after4ever (5290) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the pike street. Pours a fully opaque dark brown with a dense and creamy tan head that sticks around for a while. Nice robust malty nose showing brown bread, iced tea, and black pepper, in a surprisingly effective combination thats considerably more than the sum of its parts. Creamy medium body with restrained carb, showing again the brown bread, now with caramel, black pepper again, and a more prominent burst of iced tea there in the finish. Nice big winter warmer.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gorgeous amber-wood body with ring of head. Juicy hop and candi malt aroma. Candi sugar flavor with tinges of ether hovering above the body. Wet and a bit leafy with a juicy-fruity finish.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - JAN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy aber-brown with a big rich head. The aroma is kind of faint - vaguely nutty, earthy malts. Lots of dark fruit, some toasty notes, moderate hops. Finishes with almost a blackberry fruitiness. As it warms, some gooseberry comes out as well.
Beershine (5173) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ brewpub. Dark red-brown. Superb lacing. Blackberry in aroma and crusty brown bread. The flavors have more dark raisin like flame raisin and also the blackberry. Interesting flavors! Here the alcohol is well disguised. Very nice.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of caramel sweetness, toffee, light roast, peppery earthy bitterness with jsut a hint of citrus as well. Pours darker amber, nice creamy beige-ish hread. The flavor is malty initially - caramel, toffee, toast, light roast followed by earthy peppery bitterness, a hint of citrus, and some residual sweetness in the finish. Smooth nice mouthfeel, creamy body, decent balance. A nice winter ale.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky dark amber color/ viscous tan head. Pale malt, caramel aromas with spice, pine hops. medium bodied with average co2. Caramel and pale malt sweet flavors with mild spicy, floral, pine hoppage. bitter, dry finish.