BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one was darker brown with a small, creamy head. It had a malty nose. There was a bit of a bite at first, but it went down smoothly. It is smooth, but not heavy. All in all it is a good beer.
rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 18, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sweet undertones, some malt, bit thin for the style. spice - some spruce? maybe vanilla? bready flavors. lightly hopped. not bad - but I like my winter beers a bit more robust.
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
If you expecting a real English Strong Ale make sure you pass this one by. I thought the beer was more fruity tasting than bitter. I didn’t mind the beer, but maybe it would play better in the summer. Not bad, just not real good either.
frpilz (108) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty, refreshing. Smooth entry, nice hop profile. Alcohol is masked. Aroma indicates low hopping, which is not the case. Medium creamy mouthfeel, drinkable and quenching. Easy drinker was more like a pale ale than a british strong.
lweiberg (105) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Felt thin, then again for as cheap as this was I didn’t expect it to bee to thick or pack too much of a buzz. Good but not outstanding. I’ve heard so much about Moose Drool that I figured I’d try a single of this since it was available at Blue Max but I can’t see myself trying any Big Sky again since they tend to offer only middle-of-the-road stuff.
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark amber in color with a slight beige head.Aroma is a mix of malt and hops. Thick and creamy to the palate. Has a malt taste whith a slightly sweet finish.
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours out copper red with a nice whittish head. Sweet malty toffee aromas. Malty flavor with a thinish body carmel and sweet noted with a hint of bitterness at the end. Not bad at all but needs some more body.
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight cloudy amber color with an average head and minimal lacing. Nice roaster nut aroma with a bittersweet taste.
Krausen (102) - USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good winter ale, nice caramel and fruity notes without overwhelming alcohol or hop. Great balance for a drinkable beer. A nice departure from the flood of spiced, over hopped and over sweet beers.
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a deep garnet, beautiful really, with a small tan head which mostly disappeared. Aroma of grass, earth, lightly malty, definite barnyard smell there too - like decaying bales of alfalfa. Some caramel. Drinks like a sweetened iced tea. More maltiness. Hops come out in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Pretty original, and fairly decent.