xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 Big head, nice dark red color. Smell is a little sweet, a little weaker in flavor than most of the NW winter beers, just a hint of caramel and cherry.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with ruby edges with a huge head, nice lacing. A bit of bitter aroma, almost reminding me of pine. Sour flavors of malt and fruit, with a finish of bitterness. Strange, but not too bad.
SAEEJam99 (11) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
very thin head. Thin mouth feel. I can't put my finger on what it is, but I just don't like this one much.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy copper colored, it has a slightly sweet taste up front w/ a clean finish. In the nose, I can get a hint of molasses. thx beerguy101
CapFlu (4253) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours virtually no head and is a ruby-brown colour. Typical ale aroma of malt and molasses. Initial taste of watery malt, as stated below, then a mid-flavour peak of spice and strong malt. Finishes with a fizzy, hoppy and red wine flavour that fades into dry. Very delightful mix of flavours. Thanks to Crit for this great West Coast experience.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A fairly basic Winter brew. This one poured a fiery red with lively carbonation and a very thin white head which somehow stuck around long enough for me to enjoy my brew. The aroma was very subdued with malt, caramel and nutmeg (?) becoming apparent. The taste begins with a very watery malt front and builds into a non-fruity spicey finish. Im picking up ginger and a nutmeg presence with a malty dryness at the end...very spicey and dry. The malt is very subdued behind the carbonation. Overall, i see nothing that makes this truly exceptional. A spicey bite, but little of anything else to draw attention to itself. I do thank dasilky1 for allowing me to take one of these to taste.
Verne (261) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little lighter in mouth feel than I would expect. And for BridgePort this ones hops profile is subdued. Its still a good one
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice attempt at a winter ale, but had a poor musky aftertaste that was unsettling for me.
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2002 bottling. Healthy head of tannish white sea foam. Clear, dark amber with a hint of red. Light vanilla aroma sneaking through the malts. Not as much malt flavor as I remember it having last year. A bit acidic and light mouthfeel. Some hoppiness. Oh hell, where are the malts?
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear mahogany with light tan head. Moderately sweet, caramel, slightly earthy hoppy. Flavor is pleasant, berry sweetness, good maltiness, finishes earthy hoppy.