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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Powder Hound is our Winter Ale, and since it is our own creation we call it a Northern Rockies Strong Ale. Powder Hound satisfies, with the fine hand selected British hops fully complimenting the smooth malt notes. After a day on the ice or in the snow, enjoy a Powder Hound Winter Ale. Available November through March. ABV varies from 6.0% to 7.5%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2006
Bottle. Clear, ruddy brown colored beer with a moderate sized off-white head. Nice lacing is left behind. Aroma is pleasant, some caramel malt, a touch of brown sugar/molasses. Light-medium bodied, moderate carbonation level. Flavor is much the same as aroma, perhaps a little drab, lingering hops in finish. Decent if not spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pailhead (6427) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of DarkElf via trade. Malty aroma of caramel and toffee with a touch of hops and metal. Pours a very dark amber with a decent off-white head with some staying power. Flavor is a watery caramel up front and some light chocolate in the middle. Finishes with some weak nutty metallic hops. Rather mediocre if you ask me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Bought this because it was on clearance at BevMo. Didnít smell like much, sort of chocalatey I guess. Flavor is of caramel, toffee maybe some chocaolate, and a sort of musty, earthy flavor. Not bad, gives a nice warmth to the belly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
12 oz bottle, via Indiana_Red. Pours a clear mahogany with a amall, fine-bubbled, off-white head. Low citric hop aroma over a sweet toffee and caramel malt base. Accent notes of tea and perfumy hops. Very fruity and malty flavor with a lightly bitter finish. A little too sweet for my tastes. Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and pleasant low carbonation composed of fine bubbles. Not a bad beer, but nothing outstanding. Overall, itís pretty sweet with an alcoholic kick that gets a little tiring on the palate by the end of the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2006

Pours tea brown with nice lacing. Aroma is a nutty hops. Flavor is bitter and hoppy, with a slight roasted malt flavor. Palate is watery. Overall, would make a nice session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2006
OK..nothing special about this one. Was hoping for more but was pretty bland. Standard winter ale...roasty flavor and toned down hops. This one is big on the malt with no hops. Probably a good session brew after hitting the slopes but not much more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Another really nice rich winter beer. Sweet maltiness in the aroma and the flavor is fruity with some nuttiness coming through as well. Some toffee and caramel flavors are quite dominant with a little bit of hops coming through in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2006
pours brown with red tilt, decent head and lacing. aroma is very interesting, sweet and tangy with the dough, nut, malt, and hops. taste is english, smooth with a nice, short bitter hops ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
12oz. bottle. Dark amber brown color with a small light tan head. Caramel, toffee, and herbal hop aromatics. Smooth caramel flavors with some raisin. Slight bitter vegetal hop component in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, rather smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Bottled. Pours a medium/dark amber color. Sweet malty aroma. Some english type hops as well, I believe. Somehwta sweet up front. Mildly hoppy and malty. A rather mild tasting brew. Reminds be of a sweet/strong bitter. Has a sublime finish that I canít put my finger on.

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