phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours amber with an eggshell head. Notes of floral hops, malt, caramel, grass, and mild spice on the nose. The flavor is bitter from the floral hops and offset well by the earthy notes, spice, maltiness, and caramel. Very good balance. Bitter, with a light-medium body. Very good for the style.
SrSilligoose (3091) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at flossmoor. pours a clear red with a tan head. awesome lace. nice floral hop aroma. With additional notes of flowers, orange peel, bread. good beer. aroma is pretty tight but the flavor is a little too biscuity.
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best yet at Flossmoor Station. Fruity, candy-like aroma. Flavor Is quite bitter with a slow-cooked (roasted?) quality. Appearance is nice deep amber with white head and attractive lacing. Mouthfeel is pleasant—thick and full with a long-lasting aftertaste.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap to a colorful amber with a tint of brown and a medium thick off-white head that lingered to mid-glass and left okay lacing. Aroma was muted, but what was there was malty roasted nuts combined with a slight hoppy fruit. Mouthfeel was fairly thick, and the taste accentuated the malt-hop mixture of the nose. Finish was smooth.
Not a bad amber.
ilovedarkbeer (2186) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste is sweaty and piney, with a little bit of cocoa powder. Medium mouthfeel and long finish. Solid amber ale. Fruity and caramel nose.
Beerman6686 (3781) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a nice red color with a small off white head. Aroma was some sweet malts and surprising hoppy notes as well. Flavor was alot more bitter than expected, this balanced the noirmal too much sweetness and blandness of normal reds and made this pretty enjoyable.
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Flossmoor. Pours amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma is of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste is very hoppy, with floral notes and a decent amount of citrus fruit. Has a nice biscuity malt taste behind the hops and citrus. Finish is of very dry malt. A very drinkable amber, with more hop character than anticipated.
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at flossmoor Station. Pours amber, Aroma: hops and malty. Taste: Hoppy, caramel malt and a bitter finish.
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at FS on KK day. Pours a dark red/amber color. Sweet aroma of citrus and hops. Taste is slightly sweet and some hoppiness. A decent body, and clean finish. A good quality Amber.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ FS: One of the more drinkable red ales, IMO. Way more hop character to this than I would have expected for the style. Good citrus character, and crisp.