scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear darkish toffee, small bubbly white head with a touch of tan. Sweet brown sugar and baked bread aroma. Thin soft malt backbone, little metallic in the finish, not much hops for balance.
SDalkoholic (2223) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Costco: Poured a dark amber hue with a delicate layer of frothy head. The aroma is sweet with syrupy caramel like malts but at the same time smells watered down. The flavor is somewhat toasty and has a minor taste of caramel and other assorted malts. I’m not a big fan of amber ales to begin with but this is just boring and nothing special.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a small off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma is sweet grains, caramel and a bit of bubble gum. The flavor is front-loaded with caramel followed by piney hops and a bit more bubble gum. The palate was just a bit thinner than I preferred and the carbonation was lively. Finished short and dry. Overall: Better than BMC, but that is scant praise.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from the KIRKLAND Costco, thanks scrizz! Pours nearly clear dark amber with an off-white head. Lightly pine-tinged caramel aroma. Body and carbonation tending to light. A little brown sugar and some more pine in the taste. Barely bitter. All in all, a rather boring brew. Probably goes well with food.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 12, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle (Costco sample pack). Poured a golden amber with a thick white head, which dissipated quickly. Aroma is caramel and roasted malts with floral hops. Taste is light sweet caramel malts at first followed by slight hops bitterness in the finish. Has a medium body with good carbonation.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a thin foamy off-white head. Notes of caramel, pine, woody. Medium bodied.
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Costco case box. Pours out a brownish color with a pale head on it it. Smell is pretty rich and malty, some caramel notes.. Taste is sweet and pretty fizzy. Lots of co2 in this one. Amber beers are not really my favorite thing, but I suppose this one does the trick. Probably one of the worst ones in the box of 4 different beers. Still, a no brainer at 16.99 a 24 pack.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown/Amber with an off white head. Aroma is fairly malty, lightly hoppy background, toasty, light caramel. Taste is lightly toasty, mild caramel with background hoppiness.
rubbishystuff (1998) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nothing overly wrong with this beer just not very exciting. Darkish amber, slight minerally taste and smell. Slightly thin. Mild flavor. Serving: Bottle
markas101 (1988) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Light mahogany colour. Metallic soapy aroma. Sweet caramel flavour, herbal hops with a slight breadiness. Finishes with a mint hoppiness.