arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours reddish with white head, aroma has notes of slight pine, caramel, some earth and spice notes as well. Pretty simple but clean tastes, notes of bitter pine and grass, some biscuit, toast, slight bit of caramel, finishing slightly bitter, dry. Easy drinking.
onceblind (7314) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rustic copperish hue, with a small white head. Aroma of big toffee and a certain creaminess. Taste was actually pretty wheaty, with sweet caramel and amber malt tones. Nothing much on hop flavor, just enough bitterness to get by. A big meh.
PorterPounder (7332) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grand Lake, Co. - on tap at Sagebrush BBQ. Medium copper pour, decent white head. Sweet aroma with hints of caramel. Flavor has some of the same caramel essence to it with a bit of a nutty back end. Decently thick mouthfeel. Somewhat solid. Went well with the sausage I had for dinner.
daknole (10872) - 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 (2156) - 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 (1853) - 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 (940) - 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 that’s pretty much it. Unlike the brown, this is at least drinkable, although barely, and not enjoyable.
bhensonb (14090) - 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 (5359) - 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 (218) - 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.