ACHops (672) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Chuckís 85th. Hard to believe I havenít rated this yet. Pours inky brown with medium thin off white head. Aroma is sweet chocolate malt with a hint of floral hops. Taste is big rich chocolate malt balanced with spicy earthy hops. ABV is substantial, but doesnít dominate. Much darker than most winter beers, more akin to a hoppy robust porter. Takes to barrel aging very well. Quite a bargain for the price too, as opposed to BBomb. One of my favorite winter beers, canít get enough of this.
DuffMan (6669) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Hazy dark brown with golden highlights and s thick creamy ecru head. Milk chocolate, light roast, pig manure. A nice hoppy porter. Maybe some spicy nuances as I get further through it.
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to Beerman6686. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate malt, pine, dried citrus, chai, cinnamon cookie, light winter spices and grassy earth. Medium body.
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by Bob. Lightly sweet malt and some alcohol, and the hop presence is noticeable. Solid beer.
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Does a beer drank in an Appalachian Trail shelter taste better. Damn right. Pours a just dark brown with a big tan head. Scent is grain, booze, with a hint of spicy. Flavor is excellent bittersweet blend. Medium heavy body with lots of life. Can - Trade from CaptainHook
stoutmaster1 (1) - - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good hearty flavor, dark Carmel color, rich and hoppy. A great winter ale for a cold night.
BVery (6103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by Bob - thanks! Dense cola pour. Dark fruit and chocolate malty nose. Semi-sweet taste. Smooth. Nice.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. Bomber. Trade. No date. Tulip glass. 60-65 degrees. Subtle aromas of dark dried fruit, chocolate, coffee, roasted marshmallow, roasted nuts and spice. Flavors of roasted malt, roasted coffee, roasted NUTS and spice. Medium weight, lower creamy carbonation, medium-long finish.. Lingering flavors are best.. Roasted malt, roasted nuts, bitter coffee and bitter chocolate last for about 60+ secs! Nice! Overall, subdued aromatics, with nice roasty, toasty malt flavors, with strong bitterness and a balanced mouthfeel and good lingering flavors.. I'm definitely enjoying this more and more with each sip... Not a brash in your face beer, though more one of grace, balance and lasting impression. I can imagine this would be awesome aged in bourbon barrels. Glad I got to try this.. Needs time in the glass to open..
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
thegreenrooster (3194) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a almost black with a small white head. Aroma is chocolate malt with some deep roast but also a nice hop. Flavor is more of the roasted malt with a surprisingly hoppy backbone. Finish is a little sweet and bitter. Decent winter warmer. None of the flavors really overpowers the other but they are all there.
brenn79 (1505) - Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle, thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours a very dark ruby red with a thin light tan head that reduces immediately to a collar. Aroma is caramel malt, some cinnamon, chocolate, somewhat subdued. The taste is velvety smooth, creamy, chocolate, caramel, toffee, nutty. Body is medium and mouthfeel is creamy and lasts long after the swallow. This brewery continues to impress me, great craft brewery that is quickly making a name for itself.
ericdevin (741) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BottleWorks, Seattle. Pours a dark opaque brown, slight amount of tan head. Aroma caramel, chocolate, 2-row Pale. Body full and rich without being overly thick. Finish a well-balanced bittersweet chocolate, with some treacly notes as well. Jealous this isnít on the shelf near me.