PorterPounder (6283) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tampa, Fl. - Total Wine & More - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling medium copper with a long lasting, but thinnish off-white head. Aroma has some sweet candy-like notes, a touch of cherries, Flavor is mellow, with some fruity cherry like accents, a touch of nice subtle bitterness, some toffee-like sweetness. Nicely textured mouthfeel. Pretty decent.
JDBaker11058 (1561) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: deep clear reddish brown, short light tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma: good nose of toasted caramel malts balanced by citrus hops. Taste: caramel and crystal malts, toasted brown bread, light honey and brown sugar, then citrus and piney hops. Finish: lingering hoppy dryness cleans the palate. Notes: Good amber ale. Has a good malty sweetness to balance the hops. I’m still searching for that perfect amber/red ale that’s just a bit more malty than it is hoppy, but still clean and easy-drinking. Draught at Fins in Cape May, New Jersey.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5583) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chris and Alisa brought this one back from a trip to New Jersey +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a red-brown color with a medium sized foamy tan head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was malty, bitter, fruity hops and crystal malt. The flavor was bitter with a strong crystal malt presence followed by notes of caramel and vague floral and fruity hops. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh.
zoucrew102 (899) - - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at caps beer garden, Newark airport. Caramel malt aroma with pine and grapefruit citrus hop notes. Pours red-amber colored with a decent white head with good retention and some lacing. Starts with sweet caramel malt flavor with light hop notes. Finishes dry, but quite smooth with pine and grapefruit citrus hop notes that balance well with the malt. Nice red!
Dacrza (648) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE: June 6, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: Catching up with Game of Thrones... APPEARANCE: Translucent copper/amber body and a white, cloudlike trail of lacing; almost no effervescence...AROMA: pleasant maltiness and a spike of flowery hops--some citrus and orange as well; mellow and appealing... PALATE: medium-bodied and smooth, with little life but reasonably creamy finish... TASTE: caramel malts take center stage, owning a throaty, metallic dominance; buttery, nutty qualities surface late; some hop crunch balances the experience; a good balance is struck... OVERALL: with grapefruit, a slightly nuanced approach to an amber, with a demonstrative 7% ABV to boot....worthy of a pairing with a night with the epic power of Westeros...
Larry_Duffman (101) - - JUN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours an amber color with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is a bit weak with bread and caramel. The taste is bready, caramel, and some hop bitterness on the back end. The mouth feel was a nice balance of smoothness and carbonation. This is a pretty good amber.
bnokk (286) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
APPEARANCE - looks like a red ale, but more golden in color.
NOSE - definitely hop in the nose.
FLAVOR - nice light hoppiness. Slightly light red (malty) flavors.
jw0406 (915) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours a reddish color with a white head. Aromas of grapefruit, sweet malt citrus. Medium bodied very nice.
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shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Dark garnet pour with nice thin head of tight bubbles. Aroma is rich caramel with a touch of hop bitterness. Flavors are well blended and rich. Nice bitter finish.
NikkTwist (2043) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Milkboy. Slightly hazy orange copper pour with an impressive frothy white head. Lots of lace. Good carbonation. Spicy caramel flavors. Honey pecans. Dark amber fruit - apricot pits, dried peaches, dates, golden raisins. Good bit of hoppy spice in the mix that dries out the finish quite a bit. Warms to a thicker body than expected. Not bad.
jgb9348 (5114) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice caramel aroma with bunches of nuts and earth and a touch of fruits. Rich brown coloured body with hints of amber and a bit of a thin tan head. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong caramel flavour with a rich, sweet and sticky malt with a bright almost fruity finish. Aftertaste shows a well-balanced flavour with the malt coming through strongest and a thick sweetness from caramel and fruits balances out the malt nicely. Overall, a very nice amber with a good profile and decent complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased by Ken from my hockey team and sampled after a game on 15-October-2014 - Thanks Ken!