troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber color with a red hue. About an inch of foam on top. Caramel and light molasses in the aroma. Brown sugar and sweet nut in the taste. Just the right amount of hops for balance. Good mouthfeel and body. Not much stands out here, but the good mouthfeel makes a lot of the difference in a beer of this type.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a brown ruby body with a frothy head. fruity additive cherry flavor with malt undertones. Not a good blend and a bit metallic also. ouch, miss.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep reddish-brown with a light tan head with nice lacing as it collapses slowly. Candy apple aroma, caramel, very malty with hints of artificial/medicinal grape or cherry flavors. Nice smooth feel with malts that hint again at the medicinal cherry flavor. A finish of light hops and a slight steely metallic presence.
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep copper, almost brown, thick rocky head and foamy lacing. Bitter and hoppy, low fruit notes, alcoholic finish, not bad.
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 Pours a clear reddish amber with fair lacing and wispy tan head. Roasty and malty nose. A little mettalic penny in the flavor, but I attribute this to the bottle being a little old perhaps?
Rerated as a red banshee. Same pour as before, but with more lacing. No metallic notes. Still mainly malty, but does have that spicy floral hop note. nice.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper pour with a fluffy off white head. Caramel malts on the nose. Sweet malty flavor balanced with a pleasant hoppy finish
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper/amber color with a medium tan head. Sweet and slightly nutty aroma with a hint of caramel. Smooth malty flavor with a strong hop presence and a dry but sweet finish.
rds (230) - USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice reddish amber color with a small tan head, noticeable maltiness, caramel notes in a clean finishing well balanced ale.
kyzr (1357) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red amber color with tan head. Sweet hoppy nose. Flavor has a nice rich malty flavor with a nice bite of hops. Good sweetness with a dry finish.
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Liquor Depot. Probably the most interesting amber I have ever had as it smells and tastes like a barleywine. Same tart hops, same nasty fruit undertone. I pegged it at 6 or 6.5% so that is also surprising. Not for everyone, but a very interesting specemin.