daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Bomber shared by JW77...He is the man! Pours a very nice sparkling amber color. Small head. Aroma is simple but delicious. Caramel malt and cittrus hops. The flavor goes back and forth between a nice citrus bitter hop and some good caramel malt. Damn good stuff. OzarkElmo (319) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2009
From cask at brew pub June 15, 2009. Clear amber with minimal head. Pretty tasty and a bit of alcohol going down, feeling stronger than a standard amber ale. I liked it - cheers! BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 TAP: reddish amber pour, frothy head. A little caramel on the nose, taste is caramel, citrus, and hop. First half of the glass tasted better than the second half - the more I had, the less I enjoyed it. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Bright rusty orange. Slimmingly small and bubbled capping of off-white doesn’t keep long when served. Some stringy lace sticks while consumed.
Aroma is of waxy, soapy pine resin. Tenderly smokey with some solid orange oil drops and some malt sweetness appear stronger as it warms.
Taste is super gliding smooth and firm with a creamy, easy going caramel malt backing, teethed by a small edge of toasted malt evident in the background. The Amarillo’s do there thing nearer the end as it picks up finely tanged pine resin, orangey grapefruityness, and some nice smokey hints to wild grasses on top of the a growing toasted turf of malts.
Semi waxy, clean, creamy, frim, bold, and quick to the tongue with a soothing pleasure of a simple, yet yeilding amount of sweet malt and toasted factions adding to the hop toned finish of cleanly bright pine resin sap, wax, and floral grassy soap.
No surprise here...another fine drinker of a hoppy toned ale by TH. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2007
amber, fine beige head, streaks of lace, sweet caramel malt aroma with loads of citrus hops, rich dark caramel flavor with plenty of hops, nice blend of citrus and earthy hops, touch of sweetness with the caramel
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating from DLD: Coppery hue with a small lasting head. The aroma has notes of caramel, grainy malts, grassy and light pine hops, and an earthy ester. The taste was more towards the hop character than anything else, sharp bitterness upon the finish with a hint of metallic tone. The mouth feel is lively and refreshing. A good brew and not our standard amber ale. jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Growler. Thanks to Stine for sending me this. Pours a deep amber body with nice head. Grassy aroma, hoppy, with some caramel. Flavor is sweet with a big hop flavor but not overprowering. Sweet malty taste in the end of each sip. Some caramel detected to. Very smooth and well balanced. The amarillo hops in this were balanced well. I like this hop but have seen it in other beers where it was too much in your face. Posibly the best Amber I ever had. thebaldwizard (1207) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2007
DLD. Medium brown color. Aroma was mostly hops, with a hint of malt only. Taste is almost all hops--very suprising for an amber. Bitter aftertaste. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
Growler @ DLD: Poured a copper color with a white head. Some pine and caramel, in aroma and flavor, some citrus as well. Pretty hoppy for an amber, there was a dry bitter finish to this. Quite tasty. spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
Growler shared @ DLD ’07-lots of citrus hops in the aroma.Pours medium copper with a light white head.Lots of hops really dominates the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a big hop finish.