TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours ruby red with a nice head that laces the glass nicely. the aroma is is slightly sweet with a bit of oak. The flavor is slighlty sweet with an oaky flavor with a hint of bitterness. The finish is more of the same and it sits on the roof of the mouth. this one is strange amber ale. didnt love this.
Nephilium (1572) - Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly sweet faint cherry aroma, with just the barest hint of hops. Pours red, with a fluffy off-white head that quickly fades down to a crown. The taste is not what I was expecting. It’s got hints of chocolate, smoke, and oak in it, with a moderate smoke/bitter finish. Overall... not bad, but not what I was expecting in an amber ale...
NachlamSie (3062) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. This is an amber colored ale. I see a nice tan head. Aroma hints at grapefruit with plenty of juicier fruit notes. There’s a bit of toast, cherry, and even a touch of chocolate. This is a pretty chocolately take on the style. I mean, it’s not like a stout or anything, but it’s there. It’s a standard amber ale . Very sessionable with smooth, slightly sweet malt character and enough hop presence to keep things interesting. The finish lets out a little DMS and strange acrid acidity though. All in all, an average easy drinking ale that isn’t painfully dull. They should’ve used smoked malt in this one too ;]
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red! Cherry-colored, stunningly clear, and sporting an attractive beige froth. Upfront huge whiff of diacetyl thet lasts for the entire glass; also toasted malts and raspberry. Very fruity- a peach/strawberry/apple combo- buttery-oaky malt, some tartness, and a spicy Saaz-like finish. Slightly metallic. Smooth, rich palate. Offputting chalky and acrid aftertaste. "Hoppiest ale"... what hops? Decent, but pretty rough around the edges.
larsga (6929) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium beige head. Deep dark barely translucent body. Deep, firm straw and malt aroma with notes of licorice. Sweet straw licorice and malt taste with a dry edge to it. Soft, smooth mouthfeel, and yet the dryness is kind of sharp. No real aftertaste. Good (0.355l bottle at Oliver Twist.)
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured a reddish brown color with a moderate fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a clear ruby red color with a small off-white head. Malty and bready aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty caramel and bready flavor. Long malty finish with some hoppy hints.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Aroma: Deep caramel and sweet maltiness, dark fruits and chocolate. Appearance: Deep red in color and clear. Khaki head was medium and frothy with fair retention. Not much lacing. Flavor: Lots of caramel and sweet maltiness. Raisins and plums, chocolate and cola. Light bitterness. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Kind of like a scottish ale meets an Amber. I liked the caramel flavors here, but the beer overall could have used some more ’oomph’.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled. Pours ruby with a decent size off-white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, and slight fruitiness. The flavor is citrus, fruit, caramel, and finishes bitter and dry. Thin body, decent brew.
TheCEO (100) - USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Different and good...good enough to be seen in my hand in private...that should tell you all you need to know...