douglas88 (5936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Breakside. Pours a clear reddish color with a medium white head. Lots of lacing. The flavor is dominated by traditional amber ale notes of citrus, big caramel, but the light smoky pepper is there in the background. Solid brew. Easy to drink.
Travlr (11214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source courtesy of Douglas88, thanks! Cloudy amber color. Aroma of peppery. Aramel. Taste is lightly toasted caramel.
beerpaw (9) - Portland, - FEB 24, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
....Suprisingly easy drinking... I’d downed a pint of their newest ale first and by the time I grasped the bull by the horns I found it hard to discern the heat... The pepper was understated, much to my liking. Were it not for the fabulous variety at Breakside, I might find this more to my liking....
pdx77 (1339) - Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Breakside 2/16 for Zwickelmania 2013. Red amber in color. Full-bodied taste with a smokey, peppery spice to it. Surprisingly easy-drinking.
boFNjackson (4130) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 Tap @ Tasty N Sons... Poured deep reddish color with a thin, off white head. Aroma was faint with some malt characters. Nice malt flavor, bread-like, and not overly sweet. Low bitterness which accentuated with smoke character here. Smoke wasn’t over bearing though, yet a nice hint of peat too. Clean, earthy, herbal. Paired well with food as a great palate cleanser while not over powering the taste buds.