BillKismet (3162) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Splendid hazy maroon color with deep copper head. Brown malt roasty nose. Feint nut dust. Touch of aged wine wood in aroma and more pronounced cab flavor with brown malt accents. Sour wood twang finish.
Alphadelic (1728) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
So I guess this place have been hanging on to this keg for 9 months or something. Deep red. Light cheese but otherwise it’s in mint condition. Delightfully smooth but plenty of rich booziness and dark, dry fruit.
maekchu (1457) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Bailey’s Taproom, Portland. Strong, sweaty aroma with some pears and alcohol. Light cloudy orange-brown color, rocky head. Initial flavor is like distilled pear juice; mid palate brings some good bitterness and a bit of the brandy; final is creamy, weak, and more or less balanced. Nice attempt -- but it doesn’t really develop into a cohesive series of flavors.
hayduke (3072) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the brewpub in Bend, Oregon. This draft pour came a clear deep red amber with an off-white head that left great lacing rings as it slowly settled. The nose showed lots of aromas, including ripe fruit, roast malts, and floral hops. Medium to bold n body, the mouthfeel is smooth and almost slick. The flavor is complex with a lot of subtle tastes, including ripe fruit, a hint of chocolate, and spices. The oak appears and stays with you through the finish, which displays a touch of bitterness. This is a hard beer to describe because it is so complex but overall the high malt show and good hop balance make for a real knockout of a winter warmer. Great beer.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2012 Tap @ The BeerMongers... Had minimal brandy or boozy spirit flavors. Just some hints of wood from the barrel(s). Poured deep reddish/ruby with a thick, vibrant white head. Incredible retention and lacing on the walls of the goblet glass. Overall it was quite soapy. Some grassy hops and toasted malt sweetness, and again with a soapy water, chemical flavor.