firedog23 (29) - Suffolk, - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just came across this here on base in the UK. I may be slighted in my opinion but it is nice to have a taste of home right now. Great amber color, big hop aroma and a sweet, malty finish. Big on the biscuit flavors and fruity all around. So glad to have some in my house right now!
dmbsnuts (301) - Carpentersville, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a default message... As I do not wish, nor have time to comment on each beer I try at this time.
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mcox90 (1268) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Whetstone Station, Brattleboro Vt. Served in a pint glass. Pours a deep red/amber color with a 1/2" white head. Spotty lace. Sweet malty aroma with soft earthy hops. Sweet flavor. yet clean and crisp. Medium in body. Finishes sweet.
BlackIPA (713) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Fucken A, bros, NY is finally getting some Ballast Point goodness and it LIFTS. Pours a ...wait for it... Amber color with a slightly off white head. Aromas of toffee and some floral hops. Taste is bitter-sweet up front but finishes dry with a nice hop bite. Good.
conway (570) - - MAY 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Apparently out of date. Nose is pretty much dead. Malt profile is still excellent. Lots of caramel. Hop profile unfortunately non-existent. Will seek out a fresh bottle because a decent hop profile would make this very nice.
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tom10101 (1048) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Three Penny taproom. Clear amber with a medium persistent beige head and good lacing. Aroma is hoppy with caramel, peated notes, earthy presence and some citrus. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with peated and earthy notes, caramel, spices and a slight hoppy finish. Light to medium body. Good Amber Ale. Drinkable. Reminiscence of whiskey.
DylansDad (157) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sessionable. The trouble with amber ales for me is that they too easily become sticky, what with all that caramel and toffee malt and stuff. This is a goodie in that the carbonation, bitterness and slight hint of sourness all conspire to cut through the muck at the back end. Did I just say that?
tmoreau (1625) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at a recent Wirtz Beverage/Illinois seminar, and poured by staff from 12 oz. bottles to stemware displaying a clear, brownish amber color, with frothy, light tan head foam, and decent lacing. The nose was light but fresh fruitiness and caramel. A crisp and steadily lingering hop bitterness was key to the flavor. Light to medium bodied, and tastefully sessionable.
AbeCox (2) - Cleveland, USA - APR 17, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pleasant aroma. Good balance of malt and hops. Its got hints of caramel and bready sweetness but its contrasted by the bitterness in the hops. Its not too heavy on the palate, so its possible to drink several. This will be a good beer for kicking it on the porch during a hot summers day.
womencantsail (6867) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with an off-white head. Nose is sweet caramel, toffee, and biscuit. A nice floral hop aroma with a lot of perfume. A touch of pine and citrus peel. There’s a light bitterness to the flavor to balance the sweetness of caramel and toffee. Perfumey hops, very floral, and some citrus notes. Hints of pine and grass as well.
Travlr (7975) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy golden color, thick tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of caramel buscuit. Taste is sweet cake with bitter spiced bread, intersting combo that works well. Puts most other ambers to shame.