Terminus (3042) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 24, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
WTF? this beer was awful! for a fairly highly rated amber, it was definately not the same beer. it was definately oxidized, but i could tell that this beer would suck when fresh. pours dark copper with a small fizzy tan head. nose is green apples all the way-infection! this is just awful. 2 sips and drain pour!
bg (1) - Menlo Park, California, USA - APR 10, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A true amber. Wonderful, nutty, rich, sweet, malty flavor, light hops.
Much better on tap!
vyvvy (3428) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to Beerdrenched for sharing this. Pours hazy amber with a light tan head. The aroma has grainy apples - red and green, then malt and no hops. Medium body with moderately sharp carbonation. The taste is very sharp and sour with funky apple junk. The finish was even more sour and just off. I hope this was just a old bottle because it was atrocious.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This score is way too high. Thanks to the wifey for this one. Pours dark brownish with medium sized off-white head. I got caramel malt, brown sugar, slight berry, and slight hops in the nose. The flavor was caramel malty, not sweet, with some brown sugar, and finishing hop notes. Not bad but overrated here.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Irishboy. Thanks Richard. The score seems a bit high for this. I am not a big fan of Amber Ale’s and this is right up there with the so-so brews in thie style. Some hops and some funk but..
TheEpeeist (3058) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Halfway-clear brown with active carb and a long lasting pillowy tan head. Tiny bits in the bottom. Sweet spruce and musty brown sugar. Sour lemon candies with an interesting buzzy carb that numbs. Grassy hop bitterness mellows into dough. Medium body.
semaj (1) - USA - JAN 22, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this beer at a bar in San Francisco, it was hoppy and flavorful and I ordered a third. I really enjoyed it.
jake65 (2452) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: True amber color with a substantial foamy head and tons of lacing. Aroma is very strong with malts and some earthiness. Taste is full of malts with roastiness, caramel, citrus hops, fruitiness, and hints of sour. Very full of character and a great amber ale.
StickMonkey (2) - MH, California, USA - NOV 19, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Moderate hop level. Very clean and smooth. Nothing bitter in the taste.
Very slight hint of malt/smoke taste. One of the best examples of the style
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Irishboy for this. It is the 4th El Toro I have rated (all from Irishboy) and all have been very good. This one pours a darkish amber with a fair sized lasting head. Also some thick lacing. Malt flavors with just a little sour touch. Overall a very good beer.