scoth (462) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear brown with a medium beige head, fine lacing. Aromas of pine, nuts, toast, and chocolate. Medium-light body, creamy and zesty, lightly dry. Little sweetness, a hint of citrus, then a lasting medium bitter finish. Very drink
able. Big and interesting for an amber.
raradel (312) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better reds I have had, really nice balance with good hop profile balanced by the sweet malt. Nice body for the style with great lacing. Highlights are the flavor and the balance for sure.
beerandbeyond (608) - ISRAEL - DEC 15, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap sample at the brewery.
Deep copper color with a nice off white head.
Toasty malt aroma, some nuts and spicy earthy hops.
Super nutty flavors, light cocoa, mild roastiness, medium bitterness, juicy caramel malt and faint dried fruits.
Refreshing, dry, long bitter finish, drinkable and good.
tastybeer (1572) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is amber with a beige head, good retention/some lace. Aroma of pine, caramel, toast, citrus, earth. Taste is moderately bitter, pine, toast, earth. Palate is drier, soft, oily, bitter finish. Decent enough, but not much different from Fat Tire and inferior to the old Hoptober.
Hatzilla (14) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark amber/brown. Aroma consists of caramel, chocolate, nuts and earthy citrus. Taste is medium bitter. Palate is lively with medium body and creamy texture. Not my favorite style but well made and easy to drink. Cheers!
RobertDale (2832) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear dark amber with a small biege head. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus, and pine, Taste is caramel malt, citrus, grain, roast, and pine. Easy to drink.
b3shine (4189) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deuce to pint. Looks good; a mostly opaque amber with off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of bitter hops and amber malt. Average on the palate. Enjoyable.
backdaft (180) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark ruby red/brown color. Nice lasting beige head that has good lacing too. Strong aromas of burnt toast, hops, and citrus. Taste is even more bold. Nice and hoppy, with the roasted barley and caramel malts making this one really shine. Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation. Amber is def not my fav style, but I’m really enjoying this beer this season.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, citrus, chocolate, and toffee. Flavor of caramel, nuts, bread, citrus, light pine, grain, and cocoa with a dry, moderately bitter finish.
decaturstevo (4614) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and light medium resiny hop aroma. Flavor is caramel malt, a light almost smoky flavor. Nice resiny bitter finish. Medium body and good carbonation. Pretty tasty amber.