BeerandBlues2 (13870) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy and bubbly off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, and floral hops, pear and apple esters, biscuit and caramel malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, caramel and lightly toasted malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Pours reddish with white head, aroma has notes of slight pine, caramel, some earth and spice notes as well. Pretty simple but clean tastes, notes of bitter pine and grass, some biscuit, toast, slight bit of caramel, finishing slightly bitter, dry. Easy drinking. onceblind (10700) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Rustic copperish hue, with a small white head. Aroma of big toffee and a certain creaminess. Taste was actually pretty wheaty, with sweet caramel and amber malt tones. Nothing much on hop flavor, just enough bitterness to get by. A big meh. PorterPounder (8313) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Grand Lake, Co. - on tap at Sagebrush BBQ. Medium copper pour, decent white head. Sweet aroma with hints of caramel. Flavor has some of the same caramel essence to it with a bit of a nutty back end. Decently thick mouthfeel. Somewhat solid. Went well with the sausage I had for dinner. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Amber pour. Yeast roll aromas followed by light hops and stone fruit. Flavor is sweet, malty, golden raisins, and apricot.
Atom (2578) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2011
12oz bottle pours clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, yeast, toffee, and nuts. Taste is lots of caramel malts followed by some nutty bitterness until the end, roasted and chocolate malts present. Not great by any means and barely drinkable. Zymurgeist2 (2385) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Pours a crystal clear deep amber. Tan head fades very quickly. Beautiful beer with head retention way too short. Aroma of caramel male follows through with a rich, deep malt flavor. The big malt carries through the entire mouthfeel. Falls off somewhat quickly, but a good beer all around. tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2010
bottle. Pours ruby red with almost no head. Almost looks identical to their booger brown, which was my first drainpour. This one actually smells ok, caramel, toffee, nuts. Thin, watery body, almost no carbonation, which does not work well for this beer. Flavor presents a sickly sweet molasses aspect, and that’s pretty much it. Unlike the brown, this is at least drinkable, although barely, and not enjoyable. bhensonb (15848) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle from Supermarket Liquors in Fort Collins, CO. Pours very reddish amber with a very slight beige head. Mild aromas of roast malt and chocolate. Tastes that way. Not bitter. Sort of a lightly malty amber with chocolate notes. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Sampled on 9/9/2010. This amber ale pours a medium amber brown color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, malty and sweet. A medium bodied amber ale. The malts are caramel, cereal and semi-sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Minimal carbonation. More caramel malt and less sweet than your typical amber. Seems more in the style of an English mild or bitter. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.