muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 23, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (February 2008), consumed a little colder than cellar temperature from a Coors Banquet glass. The voluminious orangish-tan smooth head fills 2/3 of the glass but falls rather quickly above the dark clear amber liquid, leaving smooth sheets of lacing behind...the nose is unremarkable but not unpleasant, vaguely toasty-malty, amber-ale like though with no reall hop sharpness or pungency at all....the body is moderately sweet, somewhat thin, just a touch metallic, readily quaffable, and dull as all get-out....some woody dryness at the finish helps cut the growing cloying qualities; but this is just a nothing beer.
rondphoto (3171) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / Eastgate OH --- Clear amber brown with a good 1" beige head, stripes of lace. Nice aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is edgy malt that turns sweeter on a lightly carbonated swallow. The whole thing moves from there to a lightly bittered finish that becomes more earthy as it drifts for several "minutes." A solid, easy-drinking brew.
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly good. Middle of the road. Toasted malty flavor. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
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TATE (385) - Lubec, Maine, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours Amber with a thin head. Molasses aroma. Earthy maltiness up front with a hop bite at the end. Fairly pedestrian but okay drinking, probably wouldnít buy again.
lukin (540) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Ruby-red colour, bubbly head. Malty and sweet, caramel and even a little cotton candy/vanilla on the nose. Earthy hop finish, but still overwhelmingly malty. ok.
GarrettB (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ever since my first college Killianís Irish Red (God rest its blessed soul) Iíve been a devotee to the Irish Red. Strangely opposite of the Belgian Strong Ale, it tends to have a single, pronounced flavor, rich with caramel and toffee, with a clean, crispness that keeps away the candied, saccharine flavors that can kill a good beer for me. So, it is with some eagerness that I attempt the Sam Adamís version, which begins with the characteristic rich, malty smell, drizzled with quality, but also bringing in a peppery quality Iíve been noticing across some of these fancier Sam Adams beers. The flavor dumbs things down a bit with a blunt grape fruit flavor and mouthfeel, adding a little maltiness for body, but letting me down. These overwhelming sugary notes are lager killers for me, and this one ODíd on sugar cubes.
Cjsleme (5) - Arnold, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This might sound strange but my favorite part of this beer is the aftertaste! Take some swigs of this and take a nice slow deep breathe through your mouth and nose and let the toasty caramel goodness pleasure your senses before it goes away! ...idk that's the best I know how to describe it haha
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ozzy70 (271) - - AUG 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours red/amber. Aroma of roasted malts and toasted nuts. Taste, hops and sweet malts.
Ktwse (2961) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear deep copper with flat head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, toffee. Taste is caramel and butterscotch sweet with a faint bitter finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.
GuideDogSaint (869) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours red brown with a dissipating white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Sweet finish.
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old rating. Big caramel and maltiness in an Amberish. Better than macros, but sort of same generic taste.