carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at Satelite in Seattle’s capitol hill
dark brown color with a heavy malt aroma and taste. Solid but slightly unspectacular.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark in color, strong hoppy aroma, very fierce taste. This is a zinger of an amber. Very full tasting and hoppilicious.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2003 The Harvest is particularily good this year ('03). Very fresh hoppy character (they grow them right there in the beer garden) and some very nicely incorporated grains to round out the beer perfectly. The bitterness is a bit through the roof sacrificing the flavor some. But still wheaty, hoppy goodness.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy red/brown. Lots of bitter hops, but not so aromatic. Quite refreshing and light. Not much sweetness. Bitter finish.
TomTiedemann (251) - Levittown, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at boundary bay. poured an amber color, somewhat balanced in flavor but felt like it was missing the malty flavor i was expecting.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Released....again! On tap at the brewery. Pours a very murky reddish rye color. Sweet malt aroma with hints of earth and citrus hops. A slightly "dirty" taste, some caramel and toffee as well. Pretty full body and no real after taste. Drinkable......
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby-maroon with firm head amounting to a lovely pint. A bit too hoppy for a harvest season ale. Chinook appears in aroma.
after4ever (6103) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a deep dark brown, murky, headless, still. Slightly watery and flat attack. Huge toasty roasty mid-palate with lots of nuts and dried leaves. Slightly acrid resinous finish.
Crit (3334) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
01 Version :Deep amber with thin head. Malty nose and taste with a few light finishing hops.
Obviously it is much different this year
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught pint at Redbones on 10/24/07
A very deeply burnished copper-red body is lightly hazy, with a fairly dense, beige head atop. Moderate retention, light lacing.
Toasted malt and hops! Breadiness rolls through the nose, as straightforward C-hoppiness takes over and piles on lots of stiff citrus. Not particularly varied or interesting, it just seems rather uninspired. Malt apparency is low, other than contributing more dryness to the already dry, acidic nose. Some light caramel and dough notes, but nothing to distract from the heavy citrus dominance. Clean, though, otherwise and no alcohol is noted. Medium strength of aroma.
Fruitiness starts up initially; some cherries, red apples, strawberries but is quickly curtailed by the stronger white grapefruit and orange bitterness. Soft, yeasty texture but with minimal comfort from any real malt suppleness. Grainy and bready on the finish, with hop acids steadily fatiguing the palate. Tastes like dry graham crackers and marmalade by the end. No alcohol or flaws. Too bitter, needs more malt balance/complexity.