DiarmaidBHK (3724) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. pours amber with a thin khaki head. leaves a lot of lacing. nice hop notes on the nose. has a bit of grapefruit on the tongue that finishes pretty clean. it’s a nice example of the style supercharged in a way that you would expect from Deschutes.
Barreras (1259) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a copper color with a caramel malt aroma. Taste is clean, with a malt and sweet toffee flavor. The flavor is subtle with a slight roasted malt aftertaste. A bit sweet for a red amber ale but overall okay.
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro tap at Town Hall Lanes. Rich orange-amber pour with a nice frothy nitro head. Toffee, pine - this is just okay for me. I don’t think the nitro is doing this any favors - I’d guess the aroma / flavor would pop a little more if on CO2.
Nsanders (734) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro tap at Pizza Luce. Dark amber with a creamy tan head. Caramel, over ripe apples, tree sap and plastic aromas. Flavor is sweet at first, but has a strange plastic aftertaste. Medium body with the creamy nitro feel.
fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA, nitro tap
Dark amber to brown color with creamy head. It’s a good Amber Ale, with caramel flavor, light residual sweetness, some crystal malt, and a good amount of fruity and resiny hops; the nitro kills some of the aroma and flavor; it’s also a bit creamy.
vadie (1017) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rouge avec un tête beige moyen. L’arôme léger d’houblon floral avec un peu du malt. Le goût est un peu comme un rouge et un pâle ale. Facile à boire et très fort pour le style.
Hanuta06 (391) - Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: from nitro tap at The Burgundian Tavern.
Aroma: lightly sweet malt.
Appearance: average-sized, creamy, tan, initial head with mostly lasting longevity and very good lacing. Clear, dark-amber body.
Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and lightly acidic finish with average duration.
Palate: medium bodied with creamy texture and flat carbonation.
Overall: nothing special.
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with a fading head.
Nose shows sweet malt, pine, cardboard-like oxidised malt notes.
Flavours include citrus and sweet slightly richer malt. Again, seems a little oxidised.
Carbonation is too high.
stantheman (779) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from BC Liquor store on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. A dark reddish amber color, with tan head. Faintly sweet and citrus on the nose. An assertive grapefruit hop note hits first, then malts, then it’s a bitter hop finish, followed by faint lingering malt. A hoppy red ale, but with great balance. 3.8.
kdm1984 (813) - Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Close to copper in color. Tiny head, but nice even rings of lacing. Aroma: hops, red fruit, caramel, tart, bread, roast. This is probably going to be good. Flavor: heck yes. All the same stuff as the aroma with the hops especially standing out while the tartness doesn’t overpower. Great roast finish and lingering hop after-effects. Man, Deschutes can really nail stuff sometimes. Overtakes Marshall Revival as my new favorite amber.