troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
[Bottle] Dark amber pour is highlighted by a small cap of foam head. Sticky aroma of caramel malts, brown sugar and earthy hops. Taste is of molasses, whole grain bread, mild hops and earthy wood notes. Lingering sweet aftertaste. Tasting notes from 11/2011. Strykzone (7305) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Doran brought it. Had this right after an ’09 Angels Share which made tasting this a challenge. A ligjt tan pour with little head. A malty nose and that was tasted, too. A little breadiness. jandd1983 (4276) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2012
It poured an orange color with an off-white head. The aroma was some toasted malt, spicy hops, with fruit and a little pepper. The taste was nutty, toasty with a spicy hop bitterness. This is a very good Amber Ale. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Wild Ass at the St. Louis Zoo. Scott_Snyder (27) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Nice hoppy aroma. Very good head retention. Medium body and smooth mouthfeel. Hoppiness and oak are just enough to make this amber interesting and and very tastey. I recommend this beer to any one that thinks ambers are bland. You will be pleasantly surprised. Dogbrick (12918) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle at Old Mill Stream in St. Charles, MO. The beer is an orange-amber color with a medium fluffy white head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt, hops and a bit of wood. Medium body with flavors of lighly spiced hops, caramel malt and oak. The finish is malty with a short fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
Finhead (1742) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2011
A cloudy amber-brown pour with a rocky off-white head. The aroma is rather nice with moderate hops on a caramel base. The medium body begins with some lively carbonation and then smooths out. The taste is mildly sweet with just a touch of bitterness in the finish. vyvvy (6392) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Pours deep amber with a sudsy, yet sturdy, off-white head. The aroma is clean and snappy with toasted malt, some oak, light spicy hops, some fruit and pepper. Medium clean body that has a bit to it with a sharp version of frothy carbonation. The flavor starts lightly nutty, toasty and oaky along with spicy hops. The finish adds a bit of piny hops. While the hops are there they are not overpowering. Pretty decent beer. mjmcend (209) - USA - SEP 4, 2010
Floral notes with some sweetness on the nose. Golden orange with a thin white head. Taste is of earth and hops with some caramel sweetness. Very drinkable. MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Nice hop aroma with very evident oak aroma. Red-orange color with dense creamy head. Lots of hop flavor up front changing to malt, then finally a long lingering oak flavor. Balanced on the bitter side. Lots of caramel malt flavor with hints of sweetness. Decent carbonation that is not overdone. The oak aging gives this beer a flavor that is not typical in amber ales. The oak adds a nice complexity. It is unexpected and makes this beer a bit more cerebral than most amber ales. thegreenrooster (4373) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Pour is a dark tan with a large white head, Aroma is a decent hop resin with a bit of earthy malts. Flavor starts out again with a decent hop then follows with some sweet malts and maybe that is a little of the oak aging at the end. A little bit of alcohol is noticable after the swallow. Way better than i thought this would be.