Reid (2009) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint glass poured from a growler from "B2 Taphouse" in Salem OR
Pours a darker amber coloured body with a large creamy thick light tan head.
Nice treacle toffee type malt aromas and a slight earthy hop. Nice.
Smooth balanced taste..but far from boring..lots going on and it finished pleasantly bitter dark chocolate.
LIke the mouth feel on this its thick yet rolls across the tongue with ease.
Overall a nice Amber albeit on the strong side.
NOTE..according to the board this is 6.7% .
Theydon_Bois (11073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the taproom, Corvalis, 10/11/14.
Clear amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is earthy hop, mineral rinse, pine, bitter orange, caramel.
Taste comprises red grapefruit, light spice, caramel malt, earthy minerals.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid stuff but this is a cross between a hoppy red or an American Strong.
Come to England and find me an English Strong that packs this much hop presence, if you find one I’ll buy you a pickled egg!!!
Danyel (1240) - Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Block 15. Pours clear orange with off-white head. Aroma is very citrusy, oranges, grapefruit, sweet caramel, tropical fruits. Taste is medium-bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, good.
raphael (938) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty, bitter red (they’re calling it a "red" now) w/ a little lemon. Aromas of toffee, resin & black pepper.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sepia with puffy cream head. diacetyl dominate nose, light pumpernickel dusty wheat. Flavor softer, doughy crust up front with light grass and roast mid, darker dense grains, some, tea and toast finish with light residual sugar balancing. Full and coating, lightly chalky, a solid effort once the diacetyl nose blows off.
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at block 15 - pours clear amber with medium thick head. Nose of faint hop and malt. Taste is a pleasant blend of hop, malt, and grain. Sweet and dry finish.
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Salmoniform (1179) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from tap to glass. Nice amber hue with fizzy white head that lingered. Aroma is citrus, orange, caramel, honey, tangerine. Mouthfeel is decent with a lighter body and soft carbonation. Taste is dry with a clean bitter finish. Overall this is a decent brew.
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at the brewpub, Aug 2013 - Pours a copper-amber color with good lacing. It smells of citrus and hints of caramel. The flavor is similar with high bitterness and a medium body. good brew.
douglas88 (6689) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a reddish amber color with a small white head. A big fruity pine nose with some caramel. Great hoppy flavor with pine and medium bitterness, sweet fruit, earthy dry caramel and malts. Pine. Good.
neepsntatties (1276) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Colour...dark orange-amber with a moderately thick head . Nose...quite fruity with a lean towards the citrus side. Palate...deeply malty but then there’s the citrus again. This is a rather interesting ale but not what I would call an "old ale". There’s plenty of malt burn then again there’s the citrus. Hmmmm....hard to peg this one, but a decent ale nonetheless.