bhensonb (13206) - 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.
Ratman197 (12126) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee and light fruitiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, carmel and toffee with a smooth lingering finish.
BeerandBlues2 (11460) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy and bubbly off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, and floral hops, pear and apple esters, biscuit and caramel malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, caramel and lightly toasted malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
daknole (10738) - 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.
arminjewell (9142) - 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.
Ernest (7025) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2010 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, malt syrup), lightly hoppy (apricot, grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation. Raw and crude.
PorterPounder (6705) - 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.
onceblind (6377) - 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.
notalush (5560) - 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 I’ve 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 I’ve had that I would happily buy again.
beerguy101 (5340) - 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.