StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful, translucent and honey brown in color with a thick, whipped tan fluffed head riding one inch tall. Aroma greets us with concord jam, rhubarb pie crust, raspberry pastries and danish assortments, sugar infused juniper and boysenberry cherry sweetness. Flavor holds on to that rhubarb and engrains an amaretto and hazelnut roasted quality. Red currant and boysenberry team for a cherry fruited character. A touch of squeezable plastic toys backdoors it. Raspberry kernels may be the spawn of said poppy seed. Chalky nuttiness infuses with the palate and melds a bigger, medium-boding body than bargained for. Well-attuned bitterness is quietly present, as is the amaretto butter cream. Elderberry and red raspberry cream affirm the amber sweet treat has ended. Thanks for the bottle, tpkenned!
ration (1927) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear copper with a medium head. Aroma hops, crystal malts. Smooth finish. Not Bad.
Reid (1873) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz single from "Lifesource" Salem Oregon. $1.45
By the label can see this one has been around for a while.
Semi hazy dark amber ale with a really nice looking light tan head..thats is thick and creamy.
Very toffee/ Scottish fudge like nose..this attracts me!Butterscotch,cream and toffee mm mm mmm.
f\Taste is similar but with a nice toasted edge to it..i like.
Nice smooth semi-thick body make this a really easy drinking beer.
I thought this a very nice uber malty amber.
JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried the "Poppy" on draft at the North Star in North Beach SFO. Crisp Amber with a bit of bitterness. Beer had a thin head but a great amber color and fine taste. Definitely a West Coast style Amber Ale.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper with a beige head. Aroma was non-descript. Couldn’t really identify anything as predominating. Very subtle. Moderate carbonation and a medium body. Flavor was a pleasant bitterness and was somewhat refreshing. Nothing remarkable or impressive. Just a decent beer.
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(FREE BOTTLE FROM IRISHBOY)poured an expected amber body with a nice head.flavor and aroma were a mix of seltzer water,and caramel malts.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draught. Pours really nice, has a crispness to its aroma. Drinks really nice, full of caramel. Don’t taste the malts too strong, but really refreshing.
skoisirius (1628) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in Cali sometime last year. Orangish pour. Lightly hopped and fruity aroma. Flavor is much of the same. Medium body. Fruits up front, light hops towards the back. Nice touches of sweet malts throughout. Decent beer.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=3 target=blank>IrishBoy, thanks Richard!) Pours slightly hazy reddish-amber. Five fingers of lightly amberish off-white head recede to a foamy rocky cap. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and pine. Mouthfeel is smooth and shows a nice bit of heft for the style. Very lightly prickly. Flavor is a good dose of both malt and hops - light-medium bitterness overlays some caramel and vanilla maltiness. Lightly piney with a good pinch of bitterness through the finish. Good.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Bier Stein. Pours light amber with a gigantic fluffy white head and a lot of blotchy lacing. Aroma of caramel, biscuit, very light floral hops. Tasted very thin with caramel, floral hops, biscuit and some astringency. Not a very good beer at all.