P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
balanced throughout. Roasted oat aroma balanced by excellent hop charecter. the balance continues as you take a sip, unfortunately the beer is rather thin do to the fact that it is 3.2
Zymurgeist2 (829) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 15, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Score increased on a re-rate - maybe the first bottle was bad. Out of a 12 ounce bottle in a pint glass. Pours a chestnut brown with a tan head that lingers on the side of the glass.
The aroma is very surprising with massive caramel grains that seem a little stale. I did not expect this.
Taste is unlike an amber, but lots of sweet malt and an interesting tingly finish. Seems to have aspects of a sour after the mid-palate. I donít know what to make of this.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a light citric and metallic aroma; mild caramel malt background with a slight bitter finish; reasonable balance; moderate to light bodied; not too bad, really.
raymow (775) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice color, decent flavor and aroma. It could have been better - not all that impressive.
scooterbub (773) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown-amber with a nice, foamy, tan head that slowly fades. Has a nice hop, grapefruit and pine taste, with a slightly bitter finish. Fruit, caramel and roasted malt also show up in the taste. Has a nice hoppy/pine aroma. Satisfying and pretty easy to drink. Would be nice to have on a cold day. I wouldn’t mind buying this again.
OD40oz (761) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This looked and smelled like an amber ale but tasted just like a porter. Fortunately I like porters so this one gets a good rating from me.
rader58 (758) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber color. Aroma of dried cherries, molasses, caramel and peat. Flavor is caramel, toffee and nuts with dried fruit undertones. Pretty good.
vikingguy (749) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy amber color. Aroma is fruity and sweet malt. Taste is grassy maltiness...notes of caramel, molasses and some hop bitterness. A bit on the watery side. This is just ok for me.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Dark, semi-hazy reddish amber with decent head.
Aroma of sweet floral malts with citrus hop tinge.
Semi-sweet malts upfront, turning more toward citrus hops in the middle, and finishing with a touch of bitterness. The bitterness seems almost more English than American.
Somewhat high carbonation, medium body, surprisingly dry finish considering the upfront sweetness.
Much more interesting than the average amber (probably due to the dryness), and ultimately very drinkable. Pleasantly surprised by this.
After my second bottle, I feel this is almost a cross between an American Amber and an English Bitter.
agl108 (719) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from beer of the month club. Pours a beautiful, hazy copper with thin off-white head with some slight lacing. Nose is slightly malty. Finishes smooth with floral hops. Iím sure this beer is much better after a nice hike in the Tetons than on my couch in Philadelphia.