RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours extremely dark with a very dark ruby color to it. Whatever head is there after a very firm pour quickly goes away. Nose is firm wood, nut, and caramel. Lots of deep red wood mostly though. Flavor is a faint, but noticeable nut on top of a robust leafy and woody character with a strongly pronounced sweetness. Feel is fairly syrup like on the liquid and low on the carbonation. Overall very drinkable. A good brew. A bit lacking it seems in certain areas, but still pleasurable.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber and reddish. Thin lacing, thin body with malt sweetness taste. Good carbonation.
duffman462 (173) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice coffee color. Chocolate and dates on the nose. Body is nice chocolate malt, balanced with some fruit flavors, and just a bit of hop bitterness. Very refresing and enjoyable brew!
Suttree (4744) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s Amber. Dark amber, one might say. Thin beige head. Earthy, sweetish aroma - molassess, maybe? Some mild hop crispness at first, then some nice smooth sweet notes. Some caramel and chocolate hiding in there, too. Perhaps some herbal notes, as well.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a retaining creamy tan head that laces and mahogany color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate/molasses, roasty. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, roasty, nutty, some smoke, hint of hops bite.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color with a tan head. Aroma is light roast and chocolatey malts. Flavor is mostly a pleasant subtle sweetness with an incredibly smooth finish. It also has light to medium carbonation and is not heavy at all. A sessionable dar ale. It reminded me more of a brown than an amber.
jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer. A complete and total standard bearer. I can never go wrong with this beer. When I want a darker quaff without the heaviness I reach for this six-pack. Maritime has NEVER let me down. Whether I am at the brew pub or buying from an outlet, I have never had beer from them that makes think I shouldn’t be enjoying my choice. Long Live Maritime!!!
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
very dark for an amber, heavy lacing sticks to the sides of the glass. light flavor for the color and aroma. dark ale implies heavy, but ends up as a good roasty session beer.
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the Jolly Roger in Seattle. Subtlety is the name of the game for this (amber?) ale. Had a smoothness that couldn’t be beat. One of my favorites from Maritime.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to skyview for sharing. Dark brown color with a nutty nose I could smell from a foot away. Strong cereal grain flavors with a nutty undertone.