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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This beer was originally brewed for a famous Reggae festival that happens each year here in Humboldt County. A malty bitter American Amber style ale. This mahogany hued ale brings an intense spectrum of hop flavors from the spicy aromatic to lingering bitter, all underscored by a full- bodied caramel richness. Try this brew with a little Jamaican Jerked Chicken.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle. Poured a copper-mahogany color with a thick, fluffy off-white head that slowly faded to a thick layer and left some thick spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, a light spiciness, licorice, and a ripe fruitiness (apple, plum). Smooth, lightly sweet entry with a soft ripe fruitiness paired with a bready, nutty maltiness with some caramel that transitions into a moderately dry, leafy hoppiness that imparts a soft citrus fruitiness that lingers into the finish where it is paired with a plum sweetness. Moderate carbonation and medium mouth feel with a solid dryness. Overall, it was much better than I was expecting. The nice malty sweetness is offset well by the hoppy dryness, making it rather pleasurable to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quick3Beers (522) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Pours a dark slightly cloudy copper from a bottle, aroma of creme brulee, bitter herbs, flavor somewhat medicinal, like cherry cough syrup without the cherry. Bitterness lingers quite a long time, slightly off-putting. Okay beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Location: Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA
Appearance: Deep reddish-brown
Aroma: Sticky red bananas, caramel
Taste: Thick caramel up front with some booziness leading to bitter
Overall: Great caramel, sticky sugar aroma but seemed unbalanced / off in taste, especially feeling overwhelmed by the herbal-liquor / bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Andrus86 (227) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2015
BOTTLE. Red to copper pour, good carb with small beige head.. Sweet toffee malt on the nose.. Creamy texture, all malt... Mostly sweet toffee to caramel malts with a touch of hops at the back end.. Sourced Cape Cellars

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Sugary toffee malt and herbal hay aroma. Dark amber with small head. Lightly sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal quinine flavor. Medium body - a bit rough.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (1097) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Pours with a big head..nice reddish appearance....smell is mild but 50/50 malt hops mix, taste is mostly malt with a bit of spice...finishes med light hoppy, very good balance, medium bold flavor...good solid beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (5191) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
12oz tap pour in The Goat Hill Tavern. Costa Mesa, Orange County on 11th May 2015. Red hue to the brown body, off white head that faded fast in the cooled plastic tankard it came in. Semi-sweet caramel maltiness in the nose and taste with a mild bitterness just below the surface. A bit too cold for my palate, but a decent enough beer all the same.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (520) - - APR 4, 2015
Deep copper coloured, with a frothy head that clings to the glass. Smooth taste, not very strong flavour though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3567) - California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
2 fen 2015, tap. Light Amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is grassy hops and dry bread crust. Ned body and moderately fizzy. Acidic Amber malt and faint grassy hops. Some noticeable alcohol. Light bitter finish. Nice enough for an amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1364) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a deep amber color with an off white head. Caramel, toffee, toast, malt, hop and floral aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a caramel and floral finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1508) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Hazy reddish brown with a one-finger head and spotty lace. Aromas of biscuit, citrus with a floral hops and caramel. The taste is bready malt, sweet toffee, honey, orange and some hop bitterness on the back end. Light to medium body, modest carbonation, sticky mouthfeel and a sweetish finish.

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