skoisirius (1904) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, this was rather a surprise! A friend brought this back from a SLC trip, and whenever I see ’Amber’ on a bottle, I usually shy away. Nose is almost of a single IPA...nice and malted and piney. Flavors are dark plum malts, burnt caramel, and a great hopped backing to finish it all out. If all Ambers tasted like this, I probably wouldn’t despise the style so much!
vipinvelp (3607) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber with light brown foam head, staying and lacing. Aroma is caramel but hopy aroma’s are there too. Taste si quite bitter for an amber, little caramel. Surprisngly good beer. (Salt Lakr City 201308)
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours dark amber with a thin white head. Sweets very sweet and carmely. Taste cloyingly sweet and raisin aftertaste. Kind of like a belgian but without the heavy alcohol. Not very good I expected more from this too bad.
ronaldtheriot (1723) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Squatters Big Cottonwood has a medium, soapy, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, deep amber appearance, lots of streaming bubbles, and a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of piney hops, bread crust, and sweetness, and the flavor is strongly of hop oil, with sweet bread crust, some toffee, and a bit of pecan shell. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Squatters Big Cottonwood finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and sweet. It is a delicious beer. RJT
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks to my parents for bringing this back from a road trip. Shared 4 ways with the family. Bottled 4/24/13. Mostly clear amber-red color. Thin khaki head. Loose dots of lace. Medium body, smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly crisp. Lightly dry finish. Caramel malts, lightly toasty. Some decent light earthy, light spicy hops. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Pretty good amber ale, definitely above average. Better than expected.
argo0 (12921) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel/toffee, some orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, bread/caramel, some toffee, light lemon. Medium body, light stickiness.
mikem409 (1965) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours red with great top. Hippy sweet aroma. Taste is bitter not hoppy little malty and crayola.
TheHOFF43 (2014) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at brewfest. Pours a nice amber, decent hopped, well made. Nothing stands out, but its not bad at all.
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy dark amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma has pine and floral hops, caramel. Flavor is malt and earthiness. Bitter finish.
SudsMcDuff (7780) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2013
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
had in bottle, this just landed in houston and i have a feeling this beer is already a year or 2 past expiration, squatters seems to have this problem .. . murky brown .. mild foam .. . metal and molasses .. . gross stuff, come on squatters- fix this problem of old beer everywhere .. . . you, me, and ...damn!