after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22. Dark mahogany with a thick, creamy tan head that falls quickly away to a little float of sudsy film and a thick web of lace around the glass. Somewhat sour, sweaty aroma with dark sugars afloat.. Medium body with some present carb. Lots of brown bread, black bread, leaves, and caramel on the mid-palate. Some booze bites near the finish, along with some spicy hops. Not quite as good as I remembered it...not unpleasant, but rawer and rougher.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber color shines through the fire light at the über tavern in Seattle. Faint white head with a pine and citrus aroma. Lightluly sweet toasted malts are quickly overwhelmed by a strong hop finish
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Garnet color with a light tan head. Toffee sweet malt smell. Light - medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Smooth texture. Nicely balanced taste of sweet toffee, bitter coffee. Finishes with a medium bitter alcohol tang.
A pretty tasty winter time brew from the great northwest.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle - ruby brown with off white head; strong and thick malt aromas mixed in with spices and hops; rich and smooth texture that’s not too spicy and comes to a clean finish; decent
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
rich black core, brown around the edges, fluffy full head that fell to a film and left nice lacing. warm attic dusty sugary aroma. rich molasses sweetness, very satisfying. floral hop finish cleans the palate for the next sip.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Winter Beer Festival. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a nice off-white head on top. Aroma is full of malt with hints of hops and spices. Flavor is rich in both hops and malt. Mostly a spicy yet sweet caramel flavor commands the tongue, not overly sweet though. Pretty easy on the palate with no hints of alcohol. Lacking a little bit on body.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - Eastside Club Tavern - Olympia, WA
Aroma – Dark malts with a light spices and hops. Rich and smooth
Appearance – Dark brown, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor – Nice deep malts with some great flavors. This was a great beer. Some bitter hops and spices
Palate – Smoth and silky this was a great winter ale
Overall –I really liked this beer it was a true festival of the mouth.
jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a deep mahogany color with a medium, creamy beige head. Nice lacing too. Nose is malty and dark fruits with citrus. Tastes malty and sweet with bits of caramel and a light woodiness. Warms up nicely. Thanks BuckDich!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark mahogany color with a light sturdy crown of head and a creeping ring of lacing. The nose is fairly hoppy with a spicy herbal hop note, and a burly chewy caramel malt note that follows it up. Nice raisin and toffee notes along with the moderate alcohol and ample hop nose. Bitter hoppy tail, it’s almost enough to take away from the malty body, but it’s still there. I would prefer this without the dry hops actually, but it’s still the end of summer, we’ll see what this is like in the dead of winter once Cabin Fever sets in.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Dog & Pony, Renton, Wa. Aroma is caramel forward followed by dried fruit and a light alcohol note. Appearance is dark red/amber with a well retained white head. Flavor is caramel forward as well balanced with light bittering hops, then sour tart dried fruit, dark chocolate and alcohol. Great complexity. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium carb feel, slightly spritzy and warm. Overall, this is a very interesting beer that I assume would just get better with time and become a bit smoother.