vodka4blood (50) - 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.
DCLawyer (687) - 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 (4077) - 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 (208) - 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 (2298) - 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 (2114) - 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.
cmonster (897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours amber with a large off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Fruit and malt aroma. Light sweet caramel malty flavor with a hint of grassy hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, medium-thick texture, and a light bitter-sweet finish.
bytemesis (1426) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with a large tan orange head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is caramel malt with an earthy, somewhat chemical tinge. Flavor is medium sweet caramel, with a bit of metal and grass.
Deu (396) - IRELAND - JUL 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 Bottle 12oz in Dublin at the mullingan grocer. A little plain but like it. I will try it again