Cows9 (41) - Dumont, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark tan to amber in color with a real frothy head. Smells like roasted malt and a bit of caramel. Hops dominate the taste. Beer tastes a bit bitter at first but as your taste buds adjust you can taste a nice roasted malt flavor. A bit soapy on the finish. Nice beer.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 Rerate: May 27, 05
This isn’t as good as I remember it being. Aroma is floralish. Flavor is full of floral hints. I can sense some malt in the beginning, and it ends with a sort of coffee bitterness. Still pretty good, but not quite as great as I remembered it being.
First Rate: Poured a dark amber color with a good white head. I smell a little fruit...sweet...a fresh smell. Nice. The taste is of floral, some hoppy bitterness, and very well balanced. Delicious! Initial taste has more maltiness, while the finish is slightly dominated by a hoppy bitterness. After tasting this, I am very impressed. I got better quality than I thought I would...I will drink this again most definitely! A definite must try if you like this type of brew. I hope this rating helps. I’m going to watch Inspector Gadget now. 4.0 overall.
Eructoblaster (3418) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 650ml. Deep amber/copper body topped with a lasting average beige frothy head. Wonderful roasted malt aroma with a good presence of hops (Cascade & Golding), brown sugar and spices. Texture is mild, and taste is dominated by hoppiness. Lively carbonation and a long and lasting hoppy finish. This is a superb sample of American Amber Ale.
lamas (1468) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Sea Otter Red Ale bottle. Pours a deep amber with small dark-tan head that leaves some lace. Aroma is of sweet, sugary malts, some fruits and a touch of hops. Taste leans toward the malty side with a nice tangy fruitiness. A little bit of a sweet malty backbone with a bitter hoppy finish. Average beer.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, medium-dark, orange-brown color, with a medium light brown head. Slightly fruity, sweet nose (I think from the hops). Pretty sweet, citrus (grapefruity) taste. The hops I think overpower the malts a good bit. Creamy-smooth, slightly dry finish. Yum.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a big off white head. Balanced flavour and aroma of malt with fruity hops. A good all around beer.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange-red with tan head. Aroma grapefruity nutty cardamomy goodness. Flavor of tasty malts and mid-roast grains. Creamy body, smooth creamy IPA finish.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a big tan head. Light fruit and coffee aroma. Taste is malty with a hint of hops. Not a hoppy as I had planned for. Creamy mouthfeel. Decent.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
A bit of chocolate, a bit of malts. Low in hops for american brews, good balance. Some fruits and hops in finish have a resemblance of norhtern English brews.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate malt aroma with fair green, leafy, resinous hops. Opaque amber-brown with thin cover of lasting white head. Fair bitterness with some dark malts and a slight citrus character. Perhaps not enough malt to support the hoppiness for my taste. Altogether a bit thin with medium-light body and moderate carbonation that prickles the tongue. Bottle (Winooski Beverage Warehouse - Dec. 2004).