robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a semi-clear light brown with a medium size light tan head, and good lacing.
smell is of spice, some malt, and caramel.
taste is smooth, spice, caramel, roasted malt, a bit of brown sugar, pepper, and some hops. ends a little bitter and spicey.
MarinaMarket (201) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sharp Hop aroma from the neck. Pours a bit cloudy dark amber. Actually less red than the Der Blokken Black. Thin off-white head, but it stays around for quite a while. 3 Minutes and thereís still a thin head on it. Not getting much aroma to speak of. Some sour fruit, grassy hops. Well carbonated with a nice malt forward flavor. Now I am getting pine notes in the aroma. Decent hop balance. This really is a pretty good red, although I donít drink many of those. I like the mouthfeel too. Itís really got some body. Nice legs on the glass, and the head is still there! Tasted from the bottle @ 58F.
after4ever (5729) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Big dark bready nose. Creamy medium body with mild carb. Toasty bready mid palate with spicy pepper notes. Long black pepper finish.