djd07 (4517) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours a clear amber with a medium frothy off white head leving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt, raisin, and licorice. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet vanilla malt and light resin hops with lingering bitter finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well, a very impressive American strong ale from Clown Shoes.
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Amber is on the label yes, but 10% = definitely a strong ale. The cool thing about this brew is that even though it was Imperial in every way, it didn’t lose the carmel toffee malt and citrus hop balance, just amplified it. Would love to have this brewery fresh. This sample was two months old and was surprisingly good. I didn’t know it was 10% til after...figured 7.5-8% from the beer itself."
Ferris (6232) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Caramel and booze, almost barley wine like. Cloudy amber with a small beige head. Lots off booze, caramel and a bit of toast. Dry finish and and sweet like a barley wine.
pinkzambia (1560) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Murky brown with light brown head and sticky lacing. Sugary, hop aroma, malty, nutty notes as well. Sweet and powerful!
IndianaRed (2672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a murky dark amber big caramel sweet hoppy aroma. Bitter and woody with lots of toasted caramel sweetness. A bit more like a bash wine
ChainGangGuy (4448) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours an opaque, rust-toned body with a ill-formed, short-lived, just off-white head. No real lace accumulation.
Smell: Sweet-scented, well-toasted, bready, and simply crackling with cooked brown sugar. Wafting, stinging alcohol all the while. Hoppy, poppy notes of pine, pithy citrus peels, and shredded mint leaf.
Taste: Toasted bread, toasted nuts, and big, sweet gulp of brown sugar linking to a seer of alcohol. Bold crystal malt quality. It’s plenty sweet and sugary, but, there’s alot of resiny bitterness, hot alcohol, citric orange pinches to balance it out. Even a sliver of mint. Moderate bitterness. Sugary, spicy, bitter, and a bit boozy on the bitter, heated finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’ll do.
bobschaefer (12) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The malt flavor is definitely the star of this beer with hops as a Subtle add on. The flavor starts with a malt/bread aroma and ends with a lingering hop flavor
bth122 (1313) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Torpedo. Poured a brownish color. Full head with lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt syrup, caramel. Bitterness in taste. Packed with hops. Malty, caramel notes. Nice texture. Wow this is a mouthful. Some warming alcohol.
jsmerig (1304) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with a foamy white head. Aroma of syrupy malt. Taste is sweet followed by a coconut like flavor balanced with slight hops and alcohol burn. Very well refined. Strong but drinkable. Nice
Errl (1824) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle..Amber with an off white head..Nose is spice, pine, caramel, alcohol..Taste is sweet, caramels, citrus, hop, malty, chewy
Marheb (2641) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une marmelade maltée dans un corps velouté et riche comme je l’espérais. Je suis déjà un mordu fini d’American amber mais avec l’apport de l’avoine c’est encore plus malsain.