DocLock (10000) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Suttree for this. Copper pour with medium, off-white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, nuts, some hops. Tastes malty, with hops, toffee, and slight cognac elements. Smooth finish. This one is very good.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Mostly clear darker amber color. Good thin slightly off-white head. Respectable lace. Medium body. Smooth, lightly soft lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Caramel and toasty malt, malt-forward flavor here. Some light hop fruitiness. Kind of a more rich, sweeter taste. Very light bitter. OK amber ale, but not really my style. A bit heavy.
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Mostly clear amber pour with a moderate head. Mildly hoppy amber with a bit of nut. Not too bad.
phaleslu (9429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Flying Saucer in Nashville. Pours a cloudy reddish-amber color with a half-inch thick off-white head, creamy in texture, that leaves really nice circles all the way down the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, toast, floral hops, mixed fruits, and cereal. Flavor of caramel malts, toast, floral hops, cherries, apples, nuts, and bread. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel and finish. Very nice amber ale.
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
Suave caramelized cereals develop pleasant toasted and fruity nuances before a balancing resinous, leafy hop bitterness seals this competent Amber Ale .
Further Personal Perceptions :
-.A ring of foam circles the deep russet.
-The aroma also has burnt toffee subtleties which are quite pleasant.
-Carbonation is soft and residual sugars plump, making for a wealthy mouthfeel, especially for the style.
-Hops contribute subtle citrusy fruitiness, but mostly shine in the finish.
-Even though I am not a fan of the style, I have to say the malt structure and flavor in this one are compelling.
KyotoLefty (9406) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Flying Saucer in Columbia SC. Very Fruity, Slightly Sweet, Malty and Very Smooth. Like a Nice Irish Red Ale. Lots of Fruit.
alexsdad06 (9152) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Barley’s in Asheville. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a medium sized dense off white head. The aroma has caramel malts, toasted bread, floral and light herbal hops, fruits, and cereal. The flavor of caramel malts, toast, floral and herbal hops, fruits, and bread. Medium bodied, mild bitterness with a dry finish. Decent amber ale.
douglas88 (8467) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to tronraner. Pours a bright and clear amber color with a medium tan head. A sweet nose of rich caramel, some toasted malt and sugars. The flavor is also dominated by loads of caramel malts, some balance is achieved by a decent hop profile. A soft and fizzy mouthfeel. A light bitterness in the finish. Fairly earthy and nice.
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with gold edges and weak tan head. The aroma has sweet malts and earthiness to go along with citrus and dark fruity esters. The taste has a pleasing balance of malty goodness, citrus hops, spicy hops, earthiness and dark fruity esters. A thin layer of molasses surfaces into the finish. The flavor isn’t seamless but tasty leaving lingering hop bitterness into the after taste.
b3shine (8198) - Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a fairly transparent amber with foamy off-white head. Smells and tastes of caramel malt with some hop notes. Average on the palate. Not bad.