Travlr (13301) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This sounded like an odd concoction, and it lived up to expectations. Cask at Churchkey. Very cloudy copper colored with no head to speak of. Aroma of dilute Starbuck’s. Taste was pretty similar, light coffee. No balance, no complexity.
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2010 Bottle. Pours a cloudy, light-brown with a thin, fizzy off-white head. Loads of espresso - dark, bitter espresso - in the aroma. Wow, flavor is kind of ridiculous. Wouldn’t expect this out of an amber, but I suppose it works alright. Tons more espresso, quite bitter, some light sweetness, moderate roast. Sweetness comes in a bit during the tail and finish. Medium body, light carbonation. Really, really interesting, and pretty good as well - I just wouldn’t drink more than one of these.
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Medium beige head atop clear brown-red body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, strong coffee. Medium body, light coffee acidity. Surprisingly tasty.
bhensonb (11510) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from some store in San Diego! Pours hazy amber with a slight, but foamy, off-white head. Damn, if it doesn’t smell like espresso. Medium body with mild, foamy carbonation. Flavor starts espresso, moves to a suggestion of chocolate, heads towards coffee, and seems to finish with a caramel touch - and then the espresso coffee aspect begins again. I’d say the coffee used is pretty good coffee.
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@NH Brewers Fest–on tap-pours a retaining thin tan head and copper color. Aroma is espresso. Taste is espresso-medium/dark malt, erthy hops bite.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Espresso Amber Ale
Date: October 27, 2009
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: rich coffee aroma with a background caramel sweetness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of caramel sweetness, balancing bitter coffee richness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Lubiere (10452) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear brown ale with a dark creamy thick moka head. A pleasant aroma of espresso coffee, nuts, and milk chocolate, very pungeant. In mouth, intense coffee and bitter chocolate, burned notes, dry malt. Surprising. Tasted on Jan. 1 2009.
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a hazy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, coffee, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, coffee, light earthiness and light wood with a smooth lingering coffee finish.
Theydon_Bois (9929) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Ginger Man, NYC, 18/05/13.
Clear chestnut brown with a thin beige head.
Nose is tiramisu, sugars, caramel, hops, biscuit notes.
Taste comprises espresso coffee, malt, biscuit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dryish finish.
Good stuff - how to make an amber ale tasty and interesting, coffee it up !
hopscotch (9519) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Beautiful deep copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. Scrumptious, caramel and espresso bouquet with undertones of maple syrup and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with textured carbonation. Malty, delicious beer, but hopped up just enough to slant a tad toward the bitter side of balance. Moderately bitter, mocha finish. Great beer; nice surprise.