rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour. Rich, hoppy aroma with notes of chocolate. Pretty dry from hops. Not very bitter, but musty hoppy, plus a little earthy and very flavourful.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light malty nose, with a light hoppy touch, some notes of butterscotch. Amber to reddish body with a small white head. Light hoppy flavor, with an earthy feel, very easy drinking.
joergen (25383) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel, grass and butterscotsch.
Flavour of malts, caramel, hops and butterscotsch.
ezra456 (39) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice coloring, dark copper/amber coloration. medium head with descent lacing. coffe, vanilla, raisin, and roated barley. very nice taste: a bit of raisin and vanilla starts it off with a great hoppy finish. moderate bitterness. overall, a great amber.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2005
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 mL brown bottle purchased from Armanetti’s, Mundelein, IL. Hazy dark amber hued ale having small diminishing off-white head with fair lacing. Intense aroma bouquet of fruity esters, raisin, toffee and toasted barley. No discernable carbonation. Full bodied that starts with slightly sweet malty flavor with notable fruitiness and toffee. Notable sharpness. Middles out with slightly hoppy flavor. Finishes dry with trace of nutty malt and lingering light hop bitterness. Similar to a Belgium-style ale. A very good hoppy beer with wonderful aroma.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - NOV 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A deep hazy brown color with a nice head to it. I thought this was an excellent brew. I tried it on thanksgiving with some elk steak and it hit the spot. I wish I could get Rogue brews in South Dakota but no such luck. One of the tastiest Amber Ale’s I’ve ever had.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber coloured, thin white head. Fruity, citric hoppy nose. Refreshing, bitter hoppy flavour. Some notes of peach. Great bitterness in finish.
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: This beauty pours a cloudy, deep mahogany color with a small head that leaves the party early. The aromas show a good balance of malts and hops. Other notes were sour wheat, oats and barley. The taste was awesome marked by a strong perfumy hop presence and a appropriately bitter aftertaste. The feel was creamy and smooth. I would call this yummy.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle with almost no head. A deep dark almost brown. Very thin tasting but with a a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. The first hint of carmel is ended with the strong hop taste.
tennisjoel (1315) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is sweet caramel with some citrusy undertones. As appearance goes, this is a beauty. Dark red with nice even long lasting head. Extremely well balanced! Nice and hoppy with some sweetness to balance it out. I like it very much. Makes me proud to be an American!