pictoman (803) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the tap (note: ordered the Tankenstein which is 7.2% abv and around 70IBU (approx 25 higher than the tank house) but it listed it as an alias to the Tank House). Golden copper with off white head. Fruity candied caramel malt with resiny hops. Dryish finish.
plaugher (272) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into an English pint. Pours a clear reddish-amber, with light head, some lacing. Nose of caramel, light spiciness; caramel malt richness, some hop and a pleasant, bitter finish. Malty and a bit creamy. Quite good.
JanosX (44) - - FEB 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful copper/ Amber color. Smooth. Very smooth, with a beautiful texture. Flavours of sweet toffee, with a light spice on the finish.
Patrickctenchi (4980) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown with a small beige head.
Caramel, orange scent.
Creamy orange and caramel malts...
Sweet and creamy malts with a slightly peppery/peel bitter.
shrubber85 (9140) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Milky orange caramel malt and light orange peel aroma. Sweet creamy orange caramel malt and lightly bitter orange peel flavor. Smooth body. Not a typical APA - very malty. Pleasant.
Potts (9) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very enjoyable. Nice smooth malty taste. Lingering finish but it's pleasant. Will drink again.
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gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Transparent copper/amber body. Malty, some caramel and toffee, but also a big hop presense. Reminiscent of a really hoppy vienna, or a real west coast APA.
matstr (18) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, nuts, brown, coppery colour, medium bitterness, long finish, very flavourful brew. I would recommend it!
RD400F (219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to nonic glass, the beer pours a transparent red-amber with not much head. The aroma is odd....spices, pez candy, licorice....strange stuff. Taste is typical of a red ale with the balance more toward hop than malt with some spice in the background. The palate is ok, watery and not very complex but quite refreshing....carb is decent too. Overall...Iíve had worse but...not my thing. Boring really.
HippyHop (477) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Itís been a while since my masochism has led me to try a Mill Street offering, so I thought why not try out their flagship beer? Itís got solid ratings, how bad can it be? Well, as usual itís not so much that itís a bad beer, itís just nothing like what they claim it to be, which drinks me flippin bonkers. This is a solid, tasty AMBER ALE, thatís it. Hops are most certainly not the "most dominant character". I get more Cascade aroma out of Keithís Hops series. Thereís no "assertive hop flavour, aroma and bitterness"; thereís a hint of the two former, and a modicum of the latter. And if the brewmaster developed this recipe 20 years ago and itís still his favourite, I think Iím beginning to understand why Iím so routinely underwhelmed by these guys.
Note: my rating is based on what this beer CLAIMS to be. If it called itself an Amber, or even an Altbier, or a friggin EPA, Iíd probably give it a 3ish. But since this beer is a big fat phony, as most of their beers seem to be, Iím giving it a 2.5. But I SHOULD give it a damn 0.