JohnGalt1 (1074) - , Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
6’er picked up tonight at the COOP.
Tannish head sticks around for not too long.. the brew is a pretty standard deep amber.
Nose shows sorta expected PNW Winter Ale notes... but done pretty well. Toasty nose and some caramel... piney and citrus hoppiness battle with the medium malt profile.
Interesting piney hoppiness comes out front and quickly melts into the malts... caramel and light toffee... citrus zest hoppiness comes in on the finish.. lingers and melts with the malts... everything is surprisingly balanced.. nothing outweighs anything else...
Medium boned, but seemingly high ABV for a winter warmer... A nice sipper, but the hops make me want another sip... and another. Well done across the board.
riversideAK (5827) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Guess I've never rated this. Well tick tick tick. Darker toasted malt, toffee, and some darker fruit plus earthy notes in the nose. Auburn pour not much head hazy little lace. Flavored lean more towards dark fruit with underlying residual sugar darker toast and mild earth. Lingering sweet residuals. Medium carb.
drjay44 (3087) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Bottled 13 Oct. Winter 2015. Pours a medium, well retained light beige head, with extensive lacing, over a clear dark brown (SRM 27) body.......nose is dark toasted malts, with treacle, toffee/caramel notes, mild dried fruits with raisin, plum tones, moderate herbal hop spice......taste is slightly sweet with dried fruits, raisin, plum, toffee/caramel, all from the malts, finishing with a spicy, moderately bitter hop addition.......mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, minimal alcohol, carbonation adds a pleasant creaminess. The ABV is a bit low for the style. However, the malts are rich, nourishing, satisfying, and just balanced back by the moderate hop spice and bitterness. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7
andrewje41 (1746) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle poured. Pours a reddish brown color with a lasting fizz ring head. I hesitated on this for a couple years now, because I hate snow, and I’m quite superstitious. A little snow for good beer can’t hurt I suppose. Rich caramel malt aroma and flavor. Ideal beer for standing outside in 10 degree temperature, around a fire. Which is exactly what I was doing during my first and only visit to 10 barrel. Hope to be back soon! Good beer.
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Boise brew pub: Super sweet grape juice and sparkling cider. Tasty treat -- too easy to drink!!
BuckeyeBoy (4057) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Boise pub. Pours out a clear crisp copper topped with a sand head. Nose is rich malts caramel toffee big bread and a nice light hop kick. Taste ismore of the rich malty sweetness some nice grgrapefruit bitterness on the end.
Slipstream (2278) - USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a robust, sweet ale. It is a little like a hearty brown ale crossed with a light stout. I tasted some tobacco, molasses, and a sharp, astringent finish. The aroma is sweet and chocolatey. Very good.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from QFC, Seattle
Nice dark amber color with red hue, clean, and with small compact head. Aroma and flavor are caramel based, the aroma is also a bit oxidized, there are enough residual sugars, and it ends with a strong component of roasted nuts; although in the final there is a bit of chicory-like bitterness.
Ferris (8940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Grains and some dark sugary malts. Clear copper with a small beige head. Nice malty nots. Some plum and a nice malty finish. Nothing particularly interesting, but nice.
czar (6208) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours hazy/cloudy light brown, orange tint, with a creamy reviving light beige cap, some retention and lacing. caramel spicy maltiness, peppery toffee, nutmeg and cinnamon, roasted berries, earth, dirt and pine; booze, bit of sweetness - burnt sugars, grass, clean yeast. light carbonation - weak bubbles, medium body - oily; assertive if not slightly harsh citrusy-spicy-piney finish. o-k.
drsandman (704) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper brown, off white head. aroma is spices, clove, floral hop, plum. Flavor is sweet dark fruits, spiced grain, earthy hop. Med body, med sweet.