Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful deep amber color with a very low small white head that fades fast. Aroma has a touch of citrus to the nose with a low Maris or Munich toasted presence. Flavor begins with a citrus hit first, then a dry, light toasted malt flavor takes over. Fairly one dimensional on the flavor but pretty good. Body is light/modest in density with almost zero carbonation and a light dryness to the finish. Overall not too bad for an amber as I typically don’t care too much for the style. No harsh grainy/metallic flavors that can be found in non-ideal brews of the style.
AirForceHops (5783) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from a trade. Color is deep, dirty crimson. Smell is Earthy, woody hops with some caramel malts. Tastes just like it smells with a secondary nutty flavor. Medium body, with mild carbonation. Has a hop bitterness that just doesn’t work with the Sweetness and wood. Not terrible just not my type of thing.
Travlr (19935) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber briwn color, thick tan head. Aroma and taste both have lightly burnt caramel and toast. Not bad.
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty good amber actually. THe flavor is a bit weak but the aroma is nice and bready.
chandler0201 (650) - 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 (688) - 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 (5328) - 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 (5724) - 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 (8014) - 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