troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Clear brown color with almost no head or lacing. Sweet caramel and mild metallic notes in the nose. Flavors of toffee, sweet breads, caramel and a noticeable amount of alcohol. Listed as 7.5% ABV on the label. Still getting some metal notes. Sweet finish with some grain husk flavors. Could be better with some aging.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper with a small bubbled tan head. Sold as a winter warmer at 7.2%, nice malt aroma with candied fruit. Sweet but not overly so. As it warms it has a quite lovely mouthfeel, finishing full.
kdm1984 (780) - Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish-orange appearance with small head and minor lacing. Boozy, slightly fruity, and malty aroma, with maybe even a little hint of spice. Flavor follows suit: again boozy, slightly fruity, and very malt-forward. I didn’t know this was categorized as an Amber; I had guessed American or English Strong Ale based on its characteristics (a little too bitter, firm, and lacking complexity to be mistaken for a Belgian). I don’t dislike this, but it doesn’t hide the alcohol well, and I’m not drinking it at the most ideal part of the year (this would work much better as a winter warmer than a summer beer). Recommended overall, but have it in the right context.
jandd1983 (3001) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Gastropub. It poured a dark amber brown color with a small white head. The aroma was tangy and yeasty malt. The taste was a tangy dry malt character with sweeter caramel notes and light bitterness. Decent.