daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour. Yeast roll aromas followed by light hops and stone fruit. Flavor is sweet, malty, golden raisins, and apricot.
Atom (1192) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle pours clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, yeast, toffee, and nuts. Taste is lots of caramel malts followed by some nutty bitterness until the end, roasted and chocolate malts present. Not great by any means and barely drinkable.
Zymurgeist2 (826) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a crystal clear deep amber. Tan head fades very quickly. Beautiful beer with head retention way too short. Aroma of caramel male follows through with a rich, deep malt flavor. The big malt carries through the entire mouthfeel. Falls off somewhat quickly, but a good beer all around.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2010
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle. Pours ruby red with almost no head. Almost looks identical to their booger brown, which was my first drainpour. This one actually smells ok, caramel, toffee, nuts. Thin, watery body, almost no carbonation, which does not work well for this beer. Flavor presents a sickly sweet molasses aspect, and thatís pretty much it. Unlike the brown, this is at least drinkable, although barely, and not enjoyable.
bhensonb (10194) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Supermarket Liquors in Fort Collins, CO. Pours very reddish amber with a very slight beige head. Mild aromas of roast malt and chocolate. Tastes that way. Not bitter. Sort of a lightly malty amber with chocolate notes.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on 9/9/2010. This amber ale pours a medium amber brown color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, malty and sweet. A medium bodied amber ale. The malts are caramel, cereal and semi-sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Minimal carbonation. More caramel malt and less sweet than your typical amber. Seems more in the style of an English mild or bitter. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
jsf23mr (213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on vacation in Denver, CO. Pours an amber color with a thin white head. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, and maybe a hint of cola.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, sampled 2/28/10). Clear amber color. Small off white head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet and toasted malt flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin/slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
Beaver (1199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a smallish creamy off white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.
The aroma is pretty subdued- some nutty malts and a little cola and some floral hops.
The flavor is nutty caramel malts with some slightly fruity bitterness at the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and pretty watery.
Overall, an OK malt forward beer. Itís similar to Fort Collinsí Retro Red. I liked this better on tap.
notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, cloudy amber pour - probably one of the more complex ambers Iíve had - very malty, with a lot of prune, raisin, and molasses in the aroma and the flavor - some notes of spice kick in just in time for the hops to compliment it - a touch of toasted malt flavor on the back end - a bit of spicy warmth last through the finish - one of the few ambers Iíve had that I would happily buy again.