JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with ruby tint. Fruity and malty aroma, maybe a bit of spruce. Caramel and crystal malts play a prominent role in this one. Light butterscotch flavour, fruity. Low hop aroma, but a decent amount of bitterness rounding it off Similar to their scotch ale.
3fourths (8878) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wish I could find out what kind of malts, hops and yeast this beer used... it would help my dilema. For starters, it has a mild spiced pinecone and wood nose, but the flavor has some slightly unpleasent metallic meaty flavors. The entire experience clashes in my mouth: biting, prickly sharp palate, with an unsettling pungent grass or moss flavor. The flavors resemble Hood Canal Big Beef Stout a lot, so I’m interested in specifically what is the cause.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to americanbrew. Pours with a hazy brown-amber body and an off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar, dates, a bit of age, molasses, and raisins. Taste is raisins, oak, currant and burnt caramel. Taste is big, large and creamy.
after4ever (7061) - 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.
Ernest (7030) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), with notes of cinnamon, DMS, plastic.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Obvious problems in the aroma, sour finish, another scary sample from BB.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours brownish tinted amber, heavy on the brown, slightly hazy, monsterous tannish hued foamy head, with excellent lacing.   Hop bitterness, roasted malts, and carob on the nose.   Smells interesting enough.   Taste is malty, biscuity, fairly sweet, with a soft hop background.   Enjoyable body, with a medium mouthfeel.   Lingering hop bitterness on the finish.   Not bad!
AmEricanbrew (6566) - 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.
Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to AmericanBrew for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a brown color with a tan head. The aroma is strong brown sugar with caramel and toffee. The flavor is very sweet brown sugar along with some raisins and oak. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
riversideAK (5936) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from after4ever. Thanks Tom. This one has a nice malty aroma of dark fruits, brown sugar, chocolate, toffee, caramel, a touch of spicy hops. Pours a great dark brown tone with wonderful deep red hues and a meringue khaki head that never leaves. The flavor has more notes of toffee, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, some sugary sweetness, light roast in the back end with a moderately dry hop bitterness. Creamy drinking with it’s light carbonation, and a touch of warming alcohol. This was pretty nice.
thirdeye11 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew) clear brown with light tan bubbles. Nose of butterscotch, caramel, and brown sugar. Taste of brown sugar, toast, caramel, vanilla with a slick creamy finish.