badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper red with a fizzy white head. Earthy grain aroma and a brassy grain taste with a slightly metallic finish.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Discreet caramel aroma. Medium body, sweetish burned caramel and roasted malt. Subdued bitterness. 090709
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at the brewpub. Roasted caramelish malt aroma with a light hops accent. Fruity hops flavoured, subdued sweetness and mild roasted caramel malt. Fruity hops flavoured finish with a light bitterness coming through.
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pour a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweetish and slightly roasted malty hoppy flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy caramel finish.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub. The body was medium copper colored with a light khaki head. The aroma was malty with walnuts and toffee. The taste was iced tea along with a foam insulation finish. The beginning taste started ok, but the finish was way off.
bb (6691) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with an off-white head. Low malty, light earthy aroma. Caramel, light roast flavor with some lemony citrus hops. Medium body. LIngering citrus hops and caramel. No infection like others have mentioned. Bottle lists alcohol at 4.8%.
alexanderj (3266) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of golubj; muddy amber/brown color with a large frothy head. Aroma of bread, sweet caramel, yeast, and vanilla. A little weird, but not bad aroma. Not as nasty as golubj said it was; but I did pick up a bit on the medicinal quality, although it tasted pretty fresh; bready, earthy and caramel. Moderately sweet. Not great, but not terrible.
DarkElf (3025) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12-Mar-08 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 10-Feb-08 for $3.99 at City Beer in San Francisco, CA) This dry, somewhat malty and caramely amber ale is marred by a medium level of sourness that suggests a possible infection is setting in. However, the various degrees of metal, plastic and apple skins in the finish are also enough of a problem that it is a challenge to appreciate the core flavors of the beer. The nose is very chemical in nature, with the flaws being more apparent than in the flavor. In fact, holding my nose while the beer is in my mouth helps the flavor considerably, though the same issues are still detectable. Medium in body and carbonation, but there is a drying sensation and a slight astringency on the palate that also suggests the onset of infection at hand. In the glass, the beer appears amber in color with good, but not perfect clarity. The off-white head rises to about half an inch before settling to a thin layer, leaving some spots of lace scattered on the glass. Overall, the beer is drinkable, but because of the flaws, it’s not enjoyable, so a good portion of this bomber will now water the kitchen sink. I’ll make a note to retry this beer if the opportunity presents itself.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark amber / brown pour with no head. Aroma is some sweet caramel malt and bready malt. There is almost no carbonation, and it seems like a mistake. The flavor is a little syrupy sweet but with a sort of nasty band aid finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well, it’s different than most ambers out there at least. Amber colored, mdoerate head, some lacing and retention. Aroma is spicy hops and bandaids. Some caramel malt notes. Medium bodied, moderate to low bitterness. Not good.