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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A rich and robust amber ale. Hiding just beyond its malty core is a crisp, clean, hoppy aura that will open your eyes to the other side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle shared at Johnís. Pours dark amber with off white head. Nose and taste of malt, burnt caramel and toffee. Some slightly burnt toast. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
12oz shared by jtclockwork-lt tan-dk copper. A-med malt-musty/toffee. T-erthy hops, med malt-musty/toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
12 ounce bottle from the fall mixed packed. Pours a clear dark amber, maple syrup like, with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Faint aroma of toffee and citrus. The taste is citrus hops, nutty notes a bit of toffee. Medium bodied, very slight lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (9231) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper with minimal off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, mild hopcitrus, mild earthiness.. Tastes earthy and malty, with mild notes of nuts, hops, and citrus..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6892) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Trade with Aurelius - thanks! Pours a dark copper with a thin but long lasting off-white head. Aroma has a hint of spruce and some floral notes. Flavor is smooth drinking with some nutty accents, a touch of citrus bitterness and some caramel sweetness. Thick enough mouthfeel. Good session material.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
onceblind (6618) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Dark non-transparent nutty amber with a thin beige head. Nose is biscuity and toasty with a kiss of crystal malt, kinda like a vienna. Flavor is slightly overcarbonated with a mild body and little nuance. Lots of toasted english muffin mixed with a dash of earthiness and perhaps a bit of peat, balanced with non-bitter earthy grassy hops that donít really bring a lot of flavor. Very dry and too balanced and "middle" for itís own good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 5, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of frothy finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent red brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was musty. The sharp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The semi-sharp flavor contained notes of Vienna malt mild rye plastic sweet candy crisp and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5342) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Aroma is malts, mild dark fruit and earthy and sweet notes. The flavor is malts, citrus, fruit, a small hint of hop resin and a mild/medium bitter/dryish finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Color is more brown than red, the aroma has some sweet toffee. This is a pretty good amber. Not very heavy, but the right balance of sweetness, caramel and some hops. Overall, I quite like this, especially for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5155) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2013
12oz bottle shared by jtclockmaker at jcwatts. Poured a thiner bodied chestnut brown with a smaller dark beige foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, some bread and a touch of acididty for some reason. Lighter bodied with fizzy carbonation. Flavor of chocoalte, roast, grains and fruit skins along with some toast and a hint of cola. Not bad but nothing to search out.

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