unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Pisgah. Amber color. Aroma of amaretto, toasted almonds, caramel malts. Flavor of toasted grains. SESSION BEER!!! I love it. (3905)
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown with lacy white head. Earthy aroma. Light body, dry finish. Not bitter, not sweet, ends up being a nice palate cleanser. Based on the ratings I had low expectations, but this is quite nice, and very unique.
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle via NC trade. Thanks, John! Pours a clear amber on the lighter end of the spectrum with a small off-white head. A later pour was cloudy from sediment in the bottom. The aroma is earthy, leafy, toasty, and nutty; good balance. The flavor brings the same four primary characteristics. Hops are present, very leafy and earthy, with some toasty and amber malts. Light-bodied, with a clean, earthy mouthfeel that finishes toasty and has moderate carbonation. Really nicely done.
drfabulous (4708) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle shared, that probably came from Bruisin Ales. Dark amber with caramel and sugar. Very tasty and a top notch amber.
HighlanderOne (1062) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at olive or twist in Asheville. Caramel malt aroma. Clear dark amber with lacing. Caramel, butterscotch, roasted malt flavors, just barely some hops and smoke. Easy drinkability. Clean fresh feel. Not bad.
chinchill (2901) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Consumed at the May 2011 LEAF Festival, about 1 mile from the brewery.
A dark, slightly hazy amber color with a small head that had very good retention. It smelled mainly of lightly toasted malt. Has a rich toasted malt flavor with a nice touch of hops. Crisp with excellent (moderate) carbonation. A medium bodied and smooth ale.
O- An excellent amber ale, with more hop balance and less caramel malt sweetness than average.
Cybercat (3981) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Comes out of the tap a transparent mahogany with a thick, fine-bubbled light tan head. Strong, malty aroma has fruity and subtle hoppy undertones. Satisfying malty flavor has hints of caramel and cloves. Texture is fairly fizzy, if thin. If not outstanding, still worth ordering a crater.
DrSilverworm (8336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can, thanks to Alicia M for sharing! Sticker-on-can. Amber-red color. Half hazy, with fine particles suspended in the body. Thin off-white head, leaving decent bits of lace. Nice toasty and caramel malt. Lightly spicy. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Good hop balance to this, mild earthiness. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation with a dry finish. Pretty nice amber ale -- good bitter balance to this.
woodychevy (619) - - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the can. Pretty drinkable, but just not that exciting. Considering it was brewed as a session ale for an outdoor summer arts festival it’s probably about right, but hard to get excited about. Pours about right for an amber- slightly cloudy, almost copper. Decent, thick white head and lacing. Taste is on the malty side- toffee, caramel, earthy. Drinks smooth with some balance/ citrus/ acid from hops but definitely on malty side. Finishes smooth. Average and not that interesting, but totally drinkable.
Suttree (5474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
darker than what I consider amber - more of a mahogany, I think. Nice aroma of caramel and dark bread. Surprisingly full bodied. Very bready - pumpernickel, maybe. Crisp finish.