monk191 (1223) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Starts off nice, but not very well balanced. Pours an absolutely beautiful ruby red with a thick tan head. Smells of fruit, vanilla, caramel, hops and pine. Taste starts with a bit of fruit and pine, but then is suddenly overwhelmed with a heavy bitterness that sticks around long after the sip. Would prefer a more balanced finish. Had in the bottle.
DrinkyCrow (94) - Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Strong dark ale. A little bitter but mostly malty. A good strong ale for the winter.
maxwelldeux (4102) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish dark amber color with a moderate tan head on there. I get a mix of bread and grass, with some boozy caramel notes in there. Taste is actually just a bit sweet up front, though with a crisp, slightly bitter finish.
mackRIS (37) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro pours reddish brown. With great head and lacing from the nitro. Aroma is caramel, woody, vanilla, malt. Flavor is woody, alcohol, malt, caramel, toast, and a little harsh.
BrewMstr (112) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at Snow Basin beer festival, unveiling of this winter ale. Slight aroma, dark amber color. Smokey mingled with spices and nutty, toffee, caramel notes. Nice!
slowrunner77 (6649) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
SOLID winter warmer. Malty and complex, the hearty aroma hits you right away. Roasted malts, hints of chocolate, bread, earth. Just enough hops to provide a little balance. Seemingly a beer that would lend itself very very well to barreling."
ACHops (903) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from a 10 Barrel variety pack, served in a tulip glass. A little early for a winter beer, but whatever. Pours hazy dark reddish caramel, with a medium thin lacy off-white cream colored head. Aroma is toffee and roasty caramel malt, just a bit of fragrant hops on the back. Taste is lightly sweet dark caramel malt, chewy thick roasted malt, light hop spice on the finish. Sweetness lingers throughout, but well-restrained along with the abv for a strong ale. None of the individual flavors jumps out to me, but I liked how this came together.
Beerman6686 (5094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a murky medium brown wtih a beige head. Aroma was of caramel, light alcohol, toast and dark fruits. Falvor was sweet caramel and toast and nuts. Ok, but nothnig special
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Roasty caramel/brown sugar malt aroma. Clear deep chestnut with a moderate beige head. Burnt sugar, black licorice, and bitter herbal hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. I hate black licorice, so I realize this isn’t one of my most objective rates.
Christpuncher (1733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent seasonal ale from 10 barrel super malty and heavy in flavor. Smells malty and pours a dark red brown in color. From my beer of the moth club.
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