NachlamSie (2608) - 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 (29418) - 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 (1245) - 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 (4001) - 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.
NielsenRatings (8096) - 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.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of brewdad. Pours mahogany/brown with a thin off white head. Smells of earth, tea, some caramel. Tastes of caramel, some peppery hints, earth, some sage notes.
bhensonb (10162) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottleworks. Pours rather cola color with a foamy beige head. Aroma is light roast malt, light meaning not a lot, but the roast is pretty dark. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is not quite burnt malt with a good dose of floral/grassy hop. Finishes burnt malt bitter. Not harsh, just burnt. Seems to get a lot of floral in the finish. Really good.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20