JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, 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.
Ibrew2or3 (8008) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up on tap at AZ Strong Beer Fest 2016 where it exhibits a deep brown to amber colored body that supports a tan head of foam that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The aroma offers up kind of nutty, kind of a roasty malt bit and then kind of a vague slightly pine like hoppiness leading to a spicy black strap molasses note at the end of the draw. The taste delivers malt roastiness, a nutty sensation and then getting into spicy to almost pine like hops. It ends with a lingering dry roasted nuttiness. As it warms the spicy to pine hops and nuttiness grow.
Ratman197 (12826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a hazy brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of toffes, tobacco, cocoa and sdpice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, cocoa and spice with a smooth dry lingering cocoa finish.
gyllenbock (7229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from City Beer. Brownish with a small head. Sweet with malt, caramel and light fruit. Medium mouthfeel. An ok one although nothing special.
SirLimpsalot (3507) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
@ best western americania 16-3-4: rätt enkel med söta toner av malt och socker.
kespecial (207) - - FEB 29, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown, foamy tan head. Nose is subdued for the abv: caramel, cocoa, toffee. Taste is quite bitter, both from hops and malt roast. Pleasant warming booze, more toffee. Nicely not sweet, but a little burnt tasting. Decent.
ajnepple (4836) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz single, bottled nearly 5 months ago, purchased at the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Deep, dark brown appearance with a fluffy, lingering tan head and patchy lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel malt, toffee, roasted grain and light spices. Similar flavor, with more spices and a mild hop bitterness. Medium plus body with smooth, creamy feel and a bittersweet finish. Not bad.
luttonm (4447) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz in Seattle. Thick caramel-toffee brown. Creamy head. Caramel amber. Good bittering, bitter chocolate. Dry finish, a touch astringent. Alright.
BREWMUSKCLES (2530) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a somewhat malty brew with some caramel and a bit of spice. tingly licorice in the malt and a touch of roastred cocoa. alcohol feels like a question. moderate to light in body it is refreshing and quenching for a winter brew. still some substance and nice looking brew dark with light mocha head.
Crit (3768) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown,thick tan head.Medium bodied lightly sweet malt start. Mellow but vague mid Some light hops and alcohol in finish
zoucrew102 (1241) - - JAN 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Caramel malt aroma with with spicy hop, toffee and some roasty notes. Pours dark copper colored with a thin tan head with poor retention and some lacing. Starts with sweet toffee and caramel flavors with a bit of roast. Finishes quite dry with spicy hop bitterness that lingers on the palate with the roast and a bit of booze. Pretty good, but the finish wasn't overly desirable.