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.
574deadzone (1027) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a mostly clear dark amber-ruby with a decent sized khaki head, leaving some soapy, clingy lace. Nose involves caramel, biscuits, some toast, some pine, some earth, some raisin. Fairly sweet, somewhat bitter. Medium to full bodied, soft carb, with a medium toasty finish. A decent brew, drinkable, but it needs something. Whiskey perhaps?
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ brewery. Light caramel malt aroma. Clear amber with a small off-white head. Toasty caramel malt flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.
geeklimit (169) - USA - AUG 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a coffee amber with a quickly fading foam head. Aroma is a caramel malt. Malty taste gives way to a toasted follow through. Sticky mouth feel with a light malt aftertaste.
quinndave88 (19) - Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I very much liked this ale. Not the smoothest ale Iíve ever had, but very nice taste. Iíll definitely go back and pick up e few more bottles.
maxwelldeux (3551) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose isnít too strong - I can get a little bit of caramel and toasty maltiness to it, but little else. Taste is definitely toasty and very slightly burnt, with the maltiness coming throughout the drink.
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Deep amber body. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of husky, toasted grain with light citrus and pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A mild amber ale with husky grain in the aftertaste. Unimpressive.
Narnad (1458) - 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 donít care too much for the style. No harsh grainy/metallic flavors that can be found in non-ideal brews of the style.
AirForceHops (3116) - 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 doesnít work with the Sweetness and wood. Not terrible just not my type of thing.
Travlr (11132) - 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 (7308) - 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.