stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2007 Amber. Smooth and clean with no aftertaste. Not much flavor to go with it but a good beer. Had at Mt. Adams Bar and Grill in Cincinnati with the family.
thedm (4853) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent copper brown colored body. The mild aroma was malty cinnamon and caramel malt. The smooth mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of malt sweet and caramel. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
hotstuff (3578) - Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Iovry small head that mostly diminished, poor lacing, visible carbonation, transparent, and a ruby hue. Nose was malty, caramel, semi-sweet, and nutty and ditto for the flavor. Tingly mouthfeel and medium body. Very nicely done and very quaffable. Hope to have this one again sometime.
Cliff (398) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled at colmbus alefest. redish brown color with a tan head. nice malty aroma with a subtle sweetness. good smooth flavor, carmel, bread, roast. nice crisp flavor and hoppy smoothness.
Suttree (4744) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish copper, no head. Smooth nutty / caramel aroma, and a clean , crisp, but very mild flavor. Some piney hop notes and then a bready finish. Sampled at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam, 2006.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. Clear deep amber pour with a light beige head that disappeared faster than I could pour. By the time I set the bottle down, the head was gone, with no visible effervescence. Roasty, grainy aroma with a mere whiff of floral hops. In spite of the appearance, there was still a little, very little , fine carbonation left to supplement the light to medium body. A rather lacluster mouthfeel. Caramel sweetness offset by some slightly spicy bittering, dried up the finish a bit, although it the sweetness won that battle when all was said and done. Amber ales are hard to like, at least for me, but this just seemed to be lacking. No off flavors, or anything really objectionable, just undistinguished. I wonder if it wasn’t going flat.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Clear red pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel and some earthy stale hops. Flavor, sweet malty some muted bitterness, a little grassy. Pretty average stuff.
aracauna (2931) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown with a fairly rich maltiness. Very low hopping. Easy drinking amber.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Pours a deep reddish amber hue with a fading head and almost no head. The aroma has notes of caramel and toffee, grassy hops, and noticeable DMS. The taste is a rather bland combination of malt and just a hint of fruity twang. Very papery and dry on the back end. Arggh, after 3 solid brews from Barrel House, this one fell flat.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 28, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is a slightly malty aroma and the pour is a dark amber with a slightly off white head. Mild flavor with some malty sweetness and a low level of hops.