hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was shared with Stykzone via a joint tasting. We of course each had our own twelve ounce bottle as we were 1,500 miles apart. Good old Facebook Chat.This brew poured a dark amber with a big beige head and lots of good lacing. Nose of roasted malts with some nuts. Medium in body with a rich creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is rich and shows some funk and the finish is malty but there is some bitterness. Nice drinking and quite enjoyable. As Faxebook says...LIKE:
Strykzone (4782) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Twelve ounce bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This pours dark copper with a nice thick beige head that never fully subsides. This beer offers rich malts and some funky earthiness. A bit of vanilla and brown sugar. Nuts, too. This is really rich, sweet, and malty. Not bad.
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one poured a darker amber color with a biege head. Aroma was of earthy and dusty hops, and caramel and toasted malt. Flavor was malt forward, with just enough hop bitterness to keep it balanced. Meh.
Cavie (3746) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from central market. Pours a clear reddish orange color. Aroma is woody and slightly moldy. Flavor is aged and woody with a fair amount of hops and sweet notes.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly cloudy, copper colored, little head, lightly creamy with nice malt and slight hop finish. Vanilla, light brown sugar, some nuttiness.
MikeJslc (714) - USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper, clear, beige head. Aroma of grainy-sweet malt with a hint of toffee, slight biscuit, spicy and lightly citrusy/herbal hops. Flavor: malty impression with some biscuity and toasty notes, light caramel, moderate hop bitterness, a little spicy hop flavor. Medium-full bodied. Very balanced and drinkable.
madvike (2658) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from early August, so itís not the freshest - Pours copper with orange highlights. Nose is herbal hops, light citrus, and a dry bready maltiness. A touch of sharpness. Taste is interesting. Itís dry and bready, with a bit of nuttiness, and thereís a little herbal hopping. It doesnít seem to mesh very well though...itís a little dry and astringent. I assume the hops have faded after 4 months, leaving just that dry malt base. Itís thinnish, with gentle carbonation. Interesting, but I think I need to have this fresh.
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours and orangish brown with a large beige head.This beer has a nice mix of malts and hops, there is a bit of citrus and hints of sour fruits. Lots of hops for an amber ale.
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color with a thin beige head. Light malty nose with some grapefruit hop notes. Caramel sweetness with lots of grapefruit rind and some dry leaves. Very hoppy for an Amber. Strong hop burn on the tongue.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours red brown with a khaki tight foamy head that leaves a wispy film and lacing. Aroma has really nice caramel malt and sugar with a little spice. Taste has nice spice caramel malt and a bitter dry earthy hop presence. Palate is medium and a little sticky with a chalky dry finish. Solid!