Truebrew69 (19) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells of toasty nut flavors. Appears rich golden amber color. Tastes like a full bodied maltier amber ale with chocolate and some toasted nut tones. Pleasing on the palate, a bit hoppy on the finish which I tend to like. Overall a great amber ale in my opinion.
craemac (7) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A rich dark red. Lightly sweet with a hint of caramel. Malt is not over powering. I’d give it ’Best in Class’ without hesistation.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wegmans, listed at 6.8%. Not sure if the recipe changed or the information is wrong on RB. This pours a deep amber with a small off white head that quickly dissipates to a film. The aroma on this has a subtle hop presence but is very malty, dominated by sweet caramel. The taste is insanely sweet caramel, a pound of malt, followed by a very light piney hops presence. I prefer my amber’s more hoppy but this is acceptable, I guess.
olsvammel (5441) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2013. Sweet and malty smell. Mostly sweet and malty taste but also some hops. Full body. Malty and hoppy beer.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear deep dark copper with a one finger white head. Decent head retention with some ok lacing.
Aroma if of burnt toffee, caramel, and a touch of roasted malt. Some earth and tree bark but not much at all in the way of hops in the aroma.
The taste is very heavy on the toffee and caramel. Fairly sweet with molassass and burnt sugar. Some biscuit and tree bark. Light bitterness and a sweet, sticky mouthfeel.
Overall, not very impressed with this one. Too sweet and heavy and just not a lot of depth to the flavor. Not one I’ll pick up again.
Pyrmir (5250) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Deep clear amber with thin coarse orange head. Aroma of malt, biscuit and sone roasted notes. Taste is also malty, medium sweet, biscuit with low bitterness.
ben4321 (5420) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 7/3/13
Aroma: The nose it full of sweet malts, with some dark fruits, caramel, toffee, and a bread
Appearance: It pours a mahagony color with a finger of beige head and some medium lace
Flavor: The flavor is heavy sweet with the same components as the nose, and minimal bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a heavily sticky feel, and some lively carbonation
This is an alright at best beer. It has heavy malts, but lacks balance. It isn’t overly drinkable either. It’s a beer, and I see times where I’d drink it, but it isn’t a good beer.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Nice roasted malt and caramel sweetness. Twizzlers. Has a nice dunker Bock nose. Dark amber-brown clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with Twizzlers, caramel, roasted malt, and nutty character. Medium hop bitter finish with lingering sweet nutty after.
BREWMUSKCLES (2516) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
mousy brown ale seemingly thin with malt flavor in some peat. brown gravy aroma left in bottle. good body and a bit of metal.
Travlr (19935) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel with a toasty edge. Taste is similar.