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...itís 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 Iíve 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.
ACHops (799) - 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 donít think this was barrel-aged, but itís 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 thatís saying something. Would love to see a version of this cranked up to imperial range.
CampesinoTino (790) - 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.
highibus (740) - 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. Canít believe I havenít rated this before.
stantheman (675) - 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!
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ever tasted a beer and found it a bit...off and then went to look to see what others have said about it? I couldnít agree more with what TAR stated below, so Iím going to leave it at that. Something is seriously wrong here and after a few swallows of this bomber, itís likely going to be a drain-pour.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very estery aroma with a twang of alcohol and a hint of roasted malt. A dark reddish brown with a persistent but thin head. The body was a bit lacking. Flavor starts estery and sweet fills out with a little raosted malt and finishes bitter. A very nice winter warmer.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: some cream, malts, and carmel. Also some fruity metallic scents and some pine
Appearance: very dark brown with a slight reddish tint, light brown head, some lacing
Flavor: sweet, fruity, carmel flavors with a strange off-taste...almost like a metallic lambic taste (very strange)
Palate: very smooth with that weird aftertaste that leaves almost a tartness in the mouth