OldMrCrow (2161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Chuck’s.
I’ve been deeply impressed by a number of the Oakshire beers, so I thought this was worth the try despite being rather bored of the style. Reasonably well balanced, crystal malt and balanced if subdued hops, but without a spark that makes one sit up and take note.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in a bomber. Pours deep amber brown with a Lacey head. Quality brew that is smooth on the palate.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In bottle. Pours a dark golden amber colour with a decent white head. Aroma of yeast, grass, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Just a little thin but quite drinkable.
cgarvieuk (17335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottla at bow ... amber ... thin white head ... sweet yeasty toffee ... light vanilla nose ... little fizzy ... bitterr orange fruits ... soft toffee malt ... a decemt all rounder
bhensonb (12467) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours dark copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of warm toasted malt. Med body more or less. Flavor is a touch of chocolate, with toast malt and enough hop to taste. Maybe carob rather than chocolate. Finish is fairly dry, and it’s bitter enough for 30 IBUs. Certainly drinkable.
after4ever (6692) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a clear very dark brown. Loose tan head. Big sweet malty molasses nose. Creamy medium body with subdued carb. Molasses toast and caramel on the mid palate, along with a bit more tanginess than it really needs. Tangy sweet caramel finish.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber. less then average. Very strange butane like aroma and lingering after taste. won’t drink this again.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a small cream head. Aroma of pine, caramel, and bread. Flavor of caramel malt, pine, grain, and grass.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Amber Ale
Date: August 20, 2011
Appearance: clear dark amber, scant head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, earthy bitterness, touch of caramel sweetness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Deep dirty caramel, a little brownish, moderate sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Hefty grainy malt like aroma.   Slightly earthy.   I can already tell its not my style.   Has an organic like
flair when I take my first sip, earthy, soily, with the maltiness taking a backseat.   Mild sweetness, make that slight sweetness.   Needs more caramel malt like sweetness to counteract the earthy/soily graininess.   As it
warms the earthy/soily aspect becomes more prominant, further pushing me away.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Certainly feels heavy enough, not thin, but just isnt my type of maltiness.   Having Mac & Jacks
African Amber made only a few miles away has me spoiled.   This one is okay, but the graininess of the earthen/soil like malts just makes me want to put it down.