rondphoto (2551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear dark amber with a long-lasting 1" off-white head, wide bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt that is immediately balanced by mild hops and carbonation. Unpretentious brew, but quite drinkable with enough taste to satisfy.
Fatehunter (1480) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw colored body.
The aroma is rich caramel and malt. Nice.
The taste is lots of caramel sweetness balanced out by mild lemon bitterness. Good profile.
The texture is smooth with lower carbonation.
Excellent balance and drinkability.
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap. Beautiful copper color, clear, its medium head fades to a little collar. Good lacing, nice light and malty aroma. Nice crispy taste, pretty balanced but it errs towards hoppy and thin on the palate. It’s totally respectable as an amber ale.
nealblind (972) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light Brown pour some tan head. Aroma of sawdust, malt bomb. Tastes pine caramel sharp acidity. Unrefined and overrated.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark Reddish Brown, Medium Head Did Not Last, Decent Lacing. Faint Malt Aroma. Malt, Slightly Sweet, Stale Hops, Bitter Finish. Medium Body, Slightly Buttery, Creamy. No Dates, Probably Slightly Out Of Date. Still Drinkable but ... Might Want To try It Fresh, Otherwise Pass It...
Daytonbeer (681) - Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with red hue, white head, and very little lacing. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel malts. Taste of blood orange and loaded with toasted malts.
bigtaster (688) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Oz bottle. Brown red body, off white head. Roasted barley and caramel nose. Smells like fresh wort. Smooth carbonation, taste are great caramel malt with slightly acidic finish. Flavors are less complex than I’m looking for but a solid red.
superspak (3076) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 6/12/2013. Pours slightly cloudy orange copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, grapefruit, orange zest, brown sugar, biscuit, floral, grass, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, grapefruit, orange zest, brown sugar, floral, grass, light pine, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, citrus, biscuit, floral, and light nuttiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of malt and hop flavors; with a very balanced hop/malt flavor profile and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body with a lightly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice amber ale. Good balance and robustness of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Chudwick (2292) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Advent beer #12 - 12oz bottle. Firestone walker was involved: expectations raised. Caramel and honey/floral. Sweet with slight bitter finish. Very easy to drink. Does not pair well with dry salami. Bitterness gets stronger with every sip.
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, caramel, resin, pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Taste of toasted malts, caramel and resin. Nice balance in the flavors.