stevoj (2382) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colored on our with small silky beige head. Aroma is hops and malt, nicely blended. Taste follows the same pattern with some fruit sweetness. Mouthfeel is heavy and slick, pleasant aftertaste. Vastly underrated, this one.
firemarshal (179) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into snifter. Opaque dark amber in color. Nose is very pleasing and includes honey, floral, light citrus, caramel malt, and doughy aromas. Taste is very nice, with bready sweet malt flavor up front with a nice herb balance. It belies the high abv. Full bodied, thick feel, average carbonation, medium dry finish. To articulate it properly: Me likey ;)
Drinker33 (1) - - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love Eye of the Hawk! The amber color is right in tune with the season. Tastes slightly sweet. Great finish also.
fonefan (36362) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ The Danish Summer Gathering, TSODRBSG13 ].
Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, sweet malt, light fruity. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average duration, sweet malt, marzipan malt, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
rnadi1 (1) - - NOV 17, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a strong full bodied amber ale that carries well its 8% ABV. The finish is bitter similar to an IPA. Thumbs up !
Wittales (660) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance was cloudy deep gold with creamy tight white diminishing 1/2 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are malt forward with caramel, toffee, Belgian sugars with hints of spice and herbal hops, no alcohol. Taste are malt driven with sweetness upfront, tobacco, leather, then herbal, spicey hops, mild alcohol. Palate was soft smooth creamy CO2 with medium-full body, lasting off balanced finish. Starts off well but lacks complexity and balance.
monk191 (1124) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent, not great. Pours a clear orange with a light white head. Smells very fruity. Taste is very malty up front, with a bitter finish. A little bit malt liquor. Had in the bottle.
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hallinghansen (2120) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2013. Medium amber body with a small offwhite head. caramel, hops, light alcohol notes.
VinegarStroke (287) - Napa, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: light brown. Cloudy. Light white head. Lifted malt. Caramel. Toffee. Dominated by malt and little hops influence. Medium sweet palate. Low to medium bitterness. Not sour. Heavy but not roasted. Very confectionary profile. Weight but simple and lacks balance. Not fresh. Short and heavy. Cooked not roasted. Sour aromatic profile.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has no freshness date or abv%.
Appearance: From the pour I got a tall creamy off white colored head. This covers a deep amber brew with good clarity. As I drank the tall head slowly faded out to just a light ring around the edge of the glass which left a little slick lacing.
Smell: There is a rich malty character in the nose with a mix of bready and candy like notes. Hop notes are slight and way off in the background.
Taste/Palate: The flavor matches the aroma with a sweet candy like, almost fruity malt base. Inside there is a well hidden abv and some mild floral/spicy German lager like hop notes. It finishes smooth and feels smooth (somewhat slick) on the palate with soft carbonation.
Notes: This is a well made ale with a well hidden 8%abv that can sneak up on you.