22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2011
pours dark amber with scarlet highlights, fairly rocky off-white head. earthy, tree sap, light cocoa powder, with a dominating aroma of vanilla extract and hints of piney aromatics. Leaves a fair bit of lacing. Tastes more or less like the dank vegetal flavors of dates (which are usually incredibly sweet, sticky and brown-sugar like).A touch of bubble gum-like esthers. Medium mouthfeel, but a residual finish, carbonation levels elevate the soil-like flavors. 8.5% well hidden. troopie (2351) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Tin. Dark almost black with a thick off white head. Plums, toffee and something reminiscent of jackfruit in the nose. Full flavour, started out like an ESB and brought in herb and pine flavours. Hop finish. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Big hoppy nose on top of tofee and dark fruit. Piney and danky. Pours dark amber reddish, nice lasting head. The flavor is a big blast of danky bitterness up front followed by toffee, caramel, and dark fruity - probably the dates. Lingering hoppy bitterness. No real hint of 8.5%. Good. Ratman197 (14976) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Can poured a clear reddish brownwith a smal lingering tan head. Aromas of dates, carmel and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, dates and light spice with a smooth lingering toffee finish. Travlr (25269) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Draft. Dark ruby color, thick tan head, solid lacing. Nice grassy pine aroma. Taste is bitter pine resin.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2011
12 oz can at Churchkey. Pours a deep walnut color with a moderatelty sized off white, fairly bubbly head. Nose holds toasted malt, rich malt character including caramel, candied sugars, biscuit, dough, and a bit of syrupy citrus hoppiness. Flavor brings more malt. Drinkable and I could definitely get drunk off of what is a fairly tasty beer, but no great shakes. DalzAle (2037) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Can. Dark reddish brown pour, small disc of carbonation and an aroma of bready hops and a little herbal. Flavor is light on the body, more herbs, resiny hops and finished with a nice flavor of dates and a little boozy and peppery. Very nice. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Draft. Medium beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light herbal. Sticky medium-full body. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Super good beer. Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice malt aroma and flavor. Light date flavor and lingering hops in the finish. This was a great beer not sure about the date flavor. I would drink again due to it is very tasty amber ale. PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Definitely in the wrong category. This is a good american amber ale with dates, and perhaps some sugar added to dry it out. Belgian without the yeast and with NW hops. Ruby/brown with light-tan head. Aroma is floral hops and grain. Flavor is light caramel, floral notes, light tree, and some dried out chewy dates come through and grow on you as it warms. A good beer for American breweries! Frothy palate with slight granulation.