bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of dark roasty malt with a bit of chocolate and some hop notes. Near full bodied. Flavor is dark and roasty with chocolate. There’s some bitterness to offset all the malt - I don’t think it qualifies as either sweet or dry. There’s some astringency. If pressed I vote dry.
troopie (1978) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Aroma was unfortunate, smelled rather like furniture polish. Dark brown with moderate white head. Lovely flavour malty with a nutty overtone. Might make a good pour over Christmas plum cake. Long and lasting malt finish
5000 (4963) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep brown, cola highlights, large frothy beige head, nice lacing. Somewhat of a roasty nose, pine tree like spices, soft cocoa or chocolate. Dry roastiness on the tongue. Bakers chocolate, a bit astringent. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Strong Pine and Douglas Fir tree like spices on the backside. Also seems shrubby, with lingering unsweetened chocoate or cocoa. By this time it gets a little tough to drink. Hides the ABV well at least.   The forest is strong in this one!
cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was on tap at Belmont; the ’08 BOURBON-BARREL version. Reminded me of HotD Adam, though just a couple notches below that level of perfection. Awesome appearance.
neepsntatties (883) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 vintage on tap at belmont Station. Colour... about as dark as an irish stout with a very thick tan head. Nose... spicy, sweet malt, dark fruitcake (I mean that in a good way!). Palate... gently carbonated, gently sweet, moderately coating, lots of toffee and burnt sugar with a hint of maraschino and oak.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
KLCC brew fest:
dark black and no head, strong and robust, DRY, hop dark chocolate, roasted and rich, alc well hidden
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 2007 Holiday Ale Festival. Dark amber with a small beige head. Very nice display of hops and malt, no excess alochol present. Toasted earthy malt flavor up front, caramel, and almost fig sweet flavor. Hops were there, but not enough to balance, but this style is usually pretty sweet, good warming winter brew.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holiday Ale Fest 2007--Poured a deep coal amber hue with a medium off-white head. RIch, earthy nose and malty presence. Hoppy, fruity, piny finish is mildly cloying. Biting, rich and creamy finish.