trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with w medium tan head that leaves good lacing. Smells of chocolate, roasted malt and caramel. Tastes of all the same things I mentioned in the nose with a pretty good hop presence. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with a dry finish. Overall this is a top notch winter warmer that’s affordable.
crackedmachine (470) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, nearly opaque, nearly black, with a thick, foamy, lasting light-tan head. Aroma is not particularly potent, consisting of sweet malts, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, mild chocolate, mild toffee, not overly sweet, with a subtle hop bite at the end. All very balanced and mellow. As far as winter ales go, this is one suits me better than most.
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...
TomTiedemann (251) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured on tap at brouwers in freemont. rhubarb, apples and cinammon in this blend...delicious. cold day and was the first pint of the afternoon. strong flavors of a stout in an ale.
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.