Atom (1549) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle pours a dark clear Amber with a large khaki head. Aroma of caramel and toffee, like a chocolate tootsie pop. Taste hits sweet chocolate powder and quickly falls off into becoming empty veggies. Yuck.
drfabulous (4337) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Caramel and toffee with a slight candy chocolate taste. Decent amber with a nice twist.
jgb9348 (4922) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light amber coloured body with a thin, funky bubbled one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, stale malt, light hops and some fresh fruits. Light-bodied; Strong malt notes throughout with a touch of caramel and very light hops noticeable at the end. Aftertaste is pretty bland with only the earthiness from the malt and the light sweetness coming through - no complexity and no depth at all - very simplistic and easy drinking. Overall, a rather lacklustre beer with no real flavours nor complexity, not style or character and just a shell of what a beer could be. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Crystal City Wine Shop (12th Street Location) in Arlington, Virginia on 24-November-2014 for US$2,29 sampled at home in Washington literally a few steps away on 14-December-2014.
jackl (5200) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg @ South Street. Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, red apple, light chocolate. Taste is similar. Bready. Some caramel. Light and spritzy. OK.
Travlr (14157) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color. Caramel aroma. Taste is lightly spiced toasted caramel.
Emeister84 (1281) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Atomas of toast, biscuit, caramel, subtle cocoa, subtle berry fruit. Clear bronze, head fully fading. Some initial fruitiness, bready, toasty. Quite clean, light-medium bodied.
obguthr (4218) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dried leaves, caramel, bran nose, hearty. Clear dark copper, thin head. Bran cereal flavor, lightly sweet. Excceptionally true to style, at least the way I view amber ales.
bartlebier (2210) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(2012 US backlog, recollected in abstinent tranquility) Tapped pint@source 14/09/2012. Reminded me of flat Palm with a helping of root beer. Watery, with diffusely aimed toffee and roast notes popping up. "Mild", hence "our most popular selection"? Satan’s Pony is not a stallion to-be, but a gentle buck mercifully rescued from the glue factory.
Derek881 (1026) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed a taste of this beer while in the brewpub in Charlottesville, VA. The beer had a mostly clear copper color with a touch of dark amber and a smaller foamy white head with short retention, modest cling and good lacing. It had a rich malty caramel and floral blend aroma mixed with a lighter grain and cereal characteristic, but was slightly muted overall. The taste was a somewhat sweet caramel malt flavor with a slighter grainy-earthy bitterness, and a touch of cereal sourness. The beer was wet and had a watery body with a lighter, average-to-thin mouthfeel, along with low carbonation and fizz.
DrSilverworm (7653) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Light citrus, tropical fruit. Smooth lighter carbonation. Dry finish. Toasty caramel malts. Mild bitter. Fine but uninteresting amber.