hopscotch (10015) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Clear burnt-amber ale with a ridiculously huge, frothy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. Either this is over-carbonated or it’s in the early stages of infection. The nose boasts caramel, nuts and toast. Full-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor is bittersweet -more bitter than sweet - with caramel and citrus rinds really standing out. Lengthy, metallically bitter finish. Overall, this beer is disjointed. The rindy, metallic bitterness doesn’t meld at all with the caramel sweetness. They are entirely separate, ill-timed components. However, despite its flaws, I actually enjoyed this one overall. The entirety is definitely greater than its fragmented parts. I can’t for the life of me remember who provided this one, but thanks.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent amber. Very roasty and malt forward. Toast, bread crust, nuts and dark grains. Subtle sweetness. Mild grassy bitterness. Somewhat drying.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours medium brown with a small head. The aroma is light roasted malt. Taste is hopper than I would have expected in an amber.
tastybeer (1845) - Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head, no lace/some retention. Aroma of raisin, nuts, cherry, mild pine. Taste is sweet, raisin, cherry, nut, husk. Palate is soft, slick, lightly bitter finish.
GT2 (9265) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
355mL thanks to tastybeer. Pours a full haze deeper brune with reddish tea highlights. Medium, creamy, buttermilk head. Good retention. Webby, big lacing. Nose is vegetal, metallic, spoiled cherry juice box. Taste is bland, husky, hydrogen peroxide, metals, bitter chemicals. No good.
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wickster (85) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark amber in color into a pint glass from 12oz bottle. Almost no aroma, but an OK flavor. Good malt hits the tongue followed with a nice amounts of bitters at the end. Overall a pretty good brew.
Boothead (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber ale. Uninteresting aroma but tingle pallet and smooth flavor. Consider drinking with sweets!
screigh (502) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruby brown color. Very thin head that left no lacing. Malty aroma. Taste is malty, nutty and finishes with the perfect amount of bitterness.
DalzAle (2003) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to StFun! Dark amber pour, small ring of carbonation and an aroma of malt and a little nuts. Flavor is strong raisin, some brown sugar, black cherry peels and some chocolate on the finish. Interesting flavor for an amber for sure, and definitely worth looking for.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber red. Head is moderate then fades to an off white soapy film. The aroma didn’t come off at strong overall like I expected/hoped but did lend mild flowery and pleasant citrus note with some additional light dark caramel and medium toffee like malt sweetness that adds to the mild hop character and helps it come off as fruity. Flavor lends sweet nutty, toffee, and fresh bready malt flavors backed with, again, light flowery and citrus hops. Sweet malt flavors then finishes dry. Hop bitterness is medium light. Solid drinkable beer.