Aurelius (4963) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mellow, toffee ale aroma. Medium tannish beer, clipart label. Sweet, moderately hoppy, toffee, some tartness, a little woody. Pretty well balanced, if not overly complex. Longish woody and tart ale finish with a body that was a little heavier than average.
PorterPounder (7054) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soapy white head with sticky lacing. Pleasant copper (go figure) colored appearance. Nutty, chewy aroma. Flavor has some sweet citrus notes to it - more akin to a pale ale. Detect a bit of caramel as well. Decent mouthfeel - could be just a bit thicker, though. Overall a good amber ale.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An average amber ale - malts are on the sweet side, but the finish is metallic, sharp and chalky.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours amber with a full white head. Aroma is honey, malts, lemon and floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel hops with a nice balance of hoppiness and a tangy finish. Medium body and light carbonation. Not outstanding, but nice session ale.
JPDIPSO (5450) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark golden to near amber color with a beige head. Typical caramel aroma for an amber with undertones of citric zest. Dry toffee flavors with a sudden sharpness in bite. A bit resinous and somewhat thin in feel. Another ambe that does little for me.
jgb9348 (5524) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear amber in colour with almost no head. Sweet maltiness with some subtle yeastiness. Short flavour full of malt with a very subtle hoppiness. Once again, not my favourite style, but even this could be improved tremendously. I bought this 12 ounce bottle from Total Beverage in Thornton (Denver), Colorado.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice copper color,very small white head vey little staying power.Malty aroma,mild amount of caramel hints with an even milder hint of hops.Very slight fruit presence as well in the aroma.Nice malty caramel tastemildly hopped with a brief presence of what i would have to say seems like raisin.The after taste is caramelymildly hoppy and just damn good IMO.it takes some getting used to but this is definately a brew i could sit a drink alot of in one sitting.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright copper color, white head, and medium carbonation. Fragrant hop spice aroma and malty background. Caramel malt flavor and some apparent bitterness, however this brew seemed somewhat flimsy after the expectations produced by the firm aromatic hops. Watery mouthfeel and a short finish. Seemed exactly like an American Pale Ale rather than an Amber to me.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had a hard time with this beer. It was unique but not good. The malts and hops were out of balanve and it left a bad taste in my mouth.
jazz88 (2650) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 17, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A rich copper color with a foamy tan head. Light fruit and floral aroma with a malt base. Dry with a medium body. Primarily just a malty beer typical of amber ales.