joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft from Monster B’s, Stamford CT. This is the sweetest amber ale I’ve ever tried, caramel, toffee, buttery tastes with notes of cherries. Not great.
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep amber pour with a 1 finger head when poured into a pint glass--decent lacing. Lots of caramel in the nose and even more in the taste. Very sweet caramel, toffee, and malt with a light bitterness. Simple, but tasty.
kidmartinek (4621) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Multi-hued copper/light brown color. Small white head. Malty, nutty, sugary aroma. Flavor is the same. Usually I don’t like this stuff but this one excels.
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad amber given to me by a coworker who visited CT. Aroma was very nice. Strong caramel and toffee...very full and round. Pour was a nice clear dark amber with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was very full as well. This beer is full of caramel flavor with not much else going on. Very sweet but not cloying. No hops getting in the way of this malt monster. Decent carbonation rounds the beer out. Better as it gets warmer.
BiddleBrau (1145) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with nice, just off-white head. Caramel malt nose. Toasted malt flavor. Overall, a fairly mild brew but well flavored.
wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Darker amber pour. Aroma and taste of butter, caramel, malt, and earth. Creamy mouthfeel was good. Just okay.
rocbyter (2072) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty apple aroma. Clear amber color with a small white head. Light bitter beginning that fades in the finish. Light sweet throughout.
BVery (9483) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Tap. Darker amber pour. Creamy mouthfeel. Aroma and taste of butter, caramel, malt, and earth. Just okay.
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAY 7, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
ive lived in hartford my whole life and since i started getting into micro beers a few years ago i purposefully didnt go into city steam. i didnt want to think that it was what i thought it was, a bullshit brewpub that makes third rate micro that they wished tasted as good as most macros. this one is one of the more popular brews and it tasted like miller trying to make an irish red. no way its an english pale, or "amber", this is trying to taste like killians
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber pour with a sticky white head. The nose is a little bit earthy with a kiss of diacetyl on the nose as well. Some fairly earthy/musty hoppiness. The hops have a touch of spice as well. Decent balance with a light malty sweetness and a touch of toastiness on the back. It’s a pretty decent, if decidely simple, English pale ale.