Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Red brown pour with a big, persistent beige head, leaves a lot of lacing. Smells malty and bready, dank earth, a little nutty. Drinks a bit like their scotch ale, malty and bready, some caramel and toastiness, but has more of a hop bite to it. Finishes a bit earthy and spicy. I liked this, but it seemed like it could be way more awesome.
ACHops (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 22 oz bottle. Pours a murky amber brown with a thin creamy head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and solid bourbon notes. Taste is rich lightly roasted malts with nice earthy hop flavors and delicious bourbon on the finish. I don’t think this was barrel-aged, but it’s definitely there. Bottle is maybe 6 months old, so who knows. Hard to believe this is only 7%, tastes bigger. One of the best NW winter beers, and that’s saying something. Would love to see a version of this cranked up to imperial range.
RumRunner101 (879) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Malty aroma with hints of vanilla, caramel and spices. Medium bodied with flavours of raisins, caramel and a malty sweetness. After the sweetness subsides there’s some nuttiness and some hops and alcohol. The sweetness in the body is a bit too much for me, and the finish is a bit too boozy.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer was sampled at the 12 Hour Belgian Beer Festival 2005 at Pizza Port Carlsbad, thanks to Dr. Bill. This beer pours a cloudy, murky brown color with a soapy white head and a small degree of lacing. The aroma is malty, nutty and heavily vanilla...you can almost smell the stickyness. The flavor is medium bodied, very very sticky, malty and nutty. Strangely enough though it breaks down into a hoppy floral finish. This finished extremely citrusy and acetic....making this beer almost unbearable to put down after a while. Not worth another visit.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The name makes me think of Jack in The Shining. Well, I did not get this beer from an imaginary bartender who told me to murder my wife and children, but I guess I do not have a wife or child(ren) to murder anyhow so...it’s all arbitrary anyhow. About the beer, incredibly malty nose and rather hoppy as well. Hits you in the gut just like the Scotch, taste is pretty similar too except for the hops. When I had this on tap at the brewery I found it much better than this evening at a nearby restaraunt. This is however the first Boundary beer I’ve ever seen bottled, so depending on range of distribution this may become the most widespread Boundary beer soon.
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.
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a solid dark reddish brown color with a half-inch of creamy light beige head. Plenty of dark roasted caramel malt notes in the aroma along with some butterscotch, toffee, vanilla and walnut. The taste begins with a strong dose of toasted malt, caramel and dates followed by raisin, cinnamon and woody alcohol notes. The subtle hops presence is spicy and herbal toward the end. The body is smooth and mildly creamy with more sweet malt and alcohol in the finish. The overall flavor is rich, malty and boozy as a good Winter Warmer should be.
stantheman (779) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Pumphouse Pub in Richmond. Dark reddish brown colour. Rich malts on the nose. Flavour wise this is a tour de force, if you like a rich and flavourful beer. Rich malts abound, but are tempered by a strong background bitterness. Memorable!
highibus (755) - Vail, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a deep crimson with thin off white head and a bit of lacing. a bit over the top sweet bit nice carmel and plum notes. potent and warming. overall very nice.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint @ The Traveler. Decent winter ale. Not too thick, not too hoppy. Kind of Goldilocks. Can’t believe I haven’t rated this before.