Reid (2138) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz single from Fred Meyer, S.Salem store. $1.25
Nice clear brown ale with a luscious light tan head..that is bubbly and creamy thick.
Good choclate ,coffee aromas..a whiff of what seems like whipped cream. Pleasant.
Taste is peppery coffee and cream, dark chocolate and a touch of pipe tobacco even getting a touch of peppermint and ginger..very nice really
Good strong mouthfeel..coasting but not uncomfortable.
Overall i found this a very nice beer for the colder weeks.
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewforia (pretty sure!). Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma of bread and perhaps cocoa. It’s certainly a darker breadiness. Med body. Flavor is bready and I do think chocolate. But there’s something that suggests diacetyl, but I don’t think that’s it. It’s pretty balanced, and it’s pretty tasty - it just has something that suggests xmas brew. Worth drinking.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from New Seasons - Dark brown. Strong bread aroma. Very rich malt flavor. Good hops balance. This is a winner!
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Disappointing. Bottle. Almost no aroma. Deep brown old ale colour with almost no head. Thin malty flavour, Thin biscuity finish.
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers during Brewpublic’s Killer Beers of Central Oregon event... Poured clear amber/reddish with an off-white head. Nose had some diacetyl, I would blame the lines but I know The BeerMongers keep them clean. Malty, sweet biscuits, with some yeast esters and some popcorn characters in the finish.
neepsntatties (1520) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Colour... dark brown with a massive, off-white head. Nose... sweetly malty with hints of toffee. Palate... burnt malt, stone fruits and boiled sweets with notes of dates, golden raisins and dried apricots all trailing off to a delightfully malty finish with a bit o’ booziness.
I think I’ve found my new "go to" winter ale!
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A remarkably English brew. Roust malts and an estery chocolate aroma. Tingly and sweet fruit fades to dry chocolate before a good bitterness washes back over the tongue. Boozy warmth stays with you long after it’s done.