jhp40219 (438) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a fairly clear amber with a large fluffy white head that leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma of hazelnut, toasted almond, caramel and fresh dough. Taste is definitely malt forward. Getting a perfect blend of caramel malts, hazelnut, toasted almond, pear, and a slight hint of citrus. Crisp. Medium-light body, slick texture, lively carbonation, medium length finish that is very slightly bitter but filled with caramel malt and nuttiness. A great example of an amber ale done right!
mike5326 (1498) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a tap. Normal light amber color, large creamy off white head. Light nuts and pear notes with a moderate grass aroma. Medium body with a medium sweet and bitter flavor.
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Luvystypotables (1451) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Moderate aroma of malt, toasted and nutty, with a large off white well laced head. Medium amber colour, with a sweet taste of malt and hazelnut. An oily finish with a malty after taste.
ScottWallace82 (96) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into a glass. Pours a dark amber with a white head. Sweet malt aroma. Not a lot of hops in this one, which is nice. Like this one.
paintedmaple (654) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty standard standard amber...nicely balanced and drinkable...and unfortunately, forgettable as well.
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep amber color, tan head & great lacing. Roasty caramel malt nose. Toffee, caramel and smoky flavors. Smooth, medium bodied brew with light hop profile at the finish.
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Nekronos (3936) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
NIce, and vry interesting but not too thick in feautres. Some dark colour but not much else there.
thedaidai (21) - - FEB 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice flagship beer anyone can enjoy from a solid. solid brewery.
It certainly isn’t the best of Highland’s beers, but I would never turn one down. Nice malty taste and well balanced. Mixes well with chicken dishes too.
Makes one hell of a beer batter.
Bulk_Carrier (3344) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rcvd in trade.
She pours a hazy yet somewhat clear amber and leaves the same colored body with a two finger head that rose a bit and died leaving some nice spotty spider web lacing in its wake.
The smell has some malts through bready/slightly caramel, subdued citrus/pine hops only coming through as the beer warms.
The taste is mainly balanced through previously mentioned flavors but adds some slight bitterness.
On the palate, she sits about a light to medium, comes across fairly sessionable, and leaves a crisp clean aftertaste and finish.
Overall, this is good for its style and good for me as I would have this again.
thebos (35) - Eatonton, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from bottle amber in color with off white head. Sweet floral scent. Taste is mildly malty with crisp hop finish.