Msavage235 (90) - - APR 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This amber is a wanna be IPA. Nose and taste are clean, bitter hops with the slightest hint of malts. The bitterness lingers so itís hard to get a read on the back end. Not an awful beer but I prefer less bitterness.
patrick767 (3402) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap - Pours dark amber with a lingering light tan, lacing head. It has a mild caramel malt aroma. The flavor is sweet caramel malt up front leading into well balanced hops with a slight hint of citrus. Itís moderately bitter and medium bodied with some mild bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.
b3shine (4440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint. Looks good for the style; a translucent amber with light beige head that dissipates into lacing fairly quickly. Smells solid too; malty with notes of caramel, candy, and hops. Tastes like it smells, but not as robust and balanced. Definitely more bitter as well. Average on the palate. A solid amber.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
FROM NOTES: July 20. í12
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tasting glass.
A: Subtle citrus notes and faint sweet malt notes as well.
A: Pours a very murky, dark brown with a thin off-white head.
T: Sweeter caramel malts and light bitter citrus hop flavor to finish. Kinda reminds me of a brown ale. Iíd really like to see this beer pack a little bit more off a flavor punch.
P: Lighter bodied with low carbonation.
O: Not bad, not great., not memorable, but drinkable.
ContemplateBeer (1436) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: Caramel malts tend towards butter, some light citrus hops as well. Appearance: Dark, murky cola brown with bubbly bone head. Flavor: Buttery caramel really takes over the flavor, somewhat masking the hop character that would be nice otherwise (I think). Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: A somewhat flawed amber, but not without merit. Could be nice if cleaned up a bit.
zizzybalubba (1317) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Jonathan. Pours dark orange to nearly brown with a dense off-white head. Aroma is malt forward with sweet caramel and chocolate but certainly has enough grassy hops to help distinguish it as an amber ale. Mild floral and grassy hops hit the tongue first but are tamed by the generous amount of caramel and roasted malts. Decent.
drsordr (892) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour dark amber. Nose sweet malt toffee. Taste strong malt flavor, biscuit, follwed by firm bitterness. Fairly bitter finish for amber.
574deadzone (889) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours garnet-colored with a healthy, rocky beige head that settles slowly leaving touches of soapy lace. Nose involves plenty of caramel, some orange and pine hop notes, touches of spicy and earthy noble hop notes, and perhaps a hint of metallic twinge. Taste is fairly sweet, candy-like, with a pretty intense bitterness and some tartness. Heavier side of medium bodied, average carb, with a tinny herbal hoppy bitter finish. Not a bad beer, but it doesnít come across as especially clean. The hops and malts clash some, and the metallic nature seems to grow and really impact the palate. Itís really cool looking though: the darkness surprised me at first but I like it. Itís quite easy drinking in spite of itself. Just a little muddled.
dmac (3754) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from fletche00, thanks Zach. Poured a dark brown body with a slight orange hue on the outer edges underneath an average sized super frothy light beige head. Aroma of copper, bad wet chocolate, wet nut shells, bad molasses and super old orange slices. The body is solid with a medium mouthfeel and average carbonation that finishes rather thick like a mil shake. The flavor is about as good as the aroma, notes of well done toast, very light chocolate, hint of nuts. Meh, at best but flavor seems to be a bit a better than the aroma on this one.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Nutty caramel aroma. Highly carbonated. Tan head dissipates quickly. Sweet malty taste that finishes very bitter. Weak bodied.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Cloudy deep amber with a frothy, off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of raw, floral hops, toasted grain. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Thin to medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Weak, flabby malts that result in hop bitterness in a watery body. Taste of raw hops, raw grain. Mediocre.