hfmejias (610) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark brown a bit reddish with a nice tan head. Aroma of malts, caramel and hints of hops (citrus and floral). Taste of malts with a boatload of hops, nice bitter and sticky finish. Very interesting beer, very enjoyable but very strong too.
pictoman (327) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 1 pint (6 fl oz) bottle. Clear medium brown with minimal beige head. Caramel and hops aroma with some malt. Taste is quite toasted malt and hops, grapefruity, dry finish. Medium body.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1229) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Antenna America, 6.8% It pours a burnt amber brown with a thin tan head. The nose is an appetizing caramel & citrus with floral notes. Great creamy full mouthfeel with zesty citrus, caramel & biscuity qualities to it. A really kick ass American amber ale. In terms of the style I’d say it is darker than average & hoppier than average but it is a truly delicious amber ale.
jmgreenuk (3266) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Kermis at Dukes Brew and Cue. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken white head. The aroma is caramel resin hop. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a treacle toffee resin palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
danielyabu (1073) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
average creamy frothy offwhite head. mostly diminishing. good lacing. clear thick dark reddish-amber body. aroma: heavy hoppy, wood, nutmeg, alcohol, mate tea, peppermint. if: moderate sweet heavy bitter. ff: light sweet heavy bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, metallic light alcoholic finish. Amargor fortíssimo de lúpulo, a La IPA, condimentado, apimentado, e lembrando casca de laranja, dulçor de chá, não esconde o álcool, cerveja picante, lembra noz-moscada, leve aquecimento alcoólico. Me parece fugir do estilo no entanto, apesar de interessante. Dulçor traz também toques de caramelo.100 s
kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Jmgreenuk at The Duke. Pours clear amber brown with an off white head. Aroma is massive malty, caramel, toffee, butterscotch. Flavour is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
fezzy (71) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have a really hard time classing this an amber ale. It’s a red IPA or a hoppy red ale or a bastardized Scottish ale, as the commercial description suggests, it something - but not an amber. Nose is dominated by sweet caramel malt, where a taste turns to mostly sticky pine aromatic hops with some bittersweet orange overtones. Tasty, but rather tacky on the palate. Overall tasty, but not multi-dimensional enough to be really outstanding, and too heavy on the palate to warrant drinking more than one at a time.
BierFiend (240) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red/amber with little to no head. Smells of yeast, hops, caramel, and malts. Tastes of bitter, hops, malts, and slight sour on the back end. Has light/medium carbonation and is very refreshing.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured to NB globe.
A: Dark red, almost brown with minimal translucency. Single finger, tan head dissipates almost immediately. Surprising lacing which is cobweb in nature.
S: Plenty of caramel malts, some black malt, sweet and decent amount of hops here. Citrus and light in tone. Almost vanilla feel here. Anticipate a relatively creamy/velvety feel here.
T: More bitter than I had expected. Good warm and grainy flavors. Not impressive for a Red.
M: medium/heavy body with medium carbonation. Good feel. Slicks the tongue and also numbs a hare. Reminds me of an ESB.
D: Quite drinkable. Could have more than one. I imagine if the beer was fresher (assuming not fresh given that the bottle has no date on it), it would be much, much better. Too bad.
Serving type: bottle
Borup (4893) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, hops and fruit.