onceblind (9442) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2017 raszputini (71) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent ale. Pours amber with a rich and hoppy nose. Notes of caramel, malt, then Saazs hop dominate. Finish recalls a dopplebock.
Clear Amber hue with a light, thin white cap. Sugary nose of caramel and faux-bubblegum, cotton candy and a nary a whiff of hop. Suprisingly dry flavor thatís a touch herbal and bitter with a bright caramalty backing and a boozy phenolic tone. A bit sloppy and disjointed. Full but herbal and red-caramalty. Weird. DanDan_ (79) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle: Clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is lots of sweet caramel, malt. Taste follows suit with some alcohol notes. Body is thin, finish is dry. Just too sweet and harsh on the palate for me. But at least itís different from the pack.
ordybill (1738) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly cloudy amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is slight hops and sweet yeast. The taste is malt and hops. A very good beer. gripweed57 (2314) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2017
From old tasting notes. Cloudy Amber orange color. Bubbly beige head. Earthy, spicy malt aroma. Spicy, fruity hop aroma. Bittersweet fruity malt flavor is balanced by a complex spicy hop finish. Very tasty and bold with a subtle alcohol punch. radagast83 (8019) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2017
UPDATED: APR 25, 2017 12oz bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a small white head. Aroma was some light malts, sweet notes. Some nice resinous hop notes. Easy to drink for the ABV on this one.
trapped (3097) - New York, TURKEY - APR 8, 2017
Bottle. Clear amber color with small off-white head, fruity caramel aroma, medium carbonation, lightly bitter caramelized malt taste, a bit salty, alcohol undertones, thin body, medium finish. Not bad, not great either. hershiser2 (3064) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine, Gainesville VA. Almost clear amber, just about no head. Heavy caramel candy aroma. Flavor is overly sweet caramel candy, rubbing alcohol, grass. Iíll finish the bottle, but Iíd never seek this out. darren1775 (8) - - NOV 22, 2016 does not count
Underrated and hard to find outside or NorCal and some niche markets.
A kind of Imperial Amber, though not overpowering. I would certainly recommend trying it, as there really arenít many things to compare it to in Southern California, where Ambers are a less popular style.
Only complaint being that quality is inconsistent, I think more due to storage and shipping than to brewing. tsd08460 (1138) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Aroma: caramel, citrus,
Appearance: clear amber with an off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish
Delicious Bill Becker (1015) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 31, 2016
22 ounce bottle. I couldnít find a date of any kind.
Pours a 24 karat gold with a substantial head of foam that shrinks to aboot a quarter inch. Some nice lacing.
I get caramel malt, fruity hops, some booze in the smell.
Caramel malt and fruity tastes up front, mild bitterness mid palate, sweetish finish along with some alcohol and alcohol burning.
Medium body and carbonation.
A bit of a different bird here. I enjoyed the bottle and may pick up another.