OzarkElmo (271) - 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!
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. Slightly hazy with an amber ruby hue. Minimal off-white head. Bready cocoa nose. Medium bodied and rather lively. Cocoa bready flavor as well. Sweet cocoa malts and tart red fruity flavors. Nice layering. Good complexity with a mild hop finish. Finish is relatively long with a sticky cloying sour note. Well crafted and easy. Thanks Tony!
Bif (1052) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a deep amber color with a good head and nice lacing. Aroma of malt sweetness, caramel, with a hint of nut and dark fruit. Taste of malt with some caramel sweetness, hint of dark fruit, nuts. Has a nice mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth with a good balance. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy. Worth visiting again sometime.
theisti (2843) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle purchased at The Wine and Cheese Place in St Louis, Missouri. Pour is a slightly hazed darker amber golden with a one inch off white head that is fully formed, and falls slow with pretty lacing. Aroma is fresh and clean malt - mild nuttiness, along with baking chocolate and a citrus in the back. Taste is the malt up front, full and nutty, sweet and finally a touch of citrus. Nice balance and blend of flavors, though nothing terribly complex (which made it smooth and drinkable). Palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation and a sweeter lingering finish. Unfiltered for certain. Nice amber.
bhensonb (9093) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark ruddy amber with a foamy tan head. Aroma is lightly spicey. Med body/sharp, frothy carb. Flavor is roast caramel, but this is not sweet, and the malt is strongly offset by spice. If thatís from the hop mix, itís a very good job.
sethdude (653) - 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.
wxman (1178) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a pretty substantial off white head. Nice roasted malt and fresh hop flower aroma. Interesting sweet caramel malt and blackstrap molasses taste, along with a little tartness and mild hop character. Very good. BTW, this ale is 5.6% ABV and 30 IBU.
hayduke (2963) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The 22 oz bottle came courtesy of Strykzone, IT pours a rich amber color with a decent sized tan head and moderate lacing. Nose is caramel malt sand some floral hops. Medium body and a lively carbonated mouthfeel. Flavor is roast caramel malts ands some spicy overtones. Light bitter finish. Pretty decent overall for the style.
STL_Drew (152) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Two finger head, creamy, mostly diminishing, clear, dark red, earthy aroma, nice hop flavor not very bitter.
thegreenrooster (2822) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a brown with a average tan head. Aroma is a nice mix of caramel malts and dark chocolate. Flavor is very much toasted malts and a caramel sweetness. Finish is a bit thick and heavy with a lasting roasted malt on the tounge. The aroma and flavor profiles push this one over the top especially for the style. A plus is that the 22 oz bottle only cost $2.99.