Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Via trade. I forget from who but will update this once I have it all straightened out. The pour was brown with ruby. An ample off-white head slowly faded and produced decent lacing. The aroma was malt, spice, citrus and pine hops. The flavor was tart citrus, earthy, piney hops, roasted malt and sweeter caramel. The mouthfeel was average with a fairly tight finish. Not bad actually, a different take on an amber ale to be sure.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz Bottle-Dark, murky, mahogany color w/a slight tan head & good carbonation. Sweet, malty aroma. Strong malt flavor up front, traces of figs, dark fruit, raisins, & sour cherries. Wasn’t really what I was expecting in an Amber Ale; was more like a fruit beer. Reminded me of a watered down version of the Lost Abbey Judgment day I had just before it. Not bad, but I wouldn’t seek it out, could really use more Malt/Rye & less fruit. Long, sour finish.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of dkachur. Pours brownish red with a white head. Smells of light spice, dough, caramel. Tastes spicy and sweet with some nice peppery splashes and a full mouthfeel.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle, batch code 007029. A sour grassy aroma, wet grass. Red copper color, large foamy off white head. Flavor is sour, dry, like licking metal. Feel like I am having a CAT scan. Except for a slight bitterness and subtle warmth, no hops to be found. Maybe the next batch.
mephisto (1270) - TAIWAN - SEP 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
thick rich tan head with amber hue, it has a malty aroma with hint of chocolate. the flavor is chocolate and fruity, full bodied.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Immy, Thanks! A malty brew, poured dark Brown, slight head, abit sour, caramel flavor, abit mixed up, but not a bad brew at all! Thanks Tim!
jcwattsrugger (11217) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of dkachur-pours a rich light tan head with amber color. Aroma is light/medium malt-cocoa/peat, slight sweetness. Taste is light/medium malt-cocoa/peat (English), slight sweetness. At the finish a slight hint of hops, yeast (&diacytl?). Minimum carbonation. An easy Mild.
nuplastikk (4705) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Thick amber-brown color. Very thick bodied, with a strong, pungent amber malt taste. Delicately hopped, allowing the malt to take center stage. The sourness in the beer is very enjoyable and complex. Good example of a malty American Amber Ale.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2010 (Sample Date: 12/5/2009 Source:Food Lion) Rerate: Light citrusy grassy hop aroma. Slightly cloudy golden amber with small white head.Fairly dry and lightly grainy with grassy hop flavor. Dry moderately bitter finish. Original:12 oz bottle from local Food Lion. Slight carmelized malt nose with a touch of earthy grassy hops and some fruity sourness. Mostly clear deep amber brown with a moderate rocky tan head. Grain with light carmelized malts and grassy hops dominate flavor. There is some other stuff going on that is a touch sour, fruity, cardboardy, and soapy. Body is light with high carbonation. Finish is dry with a lingering grassy bitter astringency.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark red colour with a medium sized almond coloured head. Aroma is pleasent, cherries, red licorice and slightly grassy notes. Taste is pleasent, rich, with a generous amount of caramel malts and soft hop finish.