Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2010
On tap at the Sockeye brewpub. Pours copper with light tan head and spotty lacing. The aroma is a snoot full of malts running from mildly roasty to nutty to a bit of biscuit. The taste is roasty and nutty and then punctuated by pine hop bitterness here and there. Into the finish a pleasing level of nuttiness rises up a bit along with a sense of earthy notes. The roasted malts help dry it out some into the finish with a light amount of astringency. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2010
on tap-pours a light tan head and copper/amber color. Aroma is mild medium malt-chocolate. Taste is mild medium malt-chocolate, earthy. Mild carbonation. douglas88 (9049) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a bright amber color with a large white head. The aroma is a earthy caramel mix, very interesting. The flavor is similarly dominated by a sweet caramel flavor with loads of earthiness. Toasted and sweet flavors. Also, a great mouthfeel. BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 29, 2008
This is a nice sessionable beer. Roasted caramel and a very faint bit of chocolate and a dusting of herbal hoppiness. Very drinkable. skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Nice copperish amber pour. No retention. A bit of roast and burnt cocoa blends with mainly malt, malt, malt on the nose. Flavor is pretty much nil of anything...watery and lightly LIGHTLY hopped near the end. Not too impressed with this one, but usually are not with ambers.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2008
Draught @ Bardenay - Aroma of toasted malt, flavor was similar, nice toasted grainy and malty flavour, I honestly thought this was at least on par with some of the much more popular ambers out there, I would definitely drink this again... JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
On draft at Bardenay in Eagle. Clear reddish amber pour with a one finger white head. It’s an easy drinking malty amber ale. I liked it. Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3/7/08 on draught at the brewpub. Aroma is highly malt dominant, with a strong roast, almost Munich character. Hops are nearly nonexistant. Appearance is clear reddish gold with a medium maintained off white head. Flavor is still malt dominant, but the roast is not as strong and gives more of a sweet/sour presentation accomapanied by low earthy bittering. Mouthfeel is medium/low bodied with a medium carb feel and tangy finish. Overall, this isn’t to style but there’s just not much to complain about; good and easy drinking.
BuckeyeBoy (7514) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2007
On tap at brewpub pours out a hazy amber topped with a light tan head. Pretty cool hop/malt mix. A good tasting amber. jake65 (3623) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Draft: Pours a very dark amber with reddish tones, large white head, and thick lacing. Nose is faint malt, earthiness, and floral hops. The taste is more of hops than of malt; a little earthiness and some florals. Lingering finish of light bitters. Different from the mainstream ambers I’ve tried recently - in a good way.