OzarkElmo (295) - 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 (1451) - 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.
gendv138 (1340) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014 at Schlafly Bottleworks brunch. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of nutty notes, toast, light citrus. Tastes of citrus, toast, nutty notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.
theisti (3241) - 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 (11090) - 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 that’s from the hop mix, it’s a very good job.
DrSilverworm (6415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, from Lukas Liquor in Missouri, purchased during my stay for RBSG. Mostly clear dark amber red color. Thin khaki head. Leaves loose bits of lace. Light to medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, creamy, lighter carbonation. Light slick texture. Good tropical fruity hop, and toasty malt. Good chocolate notes. Light caramel. Moderate bitter, light to moderate sweet. Good fruity bitter hop balance on this amber ale. I dig it. Great to enjoy with my sandwich.
sethdude (699) - 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.
hayduke (3375) - 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.
wxman (1429) - O’Fallon, 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.