Dacrza (631) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: March 3, 2014... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky’s Tavern pint.. OCCASION: a Strat and Game of Thrones night... APPEARANCE: intimidating dark amber body; thick, creamy, beige two-finger head that proudly sits a good duration... AROMA: beautiful balance of caramel malts and bright West Coat hops; low citrus, more aromatic and flowery...PALATE: good beer/head mix in the sip, with the creamy viscosity rounding full-bodied impact...TASTE: a BIG pale ale, as old and well-intentioned as the 18th amendment itself; big pine cone bite, warm and malty late... OVERALL: I came back to this beer a decade after I introduced it at a house party (it was wildly successful that afternoon)--and after taking it to a poker night, I found a similarly positive reaction; strong, demanding pale ale that gently shakes the teeth and smooth out the throat; the caramel especially sweetens the end...
willisread (814) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Kalahana. Clear copper with some red highlights. Big pine and danky resin aromas on the nose. Taste is more balanced with some caramel sweetness coming through but the leans toward the hoppy side. Very well done amber. Nice bitter finish that lingers. Really solid.
NikkTwist (2003) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Eulogy. Kicking the keg from a Speakeasy Philly Beer Week event. Mostly clear medium-dark brown pour with a soft foamy off-white head. Some nice lace. Bigger and darker caramel malts than expected for an Amber Ale. Reads more like a Brown Ale with a touch more hops (does not feel overly hoppy to me.) Best others of the style but not as good as the darker Speakeasy brews. Nice dry finish.
beer-yum (816) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Restrained aroma in a deep brown pour. Full bodied taste tends to the hoppy side with a crisp clean bitter finish.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Palo Alto. Nice caramel body with medium head. Nose is malty, caramel and sweet. Taste also nice and malty. With crisp finish.
rosenbergh (8542) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Speakeasy, San Francisco, CA.
Clear amber colour with a small to mid-size light tan head.
Sweet caramel malt, mild nuts and mild hops in the aroma.
Sweet caramel malt, mild hops and mild bitterness in the flavour. Clean and nice amber ale.
Doghair (293) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great aroma of floral hops. Taste is very well balanced. Malty but the hops come through. Very enjoyable beer.
BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy bubbly amber with a small diminishing fizzy white head. Nicely balanced aroma and flavour of mild hops and caramel malt. Quite carbonated and the body’s a tad thin.
JaKeAFC (698) - ITALY - APR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at dinosaur bbq Harlem, NY.
Red colot slightly hazed short white head quickly dissipating. Dusty roasted malts with woody tones and hints of caramel with heavy bittering hops. Taste is quitw bitter dusty dry finish average carbonation. Overall the feel is very raw crude, homemade. I guess they intended that way, undefined and wild.
hansvf (310) - - APR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tijdens het eten (dus al even geleden). Iets zoeter dan ik zin in had, verder prima.
patricks110 (2063) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good well balanced amber. Loads of caramel and toffee malts to balance the crisp, heavy citrus hops. Lightly grassy and floral with tons of zesty grapefruit and piney notes. Nice smooth malty flavour profile with a moderate bitterness on the end. Lingering but succinct hop bitterness.