Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours brown with amber highlights and lasting thin tan head. The aroma is nutty and caramel along with malt roastiness. The taste is roasty malts mixing with yummy caramel and a bit of dark fruitiness. It then becomes nutty with mildly drying roasted maltiness and more caramel goodness into the finish. Way in the background is a very complimentary pin hop note. This is tasty.
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
purchased at wine a little in port orchard, washington.
pours dark with a red tint, thin tan head, some lacing.
smell is rag weed, slight roasted malt, cocoa, touch of spice.
taste is malt, thick, caramel, slight cocoa, touch of hops,
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours really dark for an amber, an opaque brown that absorbs light. Leaves a thin tannish head with good lacing. Aroma of deep malt with a nice bitter taste. Solid finish, but nothing in particular stands out.
Funknmilla (693) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Wild Rose...Dark ass brown....small foam on the pour....a little cocoa in the aroma...nice mild effervescence...nice easy going body....metallic smoky presence in flavor...a little roasted toasted presence of malts....sweet subtle maple and cocoa....coffee notes throughout aroma and flavor....so, mild, so easy to drink....very reminiscent of a porter
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 (175) - 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 (5255) - 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 (11213) - 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 (5624) - 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.