mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oaken Barrel Indiana Amber is a beautiful clear crimson with an initially great, but disapearing light brown head. The aroma is sweet and light with a nutty character and the flavor is very earthy and bitter. This is a great beer to taste for anyone in Indiana.
heemer77 (5187) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker copper body with a thick and long lasting medium khaki head. The aroma is sweet with oranges and some black tea. There is also a little bit of caramel. The taste is toasted almonds with some hints of bread crust. There is also a little bit of black pepper spice. The finish continues that spice with some cereal. Decent.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of stfun. Pours red with a white head. Smells of citrus, caramel, roses, some earthy hints. Tastes of sweet malt, citrus, some pepper, sugary. Some residual bitterness accompanies a nice dry finish.
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a cloudy amber color with nice enough white head. Good retention of the foam around the glass. Nose is fruity and hoppy, smells of strawberries ahnd plastic. Taste is bitter and astringent with a medium body. Finishes somewhat fruity, but also bitter in a wierd unpleasant way. We home brewed something like this once... and I poured the batch down the drain. Not a good beer IMHO.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Actually not too bad, wasn’t really expecting great things. Kind of a solid woody/organic flavor. Might call it bland for an amber, but it doesnt go anywhere it shouldnt.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice, mild amber. It has good taste but not the typical overpowering kick of some ambers. You could drink quite a few of these & still be in good shape.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark clear amber, fine beige head, bits of drippy lace,
sweet bready caramel malt aroma,
rich sweet viennia malt flavor with a nice nutty chocolate character, lots of grainy fresh bread, light hops provide great balance,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty and sweetish at the start, softly carbonated, doughy aroma. Finishes with minimal hops.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear, amber, with a moderate head. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Caramel flavors with a bit of a hoppy, fruity finish. Generally a pleasant departure from typical ambers.
gmcase (115) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 tap. So far the best amber that I have ever had. More nutty almost like a really good brown ale. Not usually a fan of ambers but I would actually have this one again. Looks like it doesn’t fair well in the bottle though.