22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Kylie’s pizza in Fremont, Seattle. Pours a dark brown-black with just noticeable ruby highlights. Little to no head that is dark-beige. Aroma is of subtle roast and dark fruit. Tastes like a very smooth porter with definite notes of roasted cocoa, medium coffee, and dark toffee. There is some bitterness but no other distinguishing hop characteristics. Definitely smooth and mellow with a moderate alcohol level. A decent example of the rapidly becoming harder-to-find dark ales.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark ruby red color with golden amber edges and a half finger off white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Sweet malt aroma with subtle earthy hops. Hints of rye, caramel and toffee as well as some hazelnut and grassy hops. Kind of bland really.
Medium bodied with a crisp hop bite up front that lingers over the sweet malt notes into a slightly dry finish. Spicy with subtle dryness. Decently bitter but nicely balanced by sweet malt backbone that has hints of caramel, rye and toffee.
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, vanilla notes, flowers, malt and hops.
NachlamSie (2749) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap at the Wild Rose. Pours brown with amber tints and a good head. Aroma is malty with notes of toffee, dark chocolate, bread and nuts. Flavor is smooth with emphasis on malts. Tastes nutty with mild roasty qualities and a biscuity finish. I am shocked to see this is an amber ale. I guessed brown ale or even brown porter.
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, vanilla and caramelish. Smooth, dark roasted and toffee dry malty flavoured. Bitter and dry malty into the finish. Ends dry and light roaated.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Galway Arms on the ave in the U district.
Appearance was pretty dark but not thick. Carbonation present, and a tiny head. I thought it was interesting that the head seemed to grow as time went on. There’s a nice lacing as well.
Aroma was sweet and almost milky. Lot’s of fruit presence, both sweet and dark. Honey and caramel.
Taste wasn’t at all what the aroma leads you to believe, it’s a bit bland and pretty heavy carbonation. It seemed a bit too bitter for my liking.
Palate was decent. Pretty drinkable. Lots of carbonation, but there’s little lasting tastes.
Overall its something I would have to be in the mood for. It’s not bad but it’s nothing great either. It’s like the girl you see, think she’s pretty and start to talk to her, and you realize there’s nothing about her that interests you besides her looks.
TomTiedemann (251) - Levittown, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at El Goucho in Bellevue. poured a dark brownish amber color. aroma was filled with malts and roasted malt. light caramel colored head that was lacey. taste was flavorful of roasted hops/malts combined. interesting brew and was decent on tap
boFNjackson (4124) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Jolly Roger... Poured deep, dark mahogany with a beige-ish head. Aroma had roasted, nutty malt. Moderate body, malt forward with hints of hazelnuts, soapy esters.
SirADNielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Jolly Roger Taproom. Amber brown appearance with an off white head. Toasty, toffee, caramel, espresso nose. Slightly roasty, toasty, toffee, light espresso, caramel malty flavor. Another solid one by these guys.
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewrey on 8-4-10. A dark amber to brown color. This beer has potential. It is malty, balanced bitter, touches of toasty/roast character and a touch of hops. Not too bitter without being overly sweet or caramely. I found it to be a bit muddy in that the beer seemed unfocused. Not a bad session ale, but not completely memorable as well.