bubbleflubber (2227) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
On draught at the High Country Beer Fest, it pours amber into the glass, with a small froth cap. Caramel malt aroma with some toast in there. The flavors are malty, with caramel, some biscuity notes, and nods to tannic acid and possibly a touch of copper. I’ve made this sound much bigger than it actually is, as the rest of the brew is lackluster. The finish is of toast and dry-hopping, with a medium body and dull mouthfeel. It’s not a substantive brew on the palate, and after a couple of pulls, loses interest for me. It falls into the vast ocean of mediocrity, which is unfortunate. Drake (13728) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2009
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear reddish copper color with a thin frothy head. Good head retention. Aroma is caramel,
toasted malts and light toffee. Taste is caramel, leafy hops, light solvent alcohol and light tea. Thin-medium
bodied. Good beer. ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Clear amber pour with off white head. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, floral hops, kind of warm like a whiskey. Similar taste with a nice bitter hop finish. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle shared with the guys at the Inglorious Emergency Tasting. Very nice bright caramel pour with ring of tan head. Nose of sweet and tart caramel with a slight hint of vegetal on the flavor, but perhaps just nutty. Some hint of floral hop for balance. Good malty amber. Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Pours a lasting ring of off-white head with a clear, amber body. Caramel and floral aromas. Flavor is burnt sugar, butter, and apple floral. Semi-dry finish.
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is floral and very sweet. Flavor of grains and some fruit, with a hoppy finish. Was expecting much worse. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2009
On tap at the Colonial Downs Rhythm, Bets and Brews Festival on 06/20/2009. Clear copper amber bpody with a small frothy white head. Sweet light fruity and floral aroma on a caramel background. Sweet grainy and light fruity caramel flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Very nice pour, great sticky head and beautiful ruddy amber color. Dry malt extract and a touch of artificfial sweetner on the nose with grainy bitterness to balance.. Sweet malt palate gives way to a very nice hoppy bitterness. Somewhat floral hop spice lingers in the mouth. 84 MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2009
(Sample Date: 6/20/2009 Source:Other) Colonial Downs Rhythm Bets and Brews. Clear slightly amber light brown with small white head. Lightly grainy aroma with some earthy hop notes. Flavor is lightly grainy and fruity with a light floral earthy hop flavor. Medium finish with light residual bitterness. Solid American Amber. Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle from Whole Foods in Greenville, SC. Pretty good all-around amber. Nothing extreme, but not bad. It won’t impress you with a big amount hops. Just an average amber.