GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good amount of hops with fruity (orange) and spicy notes. Reminded me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
3fourths (8496) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark red appearance with a medium tan head. Hearty, malty aroma, very smooth on the nose. Very even but excited first taste. The carbonation is of the right level, and the flavors are much more hoppy than the aroma. I can't seem to find much of anything missing from this one.
strick8 (2) - USA - MAY 27, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. I must say this is the best Amber Ale I have ever had. Its has a very dark color with an chocolate malt taste. This was very drinkable making you want to have another one soon.
Ernest (6597) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2013 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot), with light notes of grape jelly, tomato juice, and black tea. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Some nice things in the nose are marred a bit by some weird/off notes, and it’s kinda syrupy sweet in the mouth. Overall just ok.
Reid (2051) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very nice and unusually dark coloured "amber" beer..this almost looks like a brown ale.
Lovelly rich chocolate malt taste with some wondeful hopping.
A most excellent session brew indeed.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really hate to pidgeonhole a beer, but this is about the most average amber ale as there could possibly be..a pure pure session ale. The aroma is fruity with cherries, and frivolous with caramel and chocolate malts. It pours a deep magenta color with absolutely no head...well ok..it was a thin film that lasted a few seconds. The taste is definitely malty and chocolately. Some sweet chocolate and caramel malts here with a tiny hint of fruity, dry ending. Overall it has a fairly active carbonation level for an amber ale but is still very pleasant. Nice fruits and chocolate melds, but just nothing stands out aside from the fact that i could drink a 6 pack of these for fun and enjoy it.
JK (4861) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark red with a brown head. A little sour in the aroma with some herbal scents. Flavor of fruit; reminded me of an IPA.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) I'm rating this 2.9 though I think I could call this a definition of a 3.0 beer. It's better than average, nice to drink, but... its just that. It's above average, fine to drink. Nothing special.
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAR 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 Smooth and sweet amber ale with medium-heavy body. Also drinkable in fair quantity.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber ale, very malty and sweet, cloying. Thick and rich, nice bitter hops but not too strong. A little on the heavy side for an amber ale, but a wonderful brew nonetheless.