probstblueribbon (2418) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pint, .9 FL oz bottle shared by Lubiere, cool, tulip. Clear copper with a decent tan head, beautiful. Pungent, richly caramel, savory, broth, fruity, peppery, light molasses, intense. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Rich toffee and treacle, brown sugar bordering on molasses, somewhat peppery, serious stuff; off-dry with pretty good bitterness and a long dark bread crust and a peppery finish.
Lubiere (8335) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark clear reddish amber with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, a pungent vinous malt with catty floral hops, kiwi tropical fruits, maple fudge. In mouth, a sweet roasted malt with dark fruits, molasses, good floral hops, alcohol warmth, well made.
garmonbozia (416) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from mail order from Half Time: This beer was very impressive. From the label to the last drop. This beer delivered. Beautiful amber color. Nice maltiness and caramel balance. This beer had a bitterness to it the mingles perfectly with the sweetness of the malt. This was one of the best beers I have tasted in a while.
deyholla (4856) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to James! Pours a clear deep amber with a brown head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a nice light fresh pine note with some deep grains backing and a hint of grass. Flavor starts with more grass and deep grains and has just a bit of bitter pine in the finish.
rbrazell (1013) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Hunaphu Day. Amber pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma of grapefruits, citrus, pine and resin hops with some nutty caramel background. Flavor is basically the same with a solid bitter finish. Nice amber without the metallic flavor is usually run into with the style.
BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber to mahogany with a large, four finger thick frothy light tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is soft resin and pine hops with pear, apple, and cherry fruity esters, biscuit and cereal malt. Flavor is moderate hops and medium bitterness with supporting dry malt, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.
Kabonski (17) - - MAR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma of this beer alone is reason to try it. The color is perfect and the texture is amazing. I truly enjoyed drinking this beer and will certainly be having more. I imagine this beer to be a perfect match with a camp fire or some grilled steak.
UDBeernut (904) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another bottle from spence. Pours brown amber capped by a beige head. Nose of citrus and nut. Ample bitterness keeps on an even keel, citrus and resin on the finish. Body is medium.
Scrapersnbeer (1018) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense floral grapefruit hop aroma starts things out. This beer is a murky reddish brown, about as dark as an amber ale can go. It has nice fluffy tan head. Full strength bitterness dances above a subtle malty cake. Weighty body, yet smooth in spite of its tense bitterness. The increasingly popular term Imperial Amber comes to mind. Semantics aside, this is the world’s best Amber ale according to RB, and not a fluke with almost 300 ratings so far. I enjoyed other beers from the MBC and recommend it to any hop head.
nyindiansfan (443) - rochester, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a brownish with nice red in light. Pretty large head. Smells great of pine citrus bread rye caramel. Tastes same. Nice bite and semi dry. Great beer.