruit, sweet nutty malt, hops. Flavors of piney hops, citrus, nuts, malt, and a bit of metallic taste which seems to be standard for ESBs.
Charlzm (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Bottled, opened on 9/10/07. Beer welled up and out of bottle immediately upon opening at refrigerator temperature. Pours dark, clear amber with lively carbonation and modest head which soon shrinks to proper thin skin of foam atop beerís surface. Aroma is strong malt balanced with resiny hop notes. Flavor is very hoppy for an amber ale with citrus bitterness dominant over the malt. Mouthfeel is smooth and a touch creamy. Finish is a lasting hop bitterness with a hint of astringency that lasts a long time. A good beer, to be sure, but not what I was expecting from an amber ale.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A very pretty nose of floral hops and roasted malt. Pours a rich amber with a rocky off-white head. Excellent head retention. Excellent balance on the palate. Decent amount of grassy hops and sweetly roasted malt with neither being excessive. Medium to full bodied. Fairly creamy. Like other offering from this brewery, it is rock solid.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear dark amber, fine beige head, sweet nutty malt aroma with a hint of chocolate, solid hop flavor on a well balanced cqrmel malt base, nice lingering bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
IrishBoy (3944) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bottle Barn; nose of grassy hops with some toffee; copper with a medium beige head; flavor is nice light hop bitterness with some background caramel. Nice Bitter!
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better oneís I sampled on my trip to San Diego. Poured a robust amber color with good head. Strong aroma and taste. Very hoppy with strong flavor of roasted malts. A good choice.