BillKismet (3989) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark candied amber some bubbly caramel foam. Nutty nose, easy amber malting. Toasty body, some nuttyness comes through. Woody undercurrent. Tannic dry toasty and woody finish.
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasted malts, a little roast, some caramel and toffee as well as spicy earthy hop notes. Pours dark amber, more or less brown with a soft off white head. Flavors of toasted malts, roast, a little nutty and doughy and a nice earthy spicy hop presence. Floral, piney, and peppery. Nice bodied smoothness. Pleasant for a style - Imperial Amber - that I am not too fond of.