vodka4blood (92) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell might be the best thing about this beer - reminds me of leaves decomposing in a mountain stream..... but its not nearly as "supple" (subtle?) as the lable would have you believe.
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
"another uninspired effort from BD, but it’s better than some of their other crap. below average in every aspect, but non-offensive...a moral victory?"
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear rich amber color with white head. More hops in flavor. Earthy hops mellow caramel malt. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, resinous hop finish. This is an excellent Amber Ale. Hops are delicious balanced with a nice rich caramel malt.
ebrodeur (8) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fair alcohol content makes it a good session beer and enjoyable amber. Better than many.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4oz sample draft at RFD DC. Pours reddish-brown. Malty, earthy, metallic. Unpleasant.
nick76 (4232) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is sweet and malty with caramel and toffee, there is also grassy hops. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma but a bit too astringent. The palate is average. Overall an average beer that is just to bitter for the style.
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle.
Pours a deep tawny brown (Lovibond 20) with big time lace (no head). Aroma mildly sweet - earth, moss, greens.
Initially sweet dark fruit tastes - changes to cardboard, metal, and earthy hops. Not unpleasant, just not balanced. Good palate, nice carbonation. Average beer. Slakes the thirst though!
jkwood04 (4030) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a lacy, cream colored head. Aroma of caramel and pale malts, some floral hops, and hints of fruits. Flavor more interesting than many amber ales. Average texture. A decent beer for the style.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep murky reddish amber with a small sudsy white head that fades quickly. Bready caramel and toffee notes lead to oxidized malts and harsh bitterness. Medium body with ample carbonation. Biscuity sticky resinous finish with papery hints. Not a fan of this one.
Kross41 (4) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Toffee and nutty with slightly sweet
Taste: Fruity and nutty amber ale, can definitely taste the plums and hazelnut as advertised
Overall: Very interesting taste, would’ve never guessed hazelnuts and plums would be good together in an amber ale.