DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dradt taster at RAM, Schaumburg. Brown beer with plenty of light edges. No foam after I’ve gotten to it on the sampler tray. American hop notes finally come through my stuffy nose. Yet it’s the malt that leaves the first impression on my tongue. Followed by a tangy caboose of bitterness. Pleasing fruity esters keep the hops from taking over.
BVery (6980) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the Schaumburg IL location. Mostly clear amber pour with no head. Aroma is sweet malts with a hint of Band-Aid. Earthy, or maybe just stale taste. Meh.
ramboraffe (730) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at a restaurant in Forth Worth (forgot the name). Hazy brown with thin off white head. Smell is caramel malty. Taste is caramel and slightly nutty. Sweet with low bitterness and very low carbonation.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"the most boring beer in the six beer sampler. toffee malt is nice, but the hop presence is barely noticeable and there is little balance. no need to try again. pretty standard amber."
alexabil (1) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I keep a keg in the garage and drink 2-3 beers each day. I like to drink with large swallows spaced about 5 minutes apart. Given these personal peculiarities, I enjoy this beer more than most
foyle (254) - Wyoming, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass
Appearance: a sudsy off-white head slowly dissipates with nice lacing. Color is a deep amber with plenty of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: rich roasted barley malt, a hint of coffee, some fruit and some mild herbal hops.
Mouthfeel: light and watery, slightly astringent and a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: medium roasted barley, caramel, raisins, earthy and herbal bitterness.
Overall: a pleasant and drinkable beer, represents the style well.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler at Schaumburg. Chalky grey-brown body. Classic 90s brewpub style amber. Big chewy malt notes. Meh.
b3shine (5854) - Indiana, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at Ram in Indy. Looks decent; a completely transparent copper with very thin eggshell lacing. Smells and tastes mildly sweet and malty with notes of caramel. Average on the palate. An underwhelming example of ghe style.
maxwelldeux (3808) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught in a flight at the pub. Pours a clear dark amber color. The nose on this was extremely light - I had to let it warm and swirl it around to get anything off it, and even then I only got some slight caramel notes. Taste was slightly toast. Overall, this was wholly inoffensive and unremarkable.
Patrickctenchi (4110) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft: at RAM, downtown Indy
Clear, deep wet copper with a small, off white head.
Caramel, nut aroma.
Caramel malt, fruit, earthy, likeable mild bittering.
Pretty good and straightforward.
Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12/15/2013. On tap. Amber color with a white head. No surprise here. Caramel aromas with light malt. light fruit, caramel and malty flavors with a semi-sweet finish. Nothing remarkable.