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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Our full-bodied ale uses crystal malt and generous amounts of cascade hops to produce a well-balanced seasonal ale. So, whether your slippery slope is a mountain or your sidewalk, this ale makes an excellent companion. Grains: 2-row, Crystal 120, Chocolate, Honey Hops: Cascade Available: October 1 – Feb 1 Available seasonally in 12 oz bottles, draft


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Amber colored, with rocky beige head. Toasted amber and chocolate malt nose, quite nice. Flavor is similarly toasted amber malt, with nibbets of chocolate mixed in. Easy sipper that seems closer to 5.5% than 6.9% ABV. This is a solid toasted amber brew.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2541) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2014
It poured a bright copper color with a beige head. The aroma was of bread, malts, hops and maybe a hint of cocoa. The taste was bready, a little chocolate, some more malts and hops. Nice. Thanks Hayduke!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4913) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer is deep amber and has just a little beige ring. The aroma is malty, chocolatey, and syrupy. The first sip brings a lot of grain. Citrus hops add some brightness and zest. Light notes of nuts and syrup. Late I get pine and some kind of spice. Dark fruit and then chocolate syrup in the finish. An interesting beer. It went trough a few style changes and that was fun.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3351) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. A dark red colored pour with an off-white head and light lacing .Nose of malts with some biscuits and nuts. Some light spice. Medium body. Flavor is malty, with lots of grains . Smooth drinking. Nice beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2014
I sense a spice or two, plus caramel and pine. Yes tastes spicy too, ginger & coriander, plum, lemon. The off white head fades quickly amber-brown a little cloudy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5803) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottela. Clear brown color with fleeting tan head. Nutty, caramel, dust aromas. Medium bodied. Nutty, mild chocolate flavors with earthy dirt, and caramel___smooth finish---not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (751) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Clear red brown pour some thick head. Aroma of burnt lactic caramel. Tastes the same + some smoke. It is both bitter and sweet, though I’d hesitate to call it well balanced. It’s sorta lacking in the smoothness department. watery and sticky on the palate too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1345) - Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2013
From bottle. Amber color. Malty aroma with grassy hops. Taste is also malty with pine and grass hops. Finishes with a nice balance of the malts and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6265) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle:   Garnet colored, moderate to large frothy sandy head, very nice lacing.   Very soft bistuity malt like nose.   Smidgen of whole wheat bread like grains.   Smooth on the tongue, yet not heavy.   Nice malt base, fairly biscuity without being cloying.   Very clean overall.   For a style that I am not too keen on, this one I am really enjoying.   Wow, yeah, very clean and crisp.   Never thought I would say this, but very refreshing for an English Strong Ale.   Moderate body, smooth almost velvety mouthfeel.   A touch of warming on the backside. &nbps Seems pretty simple, yet very well put together.   Very slight hint of some medicinal alcohol at the exit, but its minor.   This is one biscuity yet not cloying ESA.   I like it!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (4929) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2013
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Bittering hops flavor and finish. Nice average English strong ale. Nice beer for a cold day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1978) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2013
A bottle from Yamaichi via rakuten. I guess the low marks had me not expecting so much so I was pleasently surprised when I pour a wonderful reddish brown beer with a weak head. It has a great malty aroma of caramel & toffee. The flavor is really nice, it starts off with sweet flavors from the malts: toffee, caramel, figs, etc. It’s then followed by a dry hoppy finish but the pine flavor of Cascades is really muted. All in all I really like this beer!


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