drowland (6595) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/30/15. Amber pour, small khaki head, mild lacing. Caramel on the aroma, a biscuit aspect, that’s about it. The flavor follows suit, sweet caramel and bread, a touch of astringent bitterness coming through. Meh.
edgallow (2570) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sampler pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, spice, floral and pine. Taste is nutty, mrs and resin.
Itzjerm (1577) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great aroma for an amber. Nice hoppy smokey aroma. Nice hoppy taste with the aroma. Clear to cloudy with a thin head. Sweet on the tongue very balanced. Nice beer.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured amber with a frothy off-white head that has some lasting and left good lace. Floral aroma. The flavor found floral hops and a toasted malt backing. Medium body, smooth, and a medium bitterness.
Thewade (340) - USA - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very bitter, but nice citrusy finish. Imperial Amber ale is something I can compare, but I enjoyed this brew.
BeerandBlues2 (10514) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home. Pours clear amber to brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is endol (dirty diaper), earthy biscuit malt, pear and apple esters with floral and pine hops. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with dried fruits, caramel and cookie malt, light end oil notes with a sweet finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
sonnycheeba (4098) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to BeerandBlues2. Pours hazy, dark amber with average, creamy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, floral hops, figs, dates, spice, dirty diapers, and some plastic notes. Flavor is sweet malts forward with supporting floral hops, some grassy notes, dark fruit esters, and light toast; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
DiarmaidBHK (3650) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from fresh spirits. Pours Iced tea brown with a small khaki head. A bit boozy on the nose. Lots of alcohol on the tongue with a touch of bitterness on the finish. I don’t smoke so maybe it would have been different if I did.
magsinva (932) - Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from fresh spirits - pours a clearish orange- brown with a white head, nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy, of the floral piney variety. Taste is a flag of bitter which quickly vanishes. Overall, not sure how true to style this one is, but it’s not my thing.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft sampled at Magic City Brewfest. Poured dark amber with almost no head. Aroma was sweet, honey, caramel, floral, grassy. Flavor was malty, caramel, very sweet, honey, some vanilla. Thick mouthfeel. Booze was well integrated. Never had an "imperial amber" before. Strikes me as a barleywine. Too sweet for me, but had some interesting elements.