leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rose colored and scented, mildly bitter, full flavored and floral hops aftertaste.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head and strings of lace. Aroma of roasted malt. Light body with flavors of caramel, sweet malt and a touch of hops. The finish is short and malty. Just average overall.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: August 09, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark red, frothy beige head, drippy streaks of lace
Aroma: strong malt aroma, earthy and sweet, light fruityness
Flavor: rich dry malt flavor, bready yet earthy and dry, only a hint of sweetness and then only upon warming, plenty of bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours sharp reddish orange with one finger sandstone tan head. Nose is citrusy and herbal, peanut hull and bready malt. Moderate bitterness, piney and sharp hop character. Straight peanut hull.
AR (937) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a full-bodied beer that is sweet and sticky. A bit of bread, toffee, and slightly spicy bananas. Weak aroma. Easy drinking and pretty decent for a red. Kind of funky if you’re calling this an amber ale.
SpringsLicker (2937) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep coppery red body with a tall, long lasting, off-white head.
The aroma is fruit and light molasses.
The flavor follows the aroma with the addition of some hop bitterness that adds to the malt sweetness and then becomes dominant in the finish.
drfabulous (3378) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce thanks to Debi. Big malty caramel flavor. Something akin to a brown ale. Lacking the hops overdrive I expect from a big red. I may be drinking this too long after it was bottled and the hops have had some fade. Somewhat tasty finish.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Thebeersommelier, thanks Matt. Poured a chunky brown body with an average sized foamy head. Aroma of bread, caramel, grains and grassy hops. Medium to fuller bodied with average carbonation. Flavor is loads of malts with lots of grains, toast and a light dirty citrus hoppiness. Solid amber ale.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Dmac at South Jersey BA Gathering. Pours out a muddy brownish color with a small head. Aroma is sweet caramel, toffee and bready malts. Taste is much the same, little bit of dried fruits, and maybe a touch of hop bitterness. Not bad, but leans too far towards the malty side for this hophead.
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber courtesy of Craftbeerdesign (thanks Geoff) poured a clear dark reddish asmber with a lasting amber head. Aroma of caremel, toasted malt, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, toasted malt and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth lingering malty finish. A solid malty amber but I prefer a little more hops in an Amber.