Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Secret Santa. Thanks! Bronze color with a medium head and medium retention. Aroma is strong on vegetal hops. Taste is also hoppy on the vegetal hops with notes of caramel and citrus. Light but bristly mouthfeel.
BlackMail (55) - Evergreen, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured copper with a sweet head. The flavor is sweet carmel with a malty after taste.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amber brown with a tannish head. Aroma is sweet floral hops and big roasted malt. Flavor is initially sweet and becomes more bitter toward the finish. Really not enough malt for a Amber.
dchmela (2676) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Dark amber pour with a thin white head. Malty aroma with some hint of the hops. Little disappointed din the taste, a little cardboard like, malty funky. i’m not sure if there was a problem with the keg or something, but I expected more.
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was surprised at the bitterness from this amber. Also surprised at the low abv of 4.4%. Nice dark amber, but I thought a little over the top on bitterness. I normally enjoy ambers but found myself struggling to finish this one.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at San Diego Brewery. Hhoppy bite, nice malty balance, thick lacing, citrus nose. Not Stone’s best, but a solid beer.
ndhowlett (13) - augusta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Too over the top for an amber, by over the top I mean hops. Bitter from the hops. Looks great in the glass, nice aroma, but too overwhelming
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours red amber with a minimal white head. Fruity apricot aroma. More fruit in the taste with a nice hoppy flavor on the finish. Nicely drinkable. Solid amber ale.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bar Great Harry. Dark copper clear in color with a nice fluffty off white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Hoppy floral malty aroma. Citrusy, piney, earthy hops. Roasty notes. Malty caramel dry flavor. Floral hoppy notes. Finish is bitter. Full bodied. Smooth and very drinkable. Great beer. Easily drinkable.
Oscbert (1054) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
~Pours honey red with creamy off white head. Nice lacing.
~High hoppy floral scent and caramel.
~Light hoppy flavor with some maltiness.
~Light and dry.
~This is pretty mellow. Would make a great session brew.