fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Aroma of lots of toasted malt, a touch caramelly. Flavor more toasted, somewhat fruity malt with some boring bittering hops. Ok.
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler RI - Lacey head. Malty flavor but light on the palate. Reminded me of a smoother Sma Lager - not sure if thats fair or not...
kevd193213 (928) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Dark amber pour with a nice thick tan head. Aroma of malt, nuts and bitter caramel. Taste of malt with a nice slightly watery finish.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange, creamy white head. EPA nose of black iced tea that warms to citric notes and hints of toffee brittle. Flavor cuts to the chase with a heavier dried fruit tone thats balanced on touches of caramel. Nicely bittered from start to finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, soft bittersweet finish. Sessionable and well done. This and thier IPA rule the roost here...
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a white head with amber/red color. Aroma is faint, sweet malt. Taste is caramel malt, slight bitter, medium hops. OK carbonation.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a white head. Smells tealike with some nice hoppy notes. Tastes lightly hoppy with more tea qualities and a peppery finish.
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the brewpub. The waitress said that this was their best brew. That’s not a good sign. It’s also not a good sign (and this may only be my opinion) when a brewpub sells BMC. Bitter! And not in a good way. There was something funky (in both the aroma and mouthfeel) about this that just wasn’t very good. Very dry and bitter to finish. Not very enjoyable.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at brewery with Clarkvv 8/11/05: Mostly clear medium dark amber with a small eggshell colored head that doesn’t last too long. The aroma is grains, earthy/floral hops, toffee, and buttery yeast. Taste is caramel, toffee, earthy/grassy hops, a hint of citrus hops, grains, and a tiny hint of diacetyl. Light-medium bodied, moderate carbonation. I’m pretty certain this was listed as an "Amber ale" at the bar.
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I believe they now consider this an "Amber" as the sign on the wall said "Naughty Nurse Amber Ale" as opposed to "Naughty Nurse Pale Ale" like it used to be...3 oz sampler. Slightly sweet, sour funky nose...weird aroma. Transparent copper color with off-white head. Caramelly start, turning roasty and dominated by malts. Hops are vitrually undetectable. Like I said, this is reminiscent of an Amber.
Cottrell (72) - Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber, with a finger of foam. Aroma is sweet grain, and mild and lightly citric hops. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, and uninteresting. Flavor starts with grainy sweetness and light caramel, then turns mildly bitter, with a pleasing and subtle hop finish. Definitely drinkable, but really nothing to get too excited about. A pretty standard flagship offering.