Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 28, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big, big beer. Takes the normally passive amber ale style to a whole new level. The caramel flavors have a burnt, smokey character that is unique and surprisingly addictive. The hops kick in before the malt gets at all cloying, and balance it all out. At first I thought this beer was nothing to their Big Daddy IPA, but this one is starting to REALLY grow on me. Second only to Mac and Jack’s in the amber style.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber body, very little head. Smells like a lite lemon beer. Very light lemon hinted flavor that almost tastes watered down. Not too hoppy. A fairly good beer, but nothing special. The label said something about caramel flavors. I didn't notice them at first, but i did after i thought about it on the next sip.
ChiGuy68 (513) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from a bottle. Pours a unique aroma, beautiful dark amber color, and a large frothy head. I agree with the "caramel maltiness" description. An unusual tasting beer
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with nice head. Hoppy aroma of malt, caramel, citrus and spices. Flavour is sweet in beginnig with a bitter finish.
Hidden_Pooch (502) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I never really drink too many amber ales, but had to try this because of the label and name. It was quite a nice brew. A lot more toffee and caramel taste than I am used to ambers, with nice slick toasty mouth feel. It also had quite a bit of hopping too, a really unique amber.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange color with not much head. Really strong hop scent. Hmm...I taste hops, and some hops, and let me see...oh yeah, hops! In other words, I think this beer is a wee bit unbalanced. Is a little bit sweeter than I"d expected. Malts start crawling in at the end, but too little, too late in my opinion.
Neorej80 (496) - - NOV 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet nutty, caramellike hoppyness and malts. Bittersweet :) nice amver colour and a good slifhtly off-white head. Bsharp on thw tongue and flavours of caramel, vanilla and rasins with a good kick of earthy hops. A bit dry aftertaste with a great balance between sweet and bitter. Really good!
larryLSB (494) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at burger. Poured dark amber with small off white head. Nose was malty and hoppy; taste was on the sweet end. Medium - light bodied overall good brew.
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Koskela (490) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The smell was really sweet malty fullbodied and hoppy. Has a med amber color and little head ret. The taste was very sweet then bitter had a sharp bitter taste with bitter afteesatse. Light/medium body Too sweet for an ipa by far
badhack (484) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a small amount of head. At first I taste the bitterness and citrus of the hops which is followed by a very strong malt flavor and finishes again with the hops and citrus.