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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Northwest style winter seasonal bold enough to get you through the weather. We fill the mash tun to the top with lots of Northwest premium 2-row malted barley, plenty of rich Munich malt, a full bag of sweet caramel malt, lots of crisp malted white wheat, and a touch of highly roasted black barley. This kind of big beer requires several healthy additions of hops with real character for backbone and finish. We don’t call it Double Diamond for nothing.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3698) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy darker amber color with a moderate off white head on it. Nose is a little floral and hoppy, though the hops smell like they are on the cusp of turning. There’s a little caramel in there as well. Taste is a tad sweet, actually, and has that same caramel to it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours clear mahogany, three finger off white head. Smell fruity fig, spice Taste fruity, light, powdery and a bit of a bitter hop finish Mid body Not bad

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1274) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Nice. Good malt base. Winter spice is present but wouldn’t mind more. Perhaps a quibble. Solid B

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DenverLogan (811) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
From 12 oz bottle via Letspour.com. Poured in a St Bernardus chalice. Pours a copper color with small head with lace. Aroma of wet straw, berry spritzer, black cherries, light biscuit. Modest carbonation and strong mouthfeel. Flavors of bitter roots, clove, cardamon, alcohol, burnt malts, molasses, sage. Overall it’s big and bold, yet a tad rough with chalky or root bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4568) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2012
12oz bottle. Stained-glass amber-red, with a thin, patchy beige head. This is quite a great beer, big caramel tones, but even bigger steady piny hop tones. There is also some alcohol warmth, some vanilla tinged fruity amber malt, and some burnt coffee tones. Quality ingredients and excellent execution. This beer makes me want to move to the Northwest. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michaelinwa (597) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Pours medium brown, and has a strong sweet malty aroma. Flavor is robust sweet malt, and the sweetness lingers on the palate. There are carmel and date tones in there to add nice complexity. Finishes with a combination of sweet malt and hop bitterness, but still primarily sweet, almost sticky malt. I like beers along this line, but this one is actually a bit too sweet for me. Almost sugary throughout, so I’ll take a pass on this in the future.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2011
12 oz bottle from New Seasons - Poured a dark brown. Absolutely no head. That was a little disappointing. Strong barley aroma with hints of caramel. Sweet beer. Not my favorite, but not a terrible one, either.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear ruddy dark orange color. The head was tall, creamy, and tan with and orange tint. Good retention and lacing. Smelled of rum soaked fruit cake with plenty of raisin, brown sugar, cinnamon, and caramel. There was also subdued pineapple and orange peel. Medium to full bodied and sweet with mild to moderate bitterness. Carbonation was on the lower end of the spectrum. Citrus rind, earthy hop, caramel, and cola flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2313) - New York, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Draught from the blind tiger. Poured a reddish brown with mild head. SOme hops and some sourness. Ok not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6708) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at TCBF, pours dark amber. This is similar to the Double Danger Ale. Aroma and flavour of sweet dried fruits, caramel malts and quite a bit of sweetness. Very good.


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