Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not the best of Highland, but damn good nonetheless. The hops and malt are very well blended. Very drinkable.
Chudwick (1139) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - pours amber with offwhite head and great lacing. Nose is pine and grass. Flavor adds caramel. Mod bitterness and light sweetness. Refreshing.
mikem409 (1215) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours amber with off white. Malty aroma. Crisp lemon finish sweet tea and sugar
BrettTaylor (49) - - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Consumed at the brewery as part of a flight. Beer has malt on the nose with a touch of hops. Pretty amber color in the glass. The taste is malt, malt, malt - itís a complex malt mixture that is great on the tongue.
DrSilverworm (2969) - 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.
darn1207 (1736) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprised I hadnít rated this, been around it many times. 12oz bottle from ABC on Betton. Amber pour with a thing off-white head that leaves a soapy ring. Aroma is sweet malts, nutty, floral. Tastes are caramel malts, cocoa, background citrus, little bready. Pretty good. Iím not that big an amber fan, so well played.
bth122 (912) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at brothers house. One finger head. Head stayed put. Aroma of bread, toffee, caramel, biscuit. Light bitter taste. Light sweetness. Some caramel malts and bread biscuit. Smooth. Pretty solid amber ale.
Fritz123 (286) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Sybarite Pig. Tulip. Deep amber hazy pour with thin white head. Toasted malt aroma with cereal and oats. Taste is simple with fairly rich malts, cereal, light hops and light fruit. Slightly sweet. Finishes dry. Nothing very exciting.
gonzosauce (136) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very mellow, malt-based aroma that offers little else, while rich in this respect. A barely brown appearance that makes you think more of orange. big bubbled decent head. Tastes like it smelled, just watered down, ie it lost some richness to be desired. Sickly sweet, and otherwise empty palate. Borders on boring.
Hopswagger (36) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
P: Clear amber brewed tea appearance with minimal khaki head. A foamy halo rest on top leaving the occasional leg of lace behind.
S: Toasted italian herb and cheese Subway bread, toasted caramel and orange juice and bitter orange peel.
T/M: Toasted caramel, bready malt, orange peel and spicy pippali pepper. Finishes dry with lemon zest and toast. Prickly moderate body. Once the beer warns it starts to have a metallic aftertaste to it. Itís not bad but does throw it off a bit.
O: Well balance and simple. An easy drinking ale to throw back after a long day of work. The spicy kick at the end really makes this. Without it I think it would be dull.
Emeister84 (464) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2013 Caramel, subtle cocoa, and nutty malt aromas, with notes of earthy, piney hops as well. Clear ruby-amber with a retaining, rocky, beige head. Some sweet malts combine with bitter hops, flavors of chocolate, raisins, and nuts. Medium bodied with low carbonation, and finishes with lasting, sticky, malt sweetness.