VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly minty notes (probably the juniper) and some coffee hints on the nose. Deep brown color with pronounced amber hues, soapy medium tan head. Flavor is dark chocolate with cacao nib pieces, juniper spice is noticeable in the bitterness and subtly in the taste. Medium body, good carbonation, finishes with an herbal snap. Was expecting to be overwhelmed with juniper and was not. It is an excellent interplay of what can normally be a strong spice in the depth of other flavors. Unique yet familiar--nicely executed.
donandres (375) - , Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster glass from the brewery
Sight: amber, clear, medium head, some lacing
Smell: good, not a lot
Feel: medium carbonation, abrupt finish
OA:good beer, repeat: yes, look forward: No
Drank: 10/1/2016 4:00 PM
AgentAle (1544) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is rich sweet malts, caramel, fig, and slight hickory. Taste is a fairly thick chewy chocolate, caramel and molasses. Appearance a clear dark amber with a medium fluffy head that retains very well.
NeilinSeattle (32) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma teases but the body doesn’t quite deliver. Still a good example of an amber ale, currently one of the best in Seattle.
JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and malty. Very light on the juniper. The finish is a little metallic but still smooth. Pretty good overall.
stevoj (4033) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler from Albertsons. Seeing a wide variety of scores here, and I’ll go with the downside, average at best, with a flat metallic finish. Might be closer to a brown ale than an amber, but that wouldn’t improve any scores....
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yech. This had a bitter and absolutely unappealing taste. Heavy malts and syrup with some burnt notes and berries.
newtabularasa (2) - - OCT 6, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Complex, delicious, no off flavors at all. Good mouthfeel, I kept taking extra ’tastes’ because it was soo good. One of my favorites!
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Odin Tap Room. Dark amber colored beer with off-white foam. Lots of caramel malt and herbal qualities. A touch of roast, dark cocoa, and toasted bread. Some leafy floral and earthy hop character as well. Light bitterness to the flavor. Sort of a cereal sweetness as it sits for a bit.
notyoursitsmin (10) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color. Malty in taste with very subtle juniper berry flavor. Great smell to the beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3639) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from a 6 pack. The aroma on this is very nice. Sweet, caramel, roasted maltiness with a little fruity acidity. A little nutty, too. Transparent dark amber body with a tan-yellow head present. Starts with a rather toasted and roasted malt character. Light underlying cereal, too. I get a little spice character from the juniper berries, but really not much. Finishes with a more toasted cereal (cheerios) maltiness. This is pretty tasty.