tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Pours a deep burnt red color. Nose is not common for a red, a little bit of cocoa and caramel, taste is not par for course, but delicious, loads of cocoa playing off of a mildly sweet caramel background, and the perfect amount of bitterness to cut through both. I’m shocked this came out of Santuckey. caesar (7133) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
Can from Biernavigatie, BB 30th July 2015, large sample. Clear amber to copper color, medium frothy light brown head. Aroma has slight citrussy hops, bit caramel, bit fruity yeast, slight burned caramel. Quite sweet toffee and fudge in taste, soft fruity bitterness. It’s basically caramel, toffee and fruity notes. Nicely balanced, not overly complex, easy drinker. Decent stuff. MarcoDL (4920) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2016
Draft at beertemple. Aroma of malt, pine and caramel. Flavor of cherry, caramel, malt, sweet toffee and raisin. This one is nice, why the low ratings. JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy brownish red, light tan head. Sweet malts, caramel, toffee, light chocolate and roasted malt, some fruit, and citrusy hops. Interesting, it is definitely on the dark side for an amber. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
22oz bottle from Albertsons of all places. Pours a mostly clear reddish amber with a small off white head. Roasted malts and grassy hops in the nose.
Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 1, 2015
can at home from ales by maildoubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2010
pours deep garnet red, beige lacing, sweet caramel, toasted grain, berry fruits, pleasing digestive biscuit finish. moderate body and carbonation, a well balanced though atouch sweet amber ale.
Pours dark red/brown with a small offwhite head, good lace. Smells sweet and malty with a hint of red fruit hops. Tastes sweet and malty overall with a different type of flavor. Kind of dishwater mixed with whiskey, but in a good way. Medium body, good carbonation. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 Bottle at bev4less. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was weak and indistinct with perhaps some sweet malted grains. The flavor was sweet with lightly roasted grains, caramel malts, nutty hops and pumpernickel. The palate was full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finished medium in duration and dry. Overall: Not bad, nice balance of hops to malts, very sessionable amber ale. bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee. Pours dark ruddy copper with a slight beige head. Rich aroma. Roast malt, medium dark fruit and maybe chocolate. Med body. Flavor matches aroma - but I think chocolate is no longer maybe. Interesting. Very tasty and almost complex. Nice ale. J_man (996) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 8, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Albertsons in San Diego. Roasted malt aroma with a slight sour/burned rubber smell. Copper/amber color with a nice off-white head. Mildly sweet caramel flavor with some of that mild sour following and a light saltiness. Notes of roasted nuts and dry woodiness with a slightly creamy body. Good earthy hop bitterness to balance the sweetness and this is left behind in the aftertaste. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts here and while not the best red I’ve had, it works pretty well in the end.