leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Palace Kitchen. Hard to see in the darkness of this place but looks like a mahogany red color. Mild earthy hops in the nose. Light bodied with notes of malt that quicly succomb to an overpowering earthy hop prescence.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red color. Med to large sized white foamy head. Aroma is malty and sweet. a touch floral. A medium bodied amber. Malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and piney. Somewhat bitter. Another in the class of a big %^#?$*# “Imperial” Ambers that have been appearing lately. Lots of malts, lots of hops, yet its still most definitely an amber. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter
CapFlu (4462) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(20oz bottle) Copper body with a thin, white head and large bubbles. Caramel malt with centennial hops, yet buttery. Acidity and bitternes in the hops flavour. Fairly hoppy for an amber ale. Creamy, tasteless finish. Thanks for sharing Andre!
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium copper coloring, with a fluffy white head that disolves quickly. Sturdy, malt backbone. Caramel, toasted bread flavors. Some fruity hoppiness at the finish. Not as "big" as they state in the name. However, it is a pretty decent and easy drinking amber.
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at hales. pretty standard amber, slightly floral aroma, some nougat flavour and an easy dry finish. ho hum
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear reddish amber colour with good light brown head. mixed malt and hop nose blend well. smooth malty taste beginning giving way to slight bitter hop after
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 Draughtat Pete’s Pizza & Calzone in Seattle pours reddish amber, fairly clear, light carbonation, with fantastic lacing. Good balance of hops and malts on the nose. Forwardly malty with a nice hop trailer. Average body and mouhfeel. Finishes with a slight hop bite. Not bad!
Edit: Bottle proves to be not as enjoyable as on draught. Seems a bit more unbalanced, leaning towards the hoppy side with an akward astringency. Not as malty as I would have liked.   Stick with the draught version if you must.
OldGrowth (2598) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, from mini keg. Good nose, piney grapefruity. Nice red color. Sweet bitter flavors. mainly carmel and grapefruit. Thin body bitter finish. A very tasty amber. Had this at beer reception on beer cruise.
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really liked this beer. Nice and bitter, great looking, great tasting. Good choice if you get the chance
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany, light head & lacing. Fresh PNW hops with some caramel malts. The flavor is spicy & citrusy with lots of grapefruit. Finishes with a lingering dry bitterness & no sweetness.