stchloe (789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not exactly complicated but a good beer that does it right. Dark ale with a fair amount hops, ABV, and malt body. Yum yum yum. I am so happy that this is considered a Cascadian style. Viva Cascadia.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Green Dragon: Pours very dark almost black with a tan head. Very fresh citrus and pine aroma with some toasted malts coming through. Flavor is light malts and chocolate. Moderate hoppy bitterness with lots of piney floral hops with hints of citrus in the finish. Quite good and easy drinking. I also think this is very similar to the Stone 11th. It’s like a lighter easier drinking version.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a small beige head. Big citrus hop finish on this, but with a roasted bakers chocolate malt base. Similar to the Stone 11th Anniversary, but not quite as strong and less malty. The malts get overshadowed by the strong hops. Nice beer but I wish the hops were toned down a bit to let more of the roasted malts through.