emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruddy dark copper with one finger of sandstone tan head. Rich malty nose with a leafy hop character. Bitter and musty flavor, tannic bite. Thin bodied.
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2011 Bottle, Thanks Dakine! Deep reddish amber with one finger of off-white lace. Pretty robust nose bursting with caramel, and some hops lingering in the background. Kinda smells like a light arrogant bastard. Flavor is slightly spicy, some hops, caramel. Very nice balance. Solid as a rock, just as it says on the bottle.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Hop aroma. Bronze coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a very bitter malt finish.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of daknole. Pours red with a white head. Smells of floral malt, touches of citrus, light fruity hints, caramel. Tastes earthy and peppery with some hints of pine and sweet malt. Enjoyable.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma shows notes of toffee, berry and fruity hops. Flavor shows pretty much the same with an underlying herbal note and light florals. Overall body is light to moderate and finishes with light bitterness.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBWG 2011. Pours clear orange/amber, thin off-whie head, spotty lacing. Nose is caramel, spice, red fruits. Flavours of spice, toffee-fruit. Kinda herbal. Meh.
Sledutah (6975) - Utah, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared during a RBWG stop at the Az Wine Co for some great food and beers
Appearance: Clear amber with a big white head and good lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts and caramel and fruity
Taste: Sweet malts, caramel, toffee and some nice hop bitterness
Nice, easy drinking.
douglas88 (8339) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at AZ Wine. Pours a deep red/brown color with a medium tan head. A nice rich fruity hop and caramel nose. The flavor is very nice; super drinkable, loads of fruity and citrus hops, Cascade comes in big time, some caramel and toasted malt balance. This trip had a lot of nice Amber Ales.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-brown, beige cover. Hoppy herbal aroma, toasty malt. Taste is floral, herbal hops, toasted malt, light bitter. Nice
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a clear copper body with a large beige head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange rind, and toasted caramel. Creamy medium body is well carbonated. Taste is well balanced but on the hoppy side for style. Crystal, Cascade, and Simcoe work well here and impart a mintiness to along with the citrus. Toasted caramel barely balances. Very tasty and goes down easy.