gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a reddish tea color with a creamy head and lacing. Nose of big caramel and dark fruit, hazy mango and hops. Flavor is very creamy candied fruits, caramel, slight roast and a hoppy finish. Very creamy smooth body, clean and crisp, quite drinkable.
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: floral, raisin, bread,
Appearance: amber, orange,
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, average carbonation,
nlderricks (16) - Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A tasty beer that looks appetizing and drinks easily. Had both draught and bottle. A good offering from a great North Carolina brewery.
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paydirt (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just a great amber ale from a very good up and coming brewery. Very consistent in quality and a nice caramel flavor in the palate. Great head, mouthfeel, and hop balance make this a top amber ale imho.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a surprisingly good amber ale, that slightly resembled an APA. Poured to a dark golden copper with thick off-white head that lingered well into the glass and left good lacing on the glass. Aroma was a hoppy fruit, mostly citrus, but with a sweet malty undertone. Mouthfeel was full bodied and slightly bitter, while the flavor accentuated the hoppy fruit of the nose.
This all led to a nice long bitter finish that was rounded out by the malty sweetness. A darn good beer.
FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle- poured out a beautiful dark tea color with a moderate wheat head. The aroma was dominated by malt. Taste was excellent, caramel and malt with a nice hop bite at the end. Sweet, but not in a bad way. Palate was smooth, just short of creamy. Definitely a keeper.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This smells really good. It looks good, but it tastes great. The palate is just about right. I like this beer a lot. Fine quality ale. Downside: somewhat of a bitter aftertaste.
slf245 (50) - USA - OCT 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good stuff. Just my kind of dark beer. Full taste without bitterness, Similar to Smithwicks.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt umber color, nutty, medium bodied, mild finish. Nothing stands out.
finn1918 (196) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber with a 1-inch head that leaves a small amount of lacing. Aroma is light, but malty and sweet. Nothing stands out about the taste beyond malty sweetness followed by a nice light hoppy finish. Not complex, but this is an exceptionally well-balanced beer that makes for some easy, enjoyable drinking. It is just a little pricey for what it is, which I think is its only downfall.