mjg74 (2950) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a dark amber color with quite a bit of sediment floating about. Aroma is malty with some caramel, some hops are present as well. Mildly hoppy right up front. Fairly hoppy for an amber with the right amount of maltiness for balance.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a decent beer, but nothing to get over excited over. there was some carmel and malt. hops in the flavor but not in the aroma. very carbonated and bitter.
argo0 (12856) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Noogfest2) Beige head atop a crystal clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, herbal, light butterscotch, vegetal. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, plum, some vegetal, burnt, light salt. Medium body.
brianprentiss (690) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very rich, caramelly, malty, toffee, amber. Little head but good lacing, very dark appearance. Leans almost toward Stout range. Interesting and good, would buy a single again, not sure about a six pack.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy dark amber body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of nuts, toasted malt, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of toasted malt, hops, and cocoa. A complex and well crafted amber.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark copper brown with a thin off-white head. Toasty earthy caramel aroma has some English hop notes. Body starts with some pleasant light crystal malty sweetness, well-balanced with a bittering piney hop finish. A nice, drinkable and flavorful amber with mild toasted chocolate subtleties.
SpringsLicker (3381) - Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to awaisanen for this!
Drake’s pours into the glass with a beautiful creamy off-white head over a reddish amber body.
Caramel malt in the aroma is joined by some light hops.
Well balanced and clean. Perhaps an unexciting style, but this brew is solidly done just the same.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber body with a white head.sweet malty aroma.flavor is coffee,chocolate,molasses,and roasted malts.i must say i was pretty impressed with this amber ale.
IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2006 Amber body with a light tan head. Caramal malt aroma with a coffee malted taste with a faint hint of molasses.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have to say that I really didn’t think this was an amber ale, but more along the lines of an ESB. Very nice body to it with a fruity hoppiness to it to let you know you are drinking a Drakes product. The beverage was full and round with a clean crisp finish. VERY drinkable and very enjoyable.