STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle - color of amber , with a thick tan head –pleasant nose of cookie , malts , slight spruce and floral – taste of baking chocolate , resin , rough hop (weird for 31 IBUs), cinnamon , slight citrus , and orange - body is slightly rough , and with medium high carbonation – aftertaste of orange , slight lemon/lime , malt , and smooth
dwyerpg (5225) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A malty aroma. Looks nice. Flavor is pretty good, not too heavy or light and a pretty good balance of hops and malts. Tasty.
doublebock (546) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange amber with thick white head. Sweet hoppy aroma with hints of oak. Strong hopiness balanced with some citrusy Palate a bit water
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color. Aroma of caramel, dry, and nice hops. Weak body, with a good caramel flavor and quite strong bitterness, without exaggerating. The final is caramel and hops too, long and dry. Good.
joergen (25142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange coloured with an off white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, hops, pine needles and liquorice.
Flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22-ounce bottle from AliBaba’s. A very good beer indeed: Half inch creamy head in the bottle. Rich cream and nuts throughout. Slight bitterness initially, fading gradually. No sweetness to speak of. Viscous and satisfying. A pleasant surprise for me as I was expecting a little less. Thanks Frog.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bevmo. Malt profile offers a caramel & roast profile, hops flavors come through and help with the finish. Overall this is not striking a chord but it’s certainly drinkable.
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this 22oz bottle from Redmond’s in Ranelagh knowing that it was new to the shelves.
Pours a amber copper color with a 1.5 finger foamy white head. Sticky lacing stays throughout the drink as it goes down.
Smells of hops, biscuits, and a bit light fruit notes. Very inviting.
Tastes similar to the smell but with a bit more maltiness and bitterness in the hops. Some bready and yeasty flavors come through that are present as it finishes.
Well balanced, although not perfect, and a bit dry for me at the short end. NIce body though and filling.
Tastes more like a red ale than an amber ale too me based on previous ambers that I’ve tried. I will plan on trying other beers from this brewery before coming back to this one for now.
BrewDad (5324) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bomber – BevMo Huntington Beach, CA
Good deep malt flavor the hops behind where very tasty and aromatic. Liked the coloring and the finish. This was a very good beer. The beer was more like a Scottish then a red but it was tasty never less.
marcus (8607) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours reddish black with a thick beige head and a perfumy malt aroma. There is a robust smoked malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.