BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich, red-tinged amber body with a decent enough beige head. Appreciable toasty malt aroma, full of cereal grains. Likewise the body is of strongly toasted amber and rich with freshly milled grains. Tannic grain undercurrent and finish that is a bit rough and could smooth out with age.
robforbes (2034) - 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 (207) - 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 (5861) - 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.