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 (4176) - 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 (1243) - 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 (1769) - 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.