Barreras (1166) - 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 (7450) - Burnsville, 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 (662) - 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 (15990) - 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 (932) - 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 (380) - 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 (2191) - 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 (701) - 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 (780) - 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.
ajnepple (2967) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from Coconuts for $4.99. Copper and clear appearance with a beige head. Aroma of rich malts, bitter hops, toffee, caramel, pine, grass, light citrus and light roast. Similar flavor, mild to medium bitterness and light to mild sweetness. Medium bodied, crisp and pretty smooth with a lingering, dry finish.