rougeau13 (2119) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark, clear amber with a small whitish head. Weak aroma of bread, nuts and caramel. Taste is bready malt, a little sweet with a very minimal hop presence, water and a little nutty. This beer is thin, watery, and softly carbonated and climaxes in a finish of....you guessed it, water. This is worthless. Not that all of Independence’s beers are great, but how Convict Hill and this come from the same place baffles me.
Fratto (2709) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Black Sheep Lodge. Light amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is malty, sweet, a little caramel, and nutty. Taste is caramel, roasted nuts, and a little hop bitterness.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, amber-copper colored body with a finger-width, very frothy, khaki head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is sweeter caramel with some toasty grains. A bit nutty with a hint of florals. Flavor is better. A solid caramel sweetness up front with a nice, toasty, grainy, nuttiness. Lots of balancing earth and dry toast before this dries with a light-moderate, grassy and earthy bitterness that leaves a pretty lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent amber. Fairly well hopped with a solid caramel balance. Not bad.
baraciisch (2193) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Brown amber in color... Light malt aroma... Flavor is bready malts but very unrefined, bad off finish... Pretty bad
degbert (1270) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bottle. Color is a non-descript orange-brown-amber; there is a slight head, but no lace. Nose is faint traces of fruit (especially, oddly enough, apple pie) and toast. It has a faint savory edge on the open, but the middle is meager and hollow and there’s an odd aftertaste of -- chlorine? Pool water? The palate is utterly lacking in carbonation -- mouthfeel is more like an ESB than an Amber, and it leaves a muddy feel on the finish. It’s not bad, exactly, but it ain’t good either.
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy off white head that diminishes rather quickly. The aroma is light malt and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with a light malt with a sweet finish. A decent amber from Independence.
reliantkcar (102) - USA - FEB 26, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
cereal, grass, raisin, amber, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation,
Dogbrick (8983) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at the Texas Beer & Brats tasting 10/11/2009. This brew is a slightly murky amber color with a thick and foamy off-white head that recedes slowly. Stringy lacing. Faint caramel malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor offset by a bit of off fruit and hops. The finish is short and malty. So-so at best.
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Cloudy amber pour with a huge off-white head. Nose of sweet malt and slight infection. Caramel flavor with some hop and more hints of infection.
drowland (6576) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up on a trip to Texas. Nutty caramelly aroma that goes into the taste. Reminds me of Newcastle... a bit weak, but not bad.