PARA (1) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at the brewpub this past weekend... Upfront floral aroma followed by caramel malts... color gold-orange... hoppy up front, malt backbone, solid brew.
pdx77 (1197) - Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at Amnesia Winter Ale Festival. Bold hop profile yet very balanced due to the aging. Nice copper and citrus notes.
ACHops (644) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2012 On tap @ the brewpub. Pours slightly cloudy reddish amber with thin head. Aroma is heavy oaky malts. Taste is big caramel sweet malts with a syrupy finish. Heavy, strong beer. 8.3% abv is easily apparent. Just a hint of bitterness on the finish. Very drinkable. Nice winter beer - strong and balanced.
boFNjackson (4100) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Holiday Ale Fest... Dark amber/brownish with an off-white head. Lots of malt flavor with some hop bitterness. Full bodied, esters, toffee malt, and a little bit of heat towards the end. Not much going on, the barrel aging seemed immature.