Sham (1846) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours mahogany, with almost no head. Malt aromas, with some nutty hints, just a bit sour or musty. Flavor starts out malty, then slightly sweet, finishing a bit citrusy. All of it seems a bit muted. The palate is a bit cloying though. Nothing outstanding about this one.
Reid (1596) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comes in a 12 oz brown long neck with a picture of what looks like a sled dog on the label.
Very nice looking dark brown coloured beer, with a 1 inch creamy off white head..dissapates but leaves excellent lacing down the glass.
Very strong aroma of roasted malts and an almost wine like alcohol scent..detect some spiciness.
Nice strong chocolate malt taste, then mid tongue it gets spicy almost peppery shows some slight hops at the end..and a good alcohol warming in the throat.
Very nice on the tongue not dry at all.great long lasting aftertaste.
I was surprised how much I liked this ale even in the early summer..pretty drinkable in my books.
vw86ggti (14) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very drinkable winter ale. Not to overpowering. Pours a fluffy brownish head. Complex flavor with traces of winter spices. A thick bodied beer. Reccommended for a very easy drinking winter ale.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A brown clear ale with an off white head. A caramel aroma and a touch sweet. The flavor is bitter up front with caramel and some nuttiness to follow. The bitter does linger a bit.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown with a tiny white head. Looks very carbonated. Smells of caramel, hops and malt. Taste hops, caramel and malt and has that wet dog flavor.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hoppy with a strong oaky yeastyness. sweet malt fills in the rest. A bit weak for a winter ale
jsquire (2951) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep orange/copper color with nice off white head. Sweet brown sugar flavor with nice hop bitterness. Easy drinking, sweet pale ale.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy aroma backed by caramelized sugar, dough, and fresh malts. Sweet flavor. Pretty drinkable. Your swill drinking brother might like this.
kyzr (1140) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught: Medium brown ale with average head on it. Hints of cinnamon and light citrus fruit is balanced with the malt. Nice light body to it, so you could have a couple and feel full.
Slick (1971) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
this wasn’t much better then a middle of the road winter brew it just doesnt have it