stchloe (976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitiely one of the best for winter ales. Deep copper body with plenty of caramel malt notes, spicy hop profile adds the right amount of winterness.
adrianehendee (56) - - OCT 20, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Clear, dark reddish brown. Piney flavor, but aftertaste disappears quickly.
unclemike (2925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a half finger of head on a cloudy copper colored body. The aroma is grainy and a little lemon. The taste is malty sweet balanced with a mild bitter finish. Straightforward but good. The texture is soft with moderate carbonation
bb (8588) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a tan head. Light grapefruit aroma. Light grapefruit flavor with light chocolate and light roast. Medium bodied. Light grapefruit lingers with light chocolate and light roast.
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - 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 (13432) - 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 (8003) - 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 (3817) - 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 (223) - - 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 (5226) - 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 (4737) - 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.