Dbcwi88 (28) - Loughton, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017 VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly minty notes (probably the juniper) and some coffee hints on the nose. Deep brown color with pronounced amber hues, soapy medium tan head. Flavor is dark chocolate with cacao nib pieces, juniper spice is noticeable in the bitterness and subtly in the taste. Medium body, good carbonation, finishes with an herbal snap. Was expecting to be overwhelmed with juniper and was not. It is an excellent interplay of what can normally be a strong spice in the depth of other flavors. Unique yet familiar--nicely executed.
Refreshingly bitter for a us amber ale. Hoppy front malty back. Hints of dark fruits. Good one BuckeyeBoy (8281) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2017
On tap at Odin brewing. Pours out a crisp amber topped with a sand head. Nose is light grain some bread and a caramel sweetness. Taste is more of the light grain and a touch of caramel. djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with creamy off white head that lasts. The aroma is earthy malt and caramel. Medium body, caramel, toasted malt, light finish, good. donandres (627) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - OCT 3, 2016
Taster glass from the brewery
Sight: amber, clear, medium head, some lacing
Smell: good, not a lot
Feel: medium carbonation, abrupt finish
OA:good beer, repeat: yes, look forward: No
Drank: 10/1/2016 4:00 PM AgentAle (1807) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
Aroma is rich sweet malts, caramel, fig, and slight hickory. Taste is a fairly thick chewy chocolate, caramel and molasses. Appearance a clear dark amber with a medium fluffy head that retains very well.
NeilinSeattle (32) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2016
The aroma teases but the body doesn’t quite deliver. Still a good example of an amber ale, currently one of the best in Seattle. JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - APR 11, 2016
Sweet and malty. Very light on the juniper. The finish is a little metallic but still smooth. Pretty good overall. stevoj (5434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2015
Growler from Albertsons. Seeing a wide variety of scores here, and I’ll go with the downside, average at best, with a flat metallic finish. Might be closer to a brown ale than an amber, but that wouldn’t improve any scores.... MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
Yech. This had a bitter and absolutely unappealing taste. Heavy malts and syrup with some burnt notes and berries. newtabularasa (2) - - OCT 6, 2015 does not count
Complex, delicious, no off flavors at all. Good mouthfeel, I kept taking extra ’tastes’ because it was soo good. One of my favorites!