bpreo (2529) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Forgive me if I am wrong, but I believe this also goes by the name "Speakeasy Ale" at certain locations, like Janesville’s The Speakeasy Lounge. Was good.
Lemke10 (969) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown color with a one finger head of fluffy foam that quickly disappears. Scent is malty with a scent that reminds me of a weak grape juice for some reason. Taste is mildly malty but with decent flavor. Perhaps a little bit of burnt sugars or toasted malts as well. Decent volume and texture, could be a little thicker but it’s fine the way it is. A better than average brew from my hometown!
JPDIPSO (5604) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled under Rathskeller Amber Ale. Orange copper color with a diminished beige head. Light pale malt mingles with a touch of mild citrus fruit. I actually like the aroma which is somewhat unusual for an amber. Still the flavors bounce me back to reality. Not not bad, just a normal amber. Slightly dryer than many with a hint of caramel and rye bread. Mild sweet floral hops. Dry toasty grain finish. A very respectable amber.
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Froma bottle. Poured as a dark amber body with a persistent off white head. The aroma is bread with some light citrus. There is a flowery fresh scent here. The taste is a little sweet with some earthy hops. There is definitely caramel and brown sugar here. A little bit of toast is present. Pretty good for the style.
Onslow (1391) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Darker amber brew with thinning offwhite head. Aroma of caramel malts with a pleasant earthy overtone. Taste is mild to moderate caramelt malts at the start blending into a light but somewhat complex hoppiness - some earth overtone, spice, grass, and general bitter on the back of the tongue. Palate is a bit thin for an amber but is bolstered by relatively active carbonation. Overall a solid brew that has some distincitve features.
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a red amber color with a nice 1/2 inch head.
The smell is heaped with butter, dry hops, and roasted peanuts.
The taste isnt bad, but it isnt fanastic. It’s obvious that Gray’s pumps out their Honey and Oatmeal stout as their flagship. It has a good hops kick, but the softer cream notes are watered over. For a taste session beer , this is as mild and plain as it gets. Try it if you like Gray’s brewing.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours medium amber with a small head. Aroma is sort of metallic malts. Also mild ripe fruit. Flavor is pretty boring. Light malts, fermented fruits and little else. Body and mouthfeel is thin.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of stale grain and a light, generic "fruitiness". Color is a rather flat brown/tan. Taste, however, isn’t stale, generic, or flat. Tastes come at you as toasted grain, a slight bite of floral bitterness that is restrained by faint cherry juice, and a buttery nutty end. The grains straddle between toasted bread and coffee with cream, making for an unusual grain taste. The body is creamy and frothy, although not really thick. Enjoyable on either a cold day, inside the Rathskellar, or on a warm day outside on the Terrace.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour was dark amber with an aroma of strong molasses and malt. Taste was again of molasses with a bit of a butterscotch taste as well. Liked this a lot. Deserves a bit more than a 21 on the ratebeer scale. Would perhaps buy again.
Dorwart (2535) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head of fine bubbles. Soft malty aroma with a bit of sweetness in there. Lots of caramel, dough and some raisins. Color is a dark amber brown. Light to medium bodied with a noticable bit of fruit in the flavor. Pasty roasted malts, some more sweet caramel and a hint of maple. Finihses sweet and creamy with a slight bit of grit. A decent amber ale and better than expected.