BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Palms. Pours with a clear deep amber body with a large and lasting off-white head. Aromas are hoppy and fruity with citrus, tangerines, ruby-red grapefruit and sweet caramel. Flavors are a bit soapy, fruit tea, strawberry and caramel. Creamy carbonation. Surprisingly tasty.
BVery (7884) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Very dark amber pour with a nice fluffy mostly white head that dissipates into a thin white ring. Aroma is caramel, nuts, and a touch of Christmas bread. It’s a little spicy on the nose - nice. Body is carbonated yet creamy. Taste - whoa, here come the hops! Pine and citrus hops up front, caramel malt right behind it, and the spice character persists. This is an excellent amber.
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Yardhouse in Rancho Mirage California. Rich copper red-- striking! Fresh fruity hoppy caramel aroma. Definitely the freshest of the taps I tried. Very nice rich toffee and pomegranate fruit with a mild hop finish. Excellent.
KyotoLefty (7433) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Taniguchi. Nice chewy malt nose, caramel fudge and grassy hops. Pretty amber-brown with a tight, fine head. Nice rich caramel malts, light chocolate fudge, plus good American hops, more grassy and piney than citrus, though. Solid Amber.
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours murky copper with tan head. The aroma is crystal malts, faint caramel, molasses, toffee and faint dark fruity esters mixing with a hint of pine hops. This has a tasty malt flavor with roasted to highly roasted malts, crystal malts and to a lesser extent sweet molasses followed up by mild vague hop bitterness.
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Mahogony brown color with a decent beige head. Roasted malt aroma. Malty flavor, with some underlying citrus hops. Clean finish.
Ughsmash (7353) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured medium orange with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted caramel and nutty notes with accents of pine resin, citrus, and peppery spices.. warm and malty. The flavor found nutty notes, caramel, and a hit of licorice at the core, with bitter spices, pine, and herbal notes around.. finished bitter and a bit sharp. Medium-bodied with smooth, rolling carbonation across the middle.. good feel except for the finish.. this was aiight.
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
i dunno, must have been a pretty stale bottle. sweet, sars aroma, thin and pretty dull
douglas88 (7180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle for 1 buck from Guntown chugged before the wedding rehearsal in the parking lot. A clear amber color. Smooth with nice caramel and hop bitterness. Quite big for an amber. Good.
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"a nice clean amber. nothing that will blow you away, but pleasant enough for a try, especially in the summer. a little on the malty side going in, with a ever so slightly hoppier finish. tends to be maltier..."