mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark red brick/amber color. Pour creates a dense, tight light tan head with superb retention throughout. A good amount of lacing curtains the sides of the snifter. Terrific aromas of roasted malts, toasted bread, brown sugar and caramels initially shows its sweet side. Aromas show, as does the flavors a great balance with crisp hoppy citrus, spice and floral notes from the hops also filling the nose. Mouthfeel is full, round and smooth with a bit of oiliness. Flavors start sweet much like the aromas with caramel malt, toffee and brown sugar quickly followed up with a firm but moderate hop bitterness with citrus and pine coming through. Definitely one of the most balanced bigger amber ales in the market.
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber! Pours a beautiful translucent dark copper color, a little hazy, with good lacing. Aroma is sweetbreads, lots of rich malts. Taste is bitter on the nose, then sweet, then bitter again. It’s definitely "bastardized" - I don’t think the scots would know what to do with this much hops! Definitely "fresh" tasting, I can see why so many people like it!
Homer321 (1806) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Ok nose. Just kind of bland toffee and sugar. Not much hop. Really just not that memorable.
Stuu666 (1659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, light citrus, fruity, sweet, bitter, toffee malt.
bwa5879 (611) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Healthy brown pour with strong red hue and half inch of light brown head. Sweet scent, powdery carmel, spruce and butter. Soft carbonation, frothy mouthfeel, crisp finish that leaves the teeth dry. Flavor of pine and spruce hops, very nutty malt, Carmel too, some rye. Nice scotch ale, not too sweet and fairly complex with nice hop profile.
Blairgus (2561) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
15 June 2014, tap. Orange/brown/amber. Nose is light toasted malt Nd grassy hops. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Caramel malt and dominant pine hops. Pretty good.
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Seanamonica (4) - Ontario, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Was very anxious to try this one as I am a big fan of the Modern Times Blazing World and this beer was ranked higher amongst ambers. Very let down. Little to no aroma. Mouth feel like a domestic light beer. Tasted like a glorified Newcastle. IMHO not worth even a try.
JesseJames81 (4) - - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Caramel, floral, earthy. It’s been a while since I’ve sampled this one. Will make it a point to sample it again ASAP.
Jay_Dubbz (79) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Fantastic deep red color with an ivory head. Nose suggests hints of pine and spruce. Opening dances with a strong malty backbone, then the hops creep in and slap you silly. Really nice offering and a great style.
--you've been Dubbed.
Tonkun (774) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Houston beer feat. Brown reddish body (though poured in a plastic cup) with a lot of head. Caramel, nuts. Light to medium body. Short with slightly bitter finish
weihenweizen (1622) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into an English pint glass. Pours clear crimson with finger and half off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and medium lacing. Taste is Scottish caramel malt, herbal hops, and bitter finish.