GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark, slightly hazy amber with a sizable off-white head that recedes very slowly to a thin, creamy cap and a little lacing.
The aroma is sweet with caramel malts dominating with a slightly roasted character to it. There is also a slightly grassy hop aroma.
The taste is more earthy with some grassy hops and a light sweet caramel malt backbone. The finish is bitter with a combination of hops and toasted grains.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and borders on watery with the flavors seemingly muted.
This is a fair amber thatís pretty drinkable but doesnít have much depth to it. Not bad.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you Jak, from work....Pours a slightly cloudy amber hue with a frothy head that fades slowly with nice lacing. Aromas of a touch of cumin, hay, a little touch of hops, a little caramel and a mild touch of pine. Mouth feel is medium bodied with a mild hop bitterness. Flavors of pine, mild carbonation, and a touch of ketchup/cumin. The cascades arenít as noticeable as the amarillo hops, maybe because I am from so cal which is a cascade haven. Very well balanced for the style that Iím normally not a big fan of. A definite session ale.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Pours a deep 2 toned amber brown with a small off white head. Caramel, malt, and a mild hop bitterness in this one. Nice lite amber with some flavors.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sunburnt orange, long-lasting head. Very, very faint aroma - but whatís there is good. Sweetish balanced roastiness. Flavor is moderately sweet and seems to have some spiciness - cinnamon-like. Subdued, but pleasant enough.
alexanderj (3514) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a dark, reddish brown color. Aroma of caramel, earth, citrus, and fruit. Flavor was actually quite solid and nuanced. Caramel, nuts, fruit, earth, citrus. Palate was close to being creamy and worked quite well. After taste isnít the greates, but oh well. Solid beer overall.
Ratman197 (12834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of Odeed poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, light earthiness and light fruitiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, earthiness and black cherry with a smooth lingering malty finish.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep Ruby, almost brown, thin white head. Aroma is malty, light caramel, plums. Taste is fairly hoppy with a mild background hoppiness, faint chocolate.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
5-2-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to Odeed
Brown red amber in color with an okay head. Sweet doughy smell with perhaps some citris in there too. Flavor is bland and watery with a hint of hop residue - but nothing big about this at all. Super thin with lackluster carbonation. Not a horrid beer by any means - just nothing very bold about it.
lb4lb (2583) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as one of many generous extras from Odeed. Thanks man!
Pours a reddish cloudy color. Smell is mild caramel malt and light tame hops. Taste is mild as well, with faint hop flavor coming through, but I found this to be lackluster flavorwise. Could be in part to palate fatigue, but still wasnít overly flavorful. No flaws stuck out, however, and it was an easy drinker.
3fourths (9025) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oooh, big overcarbonated gusher of a beer when opened, and it grows a 6 inch head when itís poured into the glass. So, you swirl it a bit, let it settle, pour a bit more, rinse and repeat, and youíve shaken most of the excess carbonation out of your glass. First impressions of the nose is the light tingling of butter and a more heavy tingling of acidic, sharp yeast, with some nutty and woody base malts in there as well. Tastes basically as it smells, with some buttered yeast, some black pepper and some other chemical-like flavors that all sit atop this resnious grain and bran flavored amber ale, with a moderate level of bitterness and essentially an empty finish. Not completely ruined by the infection, but still not that great.