TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Binnys singles rack (Naperville, IL). Pours a nice deep copper, still fiery edges, a very large khaki head dies to a decent level, leaves a good lacing with a more cakey head. Aromas are citrusy hops, orange marmalade, caramel and toffee sweet sticky malts, a touch of toast. Initial is lighter bodied than expected, orange marmalade, bubblegum, florals, toasted malts with sweet caramel and toffee, a decent bitterness, faint spiciness, a touch of soapiness. The beer is toasty, considerably thinner than expected, goes down easily if not a bit too sweet for my liking. Simple, caramel and toast mix with a decent bitterness that the sweetness largely overtakes. Orange marmalade, jelly, preserves, fruity but malty. Not bad, just not a preferred drink on my part.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of douglas88. Pours brown/copper with a thin tan head. Smells of caramel, nutty, earthy, fruity. Tastes of caramel, raisins, spicy, some fruity hints on the finish.
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz botle pours a clear orange with some lacing, white head. Nose is nice, some cracker, some rye, some orange, bread crust, mild soap, some herbs. Flavor is good, sweet malt, honey, orange, pine sap, soap, mild herb, some spruce. Mostly clean, herbal finish. Not bad.
blutt59 (6288) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, amber brown pour with stiff short head, aroma of sour nuts and caramel, flavor is similar to Moose Drool with more sour notes and an English finish
Sledutah (6253) - Utah, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from the state wine store
Appearance: Pours crystal clear light golden with a nice sized white foamy head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Slightly sweet caramel malts, grassy and spices
Taste: Malty, grassy with a smooth pine bitterness in the finish
A nice beer.
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the toffee with some caramel and grassy hops mixed in. The flavor is toffee and bready malt. There is a little bit of hop bitterness and a tad bit of flavor from the grassy hops, but this beer is all about the malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
When I opened the beer I was expecting a winter warmer. It was a surprise to see a lighter colored amber ale, but the beer was still enjoyable.
Pailhead (6025) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Courtesy of DarkElf via trade. Malty aroma of caramel and toffee with a touch of hops and metal. Pours a very dark amber with a decent off-white head with some staying power. Flavor is a watery caramel up front and some light chocolate in the middle. Finishes with some weak nutty metallic hops. Rather mediocre if you ask me.
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a clear honey golden with a thin pasty head. Almost no carbonation to be seen. Amazingly small aroma but the flavor is much bigger and more aggressive. Big malts with significant hop notes. Citrus fruit is both sweet and tart. Soft caramel. There is a bit of cinnamon spice and some metal. To me this was craft beer meets high gravity.
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is toasty, roasty, a little sweet, with a touch of aspirin. Pours amber ish. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel, toffee. Some roast all with a almost unpleasant medicinal finish. Not my favorite.
TheBeerGod (5689) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of hopdog! Ruby body with a small tan head. Nose is malty and fruity with caramel notes, rich toffee, dark fruits, and brown sugar. It almost smells like a dessert. Canít place my finger on it, though. Taste is malty and slightly floral. Some caramel and toffee notes along with ripened fruits and soft nutty flavors. Body is creamy and smooth. Mild carbonation with an overall medium feel. Finishes with more caramel, bigger fruit notes, light hops, light toffee and toasty malts. Touch of brown sugar as well. Nice!