wlajwl (3479) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is sweetish malts and a hint of graham cracker. The flavor is malts, medium caramel and a sweet and smooth finish.
Dogbrick (7107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Local Option. Reddish-amber pour with a medium off-white head that diminishes slowly to a film. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and hops. Light body with flavors of mild floral hops, butterscotch and malt. The finish is short and sweet with a caramel malt aftertaste. Pretty average overall.
mrjaxson (265) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramel dominates the aroma and a mild sweetness from the malts carries through the taste, although it does tussle a bit with bitter hops. A nice-looking beverage that loses its head soon after the pour. It’s in the middle of the Central Waters pack.
tmoreau (2060) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Argus in Madison, WI., and dispensed to a shaker showing a hazed, brownish amber, off white, creamy head foam, and a nicely clingy, sprayed appearance to the lacing. The aroma was mainly mid-fruit as apricot or peach, some light sweetness, and smooth malt. The flavor added medium, earthy, but not overbearing hop bitterness and a light wisp of soapiness. Decently carbonated and basically sessionable.
Frank (2302) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This pours a mostly headless orange amber. It is a nice dry but still malty ale which is quite mild but w/o being entirely bland. It finishes w/ a woody bitterness. Maybe not a stand out but better than average.
Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear, dark red with a short lasting white head. Aroma is bready and malty, but most apparent is a nutty scent. Taste is slightly hoppy. Nuts overpower other flavors, although bread, caramel, and malts are present. Buttery aftertaste. Altogether, the taste is somewhat weaker, as well as off. More of a watery palate.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Rating #131. Clear dark amber color with a little brown mixed in and an off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma with a bit of caramel sweetness, real nice. Nice flavor as well, mild bitterness with a little more caramel. Nice stuff. (2272)
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours red-amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, nuts, and light florals. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of dried berry, apple, and grassy hops. Overall body is moderate and finishes with light to moderate bitterness.
backdaft (180) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a foamy tan head. Aromas of floral hops and malt. Slightly sweet nutty malt flavor balanced well with hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied. Nothing too special; but alot better than some other ambers out there.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pint glass from bottle pour.. comes out a copper color, thin head, decent lacing on glass. aroma of caramel, fruit and faint hops. taste is malt dominated with some bitter hops in there as well. had high hopes for this one but it was nothing too special.