brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color with a khaki colored head. Slight roast character along with toffee, nuts, and caramel. Very grassy hop character, light citrus, and some floral hops. Semi-sweet flavor of toffee, toast, and caramel. A bit of roasted malt and nut, some chocolate, and grassy hops. Light bitterness of pine and citrus rind.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Clear dark amber pour with a wispy white head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of toasted malt, caramel and hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
BeerandBlues2 (8445) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, earthy hops and light fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
joeneugs (2575) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. It pours reddish with and off white head. The aroma is slightly toasted with some berries and caramel, and a good dose of herbal hops. The flavor is caramel, toast, and generous hop bitterness in the finish. An above average amber ale.
DYCSoccer17 (3155) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap at the brewpub. Light caramel malt aroma. Some sweetness is present. Light metallic hop notes are also in there. Aroma is OK. Transparent amber body with copper hues present. Small, off-white head and scant lacing. Lots of caramel malt sweetness to start. Rather sweet before this becomes more toasted with a small amount of roastiness. Finishes with metallic, herbal, earthy hop bitterness. A solid amber ale.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/7/10. Clear red pour with a medium beige head. Crystal and caramel malt aroma with some cherry and a bit of hop. Flavor is malty with some caramel influence, but has a nice bitter hop balance. Very nicely done amber.
rayOfBeer (646) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 8, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from tap a hazy caramel brown with thin off-white head. The aroma was light with some grass and grain. Flavor was rather dry in my opinion with lots of grass bitterness and a light toasted grain note. Overall, profile was rather bitter from start to finish with not much going on flavor-wise, not bad, but, just not one I would get again.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. This reddish brown ale poured with a thin beige head that dissipated right away. There is a toffee aroma and a sweet malt flavor with a carbonated bitter finish.
JohnnyJ (3892) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a dark amber with offwhite head. Caramel, grassy hops, citrus, sweet malt, bread, and floral notes. More bitterness then usual for an amber, which is good.
hayduke (3074) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub in Sacramento. Very dark amber color with an off-white head that left moderate lacing. Nose of caramel malts and grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is the same as the aroma, with caramel malts and hops. Good overall balance. A quite decent amber.