Zeswaft (1316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very roasty and chocolaty. Tastes more or less like a decent porter. 7.5% abv was appreciated and well disguised. Overall, not that impressive.
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the brewery. Pours a deep, cola brown, with a smallish tan head. Over-toasted marshmallows, dry roasted malts, some super-mild coffee, and chocolate-covered pine cones in the background. Definitely plenty of hops in here, but at first it tastes like the flavor is balanced more with dry roastiness than with hops, which wait to come through until the aftertaste. Tastes more like a stout than it looks. I wish more sweetness came through, and that it was a tad weightier.
bvc (1124) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewpub. Super dark mahogany brown with a small grayish head. Nose is very much roasted/toasted malt with nice chocolate, floral hops, earthy cinnamon spiciness and roasted chestnut. Also pick up some light banana esters as it warms. Nice tight carbonation an medium body feel. Kind of earthy and sweet up front with roasted nutty malt, banana and light cocoa. Some peppery and cinnamon spiciness throughout. Looking forward to trying the BA version.
Errl (1117) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle- Pour is dark brown..Nose is roasty, woody, earth, raisin..Taste is Chocolate malts, roast, raisin, caramel..
Smurf2055 (1066) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Pours dark copper, two finger off white to khaki head.
Smell fruity and winter spices. Sweet.
Taste winter spices, bit sweet, coco and roast with a bitter hop finish.
Sammer (967) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Taste was creamy malt, christmas cookie, charred wood and roasted coffee beans. Really enjoyed this one.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, nearly black pour, medium beige head. Sweet roasted aroma, dark fruit, caramel, actually a little fruitcakey. Slightly charred roast on the flavor, bread and caramel maltiness, solid bitterness on the finish with citrus rind and resin.
cstuartj (859) - Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown with red highlighs and a dense tight head. Good earthy bitter nose. Crisp bitter attack and clean finish.
harrymel (855) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Hucks for aging this for me!
Pours a dark brown with a sheet of tan foam and a spotty leftover of lace. Nose is lots of caramel, toffee, tawny character - surprised given the SRM here. I like the sweet nose on this one. Flavor is sharply dry with malts and hints of sweetness and a molasses character. The malts have oxidized slightly over the year and have developed a woody character. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of the 2012. Deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, chocolate. Oily mouthfeel, sweet on the palate, slightly boozy finish. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, wood.