ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours out a well-hazed, dark amber body with a thin, whitish head.
Smell: Modestly malty notes of toasty bread crusts, caramel, and cocoa. Some scant herbal, earthy accents as well as a noteworthy background tart scent.
Taste: Initial malty taste of toasted bread with lightly sweet hints of caramel and cocoa. Curious tartness creeps into the taste. Lightly herbal, citrusy hop character and bitterness. Drying finish with that slight tartness enduring into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Thatís it? Well, itís definitely not the best amber ale to be had out there by any means.
OzarkElmo (284) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in tasting room at winery/brewery. Medium clear amber with moderate head, mostly diminishing. Mild aroma of medium-roasted malt, caramel - light on the hop side, which was expected. Overall a well-balanced amber ale with good, somewhat crisp and dry finish. A good beer IMO - cheers!
Headbanger (2938) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle 12/2/08 (Wine and Cheese Place-St.Louis)-Pours a medium amber with a small ring for a head. Aroma of malt. Taste of roasted malt and chocolate. This medium bodied brew was not bad but had a bit of a funny taste.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, toasted bread, and grain. Flavor of caramel, light cocoa, roasted malt, and nuts.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured an amber with a thin off white head. aroma was caramel and some fruity notes. flavor was caramel, citrus, and musty. light body and high carbonation. ehhh........
sethdude (687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber (Iíll be damned!) with a medium head that completely disappears in under 10 minutes. Aroma is sweet caramel, light vanilla notes, and a very mild hop presence. Flavor starts smooth and malty, slightly nutty and earthy notes, giving way to a slight tart as it warms on the tongue, exposing the hop profile featuring mild fruity notes and a slight pepper note, followed by a lemony, grassy dry finish. Better than many of its better known contemporaries, but fairly typical.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a clear amber with a minimal head. Aroma of some floral hopís and some fruit. Flavor of some citrus, faint caramel sweetness. Mouth feel is light-medium body, kinda watery, with high carbonation. Overall, itís not bad...
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of dirt, malt, light hops and nuts. Taste is of caramel, dirt and toasted nuts.
ilovedarkbeer (2198) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours the color of thick caramel. Nose is milk chocolate, and caramel. Taste is toast, roast, earth, and finishes slightly tart.
BMan1113VR (7786) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small, off-white head and an amber hued body underneath. Aroma is sugary with hints of fruit, toffee, and corn. Very estery. Taste has a lot of fruity esters and is a bit nutty with some caramel and cherry (reminds me of NB Old Cherry). Light bubbles and a dry mouthfeel.