evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ported from one of my early BA reviews.
It’s, well, amber. Fairly clear and on the reddish side if you look at it facing a light source. A ring of bubbles around the glass, but otherwise no head.
Sweet, almost like a kind of caramel candy. There’s a tiny bit of hops bitterness in the background when you really take a whiff, but malt dominates for sure.
Semi-sweet, very much makes you think of something in the 50-60L crystal malt range. The malt flavor really dominates, with the hops subtly adding a slight bitterness and filling out the back end.
If you close your eyes, ignore the flavor, and just think about texture, the first thing to come to mind is milk. Not quite as thick as cream, but fuller than a standard ale.
Reasonable. I can certainly drink one of these, I could probably drink two, but the flavor is complex enough that I might need a break. Oddly enough, I feel like my break could be heavier as easily as it could be lighter.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear red amber with sticky lacing. Very light aroma of caramel & brown sugar. Medium bodied palate is a little thin at the back;decent bitterness and a burnt caramel type flavor.
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In taster from brewery. Looks like hazy amber. Smells like cascade. Tastes like cascade on the front palate then warm amber malts on the sides. Overall 7 of 10.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ PC. Dark red orange appearance with a cream colored head. Caramel malty aroma with medium piney hops. Fairly piney, bitter hoppy flavor over a mild to medium caramel malty body.
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a really good smooth amber with a fair amount of hops to please me. I had this one many times with my dinner and it’s always fresh and satisfying. I recommend this one to all amber lovers.
BlackForestCO (975) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Poured a deep amber-brown color with a thin off-white head that left some light lacing. Sweet, toasty aroma with soft hints of caramel paired with some lightly piny, earthy hops. Brash, toasty entry dominates the flavor for the most part with some caramel trying to peak through before the moderately bitter, earthy hops take hold and linger into the finish. Moderate carbonation and average mouth feel. Overall, this beer is probably decent, I just really am not a fan of the abrasive toasted grain flavors found in this beer.
HonkeyBra (3113) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF. Dark amber pour. Some hops in the aromaToasty flavor with some hops. Pretty average amber. Forgettable, even.
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shaker pint pour at the brewpub. Pour is dark golden brown, nice off white head. Aroma of toasty slightly sweet, biscuit maltiness with decent hop bitter behind that. Taste is the nose, slight sweet, biscuit malt, hop bitterness. At the end, there is a nice burnt roasty element. Palate medium to thin, drinkable with a lot of character. Nice amber.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on tap at Summit Brewfest in Colorado Springs). Pours a cloudy amber color. Medium size tan head. Average balance of malt and hops. Moderate carbonation. Light bitterness.
lb4lb (2215) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich amber color with a light beige head. Smell is nicely hoppy and fruity. Nice . Taste is a bit milder but still fruiy and pleasantly hoppy, but with a light bitterness compared to the smell. Medium to light bodied and normal carbonation. Pretty good.