SuperDave (1933) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with a fizzy head. Light toasted malt and light hop finish. An okay amber ale.
Doppelganger (1385) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, one of several very generous bonus bottles from my trade with Douglas88. Thanks! Warm amber, lots of butter colored fine head. Dry biscuit aroma along with an odd rusty nails quality, musty hay. Very dry toasty malt with a blood metallic edge. A twist of smokey grapefruit pith in the finish. Refreshing, but otherwise kind of odd. Wondering if this might have a bit of infection: oddly phenolic in a way that seems like bacteria may be at work.
mikey (464) - farmington, Utah, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured on tap an amber hue with an off-white head that faded quickly. The nose was of burnt caramel and flowery hops. The flavor starts malty with a little nuttiness. Dry biscuit comes next. and finishes dry with a little citrus rind. Itís ok. A slightly above average amber.
ditmier (1509) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 Bottle - Thanks be to douglas88, slight aroma, amber colour, small frothy head, flavour on the front end of toasty malt, fleeting hop bitterness. The taste completely falls off on th back end, but the carbonation picks it up nicely. This was a nice treat...
robinvboyer (2576) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
surprise bottle from Douglas88.
nice amber pour, good head, retention, and lacing. Interesting aroma, some nice hopping, good malt, very well balanced. Very nice earthy flavour, some good grassy notes, and a nice bitter finish. Wicked session ale.
rayg1 (525) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In interesting one Douglas send my way, thanks man! Pours out a deep brownish red with almost no head to it. Aroma is surprising as it was more bitter than I expected, no pine or citrus i the aroma of hops just bitterness. Maybe a touch of sweetness there at the end. Taste is very malty and doughy with a hint of sweet caramel. Pretty hoppy for an amber and I have to say I canít complain about that, a pretty decent beer here.
douglas88 (4459) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2008 Bottle. Pours a dark red/brown with a thin white head. The aroma is mostly caramel and hops. The taste is a nice balance of piny hops and a dry caramel malt. A nice amber ale.
Beerdedone (2343) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus, via my west coast connection. Pours orange with no head. Aroma of fruit, pine, and caramel malts. The flavor is bitter, yeasty, and caramel.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one, from his west coast connection. Pours orange/red with almost no head at all. Aroma of fruit, hops, and caramel malts. The flavor is mildly hoppy, caramel, and biscuity, no fruit in flavor. Decent brew.
oldrtybastrd (3228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber color. Aromas of hops, caramel, and a hint of citrus. Flavor is malty with a touch of nuts and chocolate finished with some mild hop action.