3fourths (8795) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Billowing sandy head atop a dark red and brown body. Skunky, grassy malt aroma, quite starchy. Metallic and blood-like aroma as well... the taste is a little fishy with some maple malt and plum flavors... hoppy but without any sweetness. Graham crackers and wood are very pronounced.
BVery (8684) - 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 (8318) - 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 (8125) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7909) - 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.
slowrunner77 (7861) - 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..."
bb (7754) - 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.
motelpogo (7701) - 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
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - 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.
douglas88 (7583) - 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.