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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   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 Ė Feb 1 Available seasonally in 12 oz bottles, draft


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2011
12 oz bottle from New Seasons - Dark brown. Strong bread aroma. Very rich malt flavor. Good hops balance. This is a winner!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2011
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 oí booziness. I think Iíve found my new "go to" winter ale!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boisebeer (57) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2012
This is the same beer as santas helper just relabeled. Bought at Boise coop Look red with copper tones. White foamy head that disappears soon leaving lace Smell not very strong. I kind of want more out of that.. Taste- a red with more flavor. Great spice but not overpowering. I can taste the malt in there without wishing I hadnít. Feel. Smooth medium body. Overall a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1590) - 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. Itís then followed by a dry hoppy finish but the pine flavor of Cascades is really muted. All in all I really like this beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1851) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2011
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6180) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2011
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 itís done.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (720) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle. Roasted malts, chocolate and oranges. Spicy notes in the background. Sweet creamy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (4774) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1192) - 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.


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