chandler0201 (640) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of caramel, roasted malts and some English hops. Flavor of semi-sweet caramel with slight bitterness on the back end. Very well balanced. About the most flavor you could ever hope for out of this style, well done.
wmubronco1992 (611) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a murky amber. Light tan head with good retention. Mild caramel aroma. Flavor of same. More bitter then sweet. Too much bitter for my idea of an amber.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2013 Guess what, it is amber. Nose is caramel malts, and very light hops, some stoast buscuit malts, toffee, a touch of roast. One demensional. Flavor is caramel malts, toasty, toffee, peanuts, pecans, and an earthy toasty/roasty malt shinanigan. Medium full body. A re-rate from draft. Still has too many malt flavors going.
BrewDad (4922) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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Amber in color, clear with a thin head. This was a amber ale thats for sure but no Barrel flavoring to speck of. Not the flavor i was looking for.
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown-red, quick tan head.
Scent is caramel...woody.
Taste is slightly nutty, smooth, a little roasted....very pleasant.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4275-20120128] 12floz bottle. Light grainy aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter sweet tree bark butter and leafy hops flavour. Medium body. Nice balance. (6/3/7+/4-/14) 3.4
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Aroma is caramel, Light hops, drk red in color. Taste is Carmel, semi sweet, high malt, moderate hops that give the beer a bite at the back end. Very well balanced. The beer had a nice froth head from start to finish, lots of lace. May be the best red I have had! Highly recommended
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Dogbrick (7959) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 02/09/2012. Clear dark amber pour with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Short stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt and hops. Light body with flavors of mild hops, caramel malt and toast. The finish is sweet with a short bready malt aftertaste. Average overall.
mikehanneman (55) - Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow..I can’t believe how low the ratings are for this GREAT RED ALE! Nice red ale flavor with a smooth finish. i don’t know how far out this ale goes for distribution, but it is brewed in a small city on Indiana. If you have the opportunity to pcik this beer up, do so. You will thank me!!
ContemplateBeer (1530) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of caramel/ almonds/ brown sugar/ apple. Appearance is dark amber with bone head. Flavor matches the nose with a moderate spruce/ nutty finish. Palate is bubbly and slightly chewy. Actually pretty good- one of the better amber ales I’ve had.