JoeinDahlem (1375) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty darkish amber color with lots of body evident. Very much on the caramel-malty end of the spectrum. Lightly sweet with the impression of more. Not exactly refreshing but chewy and tasty enough. Not so useful if you’re thirsty but probably nice with all sorts of food.
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Enigma in St. Louis. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small off-white head. Notes of caramel malts, earthy hops, nuts, overripe fruit, grass, and mild spices. Light-medium bodied, with mild carbonation and a light malt mouthfeel. Decent, sessionable amber ale.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Name: Toronado Alley Amber
Date: February 20, 2010
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light chocolate, touch of breadyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, caramel sweetness, touch of tartness, vegitable
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 4/20
Score: * /4
wwwdottom (39) - Breese, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber - pours a dark though fairly copper - nice hop aroma for an amber ale - goes down smooth and dry with light carbonation - good amber ale
ChainGangGuy (4505) - 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: That’s it? Well, it’s definitely not the best amber ale to be had out there by any means.
OzarkElmo (303) - 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 (3514) - 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 (12147) - 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 (704) - 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 (I’ll 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.