Koskela (309) - Marysville, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells slightly malty and has a hint of hops. It was very lit for an amber but clear with a nice head. The taste is very sweet with a good hop flavor on the back side of the tounge. It seems way to swet and you get an alcohol feel on throat. Its very full bodied and crisp. Overall its to malty for an amber and not dark enough. But worth a try atleast
achtungpv (223) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dry, earthy hops. Burnt caramel up front. Frothy think mouth feel. It's decent but I won't revisit.
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BPal75 (29) - - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: toasted malt and dark fruit. Raisins and caramel
Appear: reddish copper. White head. No lacing
Taste: sweet toffee in the front. Bitter on the back. Cluster hops come through at the finish.
Palate: medium bodied. A bit cloying. Over carbonated.
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ChrisFields (81) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a thin head. Aroma is malty with some fruity notes. Taste mirrors the smell. Nice mild bitterness with a dry finish. Alcohol is well masked. Overall a fairly decent offering. Not my favorite style but good.
geologyguy (818) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark fruit smell, sweet malty dark fruit taste, some hops in there that kinda brings it down a bit, interesting mix though
dliberto (206) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from the bottle. Aroma consists of cereal, caramel, hops, and nuts. Taste is much the same. Slightly chewy, medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Solid beer
danielyabu (1290) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
average frothy white head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. translucent thick light amber body. aroma: alcohol, honey, flowers and light hoppy. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: moderate sweet bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation and heavy alcoholic finish. Aroma frutado. Dulçor frutado, alcoólico, lembrando um pouco de mel – saboroso, mas não dura muito. Amargor lupulado escalante entra em choque com forte e aquecido final alcoólico, que se sobrepõe a nuance inicial. 60 s
RodrigoPacheco (15) - - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An American Strong Ale red color of amber and caramel aroma has strong bitterness from start to finish. Unbalanced.
davidm (1977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice. Balanced. It’s, hoppy and malty, with spicy notes. Long lasting flavour.
Bork (355) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full-bodied heavily fruity ale with some alcohol in the nose and the chest. Pleasantly balanced flavors but noticeably strong.
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"this was one of my first experiences with a strong ale back in the day, and for a while was one of my favorites. still one of their better beers, although it’s slipped a bit. nice hop backbone and balance, pours dark amber...try a blackeye."