glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 "001" bottle. Thanks, Sandra! Beautiful dark copper brown with medium head. Nice roasted malt and some caramel. Nutty, slightly sweet towards the finish with ample hops to balance without taking over. Drinks smoothly, but the alcohol comes through and gives it a nice edge.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 Bottle (Obviously) - Pours a transparent lt brown with a small off white head...aroma is malt and cinnamon??...flavour is quite nice, subdued spice, balanced malt, light bitterness and a pleasant alcohol presence...one of the better ones from a brewery that doesn’t push too many boundaries..
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear dark copper with a small light tan head, okay lacing.
smell of roasted malt, touch of caramel, some cocoa.
taste is caramel, sweet malt, touch of cocoa, roasted nuts, somewhat oily mouthfeel.