AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber body, fluffy tan head, aroma is rich barley and soft floral hops, flavor is deep caramel, upfront bitters without much hop flavor, bitters all the way through to the end of this swig, finishes dry, I think this is a great example of an american strong ale one of the best I’ve had in a while.
DedicatedToFun (3519) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, amber pour, off white head, nose and taste are caramel, sweet, nutty, boozy
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/26/15] Draught at Hopworks BikeBar in Portland. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel and light hoppiness. Flavor has some sweet caraemelly malt and bitter piney hops. Medium-bodied.
maxwelldeux (4030) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a smallish off-white head on there. Nose is strong with grains, and has some toasty bread notes to it as well. Taste is moderately dry with a bit of a bite on the back end. Almost tastes like there’s sorghum to it. Odd.
stevoj (2543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Velvety smooth, orange copper ale with small creamy head, thick lacing. Light malty aroma leads into smooth biscuity flavor with hops on the backplane. Overall alcohol warmth minus the burn.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very pretty ruby red, clear, good head. Medium caramel malt aroma hits you first, sweet toffee like aromas, there’s a citrus hop background, but not too overpowering or up front. Sweetness is kept in check, well-balanced with the bitterness which is smooth. A very enjoyable double-ale.
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. Bitter amber ale, west-coasty. Clear beer, no lacing, goes down to a collar. Hop aroma is a good basic hoppy aroma, something stanky in there, though. Taste is mostly fresh, hoppy, with not much complexity; good, nonetheless. Pretty good, I’d like to try it on tap.
hopwine (470) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is crusty bread, caramel, dried fruit. Flavor is same plus piney, spicy hops.
maekchu (2505) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Hopworks BikeBar. Gentle caramel nose, with some fruit punch. Copper color Light sweet caramel initial, a touch of spice, nice fizzy fruity tang in final. Some alcohol warmth. Thin-medium body. Works out nicely, if a bit sweet.
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Light amber color. Aroma is caramel, molasses, and sweet citrus. Taste is caramel, molasses, biscuit malt, and light grass and citrus. Smooth finish and sweet caramel aftertaste.
vyvvy (4469) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours golden copper with a beige head. The aroma has thick american strong bready maltiness, caramel, toasty malt and some earthy hoppy bitternesss. It has a full rich smooth body with light carbonation. The flavor begins with bread, caramel, toffee and English yeast. The finish is biscuity and show some alcohol. Good for the style.