Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Redbones: Cloudy orange/brown with a thin off-white head. Grains, molasses, and some light mellon in the aroma, full bodied with soft carbonation, starts off lighly swet and then gets a bit more sweet. Very drinkable.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper to l;ight brown in color with a small off-white head.Agressively hopped with an underlying malt character that's almost dominated by the bitterness.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep hazy orange-amber beer with a very creamy tan head. Aroma is quite malty and chewy, light molasses, earthiness and caramel sweetness. Flavour is also malt-dominated with a spicy/fruity hop flavour in back. Light resin and a touch of mintiness mingly with lingering bready and caramelly sweetness. Finishes on the sweet side of balanced, but is a very tasty brew nonetheless.
JorisPPattyn (7929) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask) Very dark brown, reddish shine; dense yellowish head, stable. Woody & caramel notes in the nose, dark malts in evidence. Rich chocolate and winey flavours, bitter malts finish. Rich, full bodied, at the same time as light impression without watery texture. If it were just a little less harsh on the burnt malts palate, I'd rate it quite high.
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Parkway Tavern in Tacoma. Dark bronze pint with a tight foam head. Nose and first sip made me think... mmm, Deschutes Jubel. But, getting further into the glass, the lighter body and maple sugar overtones became apparent. This makes a fine fall beer.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color, with a malty and hoppy aroma and a taste to back it up. The hops however, do overpower the flavor (woohoo). Will re-rate later though due to being sick when I drank it.
OldGrowth (2670) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Redbones. Good nose,carmel,toasted wheat bread,rootbeer,little earthy.Hazy orangy brown color. Small head that faded. Flavors are same as aroma with citrus presence. Thin body, watery mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Good brew. Very drinkable, Hoppy amber.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber body with minimal head. Aroma is hoppy with some caramel malts. Very malty flavour with a sweetness from the caramel malts. The hops kik in mid way to balance it out. Well made and enjoyable amber.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Anthony’s Woodfire Grill in Everett. Pours a dark amber color with a nice white head on top. Aroma is full of malts, caramel mostly with hoppy undertones. Flavor is pretty mild and mostly sweet rather than hoppy. I was expecting this to be more of a hoppy beer being a harvest ale but it wasn’t the guess. However it is a pretty good beer nonetheless.
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint Eastside Club Tavern Olympia, WA
A deep darfk amber color with a thin head. Huge deep aroma of spices and malts. Loved he flavor of deep crystal malts and the hops came through quite nicely. This was a rich flavorful beer with a nice sweet finish. Great Beer.