emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft ay Carolina Ale House. Roasty caramel aroma. Deep copper color. Large off white head. Well balanced beer. Not overly malt and only slightly Roasty taste. One of my favorite amber ales.
jsmerig (1310) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roasted maple. Taste is smoked and toasted dark malt with a touch of raspberry. The malt sweetness is quickly offset by peppery hops, resulting in a clean crisp finish.
bth122 (1318) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a copper color, smaller head. Aroma of caramel malts and toffee. Med/lite sweetness, slight bitter. Good balance. Smooth.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
an ok little creamy beer. Refreshing on an hot afternoon in downtown greensboro, bit lacking in palate and character but did alright in a warm NC afternoon
HighlanderOne (1046) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2014 On tap at Packs tavern. Faint malt aroma. Pretty amber opaque, some lacing.
Toasted malt flavor with nut and toffee notes. Creamy feel. Not bad.
emacgee (4271) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clean copper amber with one finger of sticky off white head. Nose is grainy with some sweetness and herbal hop character. Lots of off flavors, grassy with some diacetyl. Grainy, with some bitterness.
TomDecapolis (4603) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a mostly translucent amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and hint of spicy hops. Flavor of toffee, nuts and caramel. Hints of some spicy hop notes. But mostly a toffee malty beer.
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at He’s Not Here in Chapel Hill. Clear amber in color with a small but lasting white head. The aroma is caramel malts, toffee, and biscuit, rather bready with only mild hop presence. Caramel malts on the flavor with biscuit and toffee and maybe some mild citrusy hops, although they are faint. Medium body with average carbonation. This beer fits the definition of "average" - nothing exciting about it but nothing offensive.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Natty Greenes, Greensboro NC on 13 July 2006 (noted at 4.8%). More copper than amber in colour. There’s a restrained flowery hop character and a touch of caramel malt. Clean and easy drinking. Less happening here than the APA. Respectable enough but not very inspiring.
PickettsCharge (89) - USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown, no much nose, toasted taste with bit of bite on the tail end. Good beer