microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish-brown in color with a light tan head. Aroma, a touch floral, caramel. A hoppy bite with a malty caramel flavor to balance. A nice drying finish. More caramel as it begins to warm. I am usuallly not an amber fan...but, this one was real good.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A well made beer....full of sweet, caramel malts, rounded out exquisitely by the deep hop flavor. Finish was full and slightly bitter....another good beer from a great american brewer!
3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2004 Pours rich amber, malty aroma, but taste is completely bland. I'm not a fan of amber ales, and this one is the reason why. Rogue is such an excellent brewery, but some times things don't work. It seems like this beer was made not from a good idea and a good recipe, but just to have the staple "Amber" on the list. Blah. The fact that this beer is rated higher than Rogue Yellow Snow is a crime.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium body with a chocolately, roasted malt profile that is overlayed with a nice hop flavor. Bitterness at the finish is not excessive, and is quite piney.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy, fruit and candy aroma, reddish/brown, pours a medium sized toffee head, pretty lace. Malt, hops, cherry/chocolate flavours, roasty with a nice bitterness, very dry finish. A pleasant offering from these Brewmasters.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2003 Clean and malty, some caramel and earthy hops. Amber/reddish brown, thin dense head. Dry barley finish. Bitter and roastey/toastey. A real session APA, tame, but well balanced and cleans up well.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red body with some rising carbonation, medium off-white head, sweet malty nose with a hint of hops. Roasted malt flavor with some hops. Bready finish with some bitterness. Pretty nice stuff.
ThomW (35) - USA - JAN 16, 2003
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma seemed off. Nice rich color and light head. Good flavor, but could be fuller.
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2003 Reddish amber with large beige head.Rich malty nose. Good malt profile with a dry hop finish.
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer poured into the glass a reddish brown color. The head was semi thick and a pale white color. The aroma was of roasted malt and hops, with slight hints of fruit. The taste was hoppy. It also had signs of light malt and a slight fruit taste.