boomerbrew (142) - Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle - Sweet malty aroma and flavor. Hoppy flavor with sweet bitter snap to the palate. Dark beer wtih small tan head. Pretty good overall.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
6-pack from PCC. I thought I liked this beer more than it turns out I actually do. Pours a deep brown and smells slightly sour. Thereís a tang in it that I find unpleasant, however itís malty enough not to really bother me all that much. Pretty good bang for buck as far as ABV is concerned. Recommend BridgePortís Ebenezer for something that tastes similar but better.
EithCubes (4568) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, appears to be my 50th from Oregon. Nose deep caramel with a little bit of backwoods under the chocolate, light hopping. Imagined lactose? Deep dark ruby-mahogany in the glass with a short but lacing tan head. Taste lightly tart and bitter, low-level sweetness and a mild herbal quality underneath the hard mineral character and diluted caramel. Light-medium body with not much alcohol apparent, a credit for sure, but a touch of mocha slime in the aftertaste. OK.
scooterbub (772) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark and unclear brown with a two inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of fruit, hops, caramel, pine, grapefruit and citrus. Similar aroma. Has a mostly full and wet body. The finish is mostly clean and a tad warming. A decent beer to kick of the winter months.
Brentv (203) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle, pours brownish copper with beige head. Aroma and flavor have a little bit of citrus and caramel, neither sweet nor bitter. Not much else. Simple beer. Good carbonation.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 22, 2001
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer just doesnít do it for me. The ginger-nutmeg-allspice flavors seem unmelded, they just kind of hit your tongue with no semblance of craft. The beer is really too hoppy for this style as well. Continues this breweries schizo nature of putting out some really great brews (pale ale, barleywine, imperial porter) and some duds (this, amber ale, IPA).
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer was kinda weird....reminded me of a schwarzbier. Very spicy and peppery hop taste to go with an annoying malt finish....something was lacking in this beer.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Itís hard to imagine a beer looking much better than this. A shiny ruby/brown with a pillowy light tan head that lasts and lasts. The hops were interesting, indeed, but for having four different types of malts, this beer did not seem to have much malt complexity. Predominant flavors were of caramel, and especially black cherry. A bit like a fruitcake. Alcohol flavor is omnipresent.
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep red to brown color. Small white head. Aroma reminded me of my grandmother's cabbage rolls. Flavor started out strongly as grapefruit. That (surprisingly) faded very quickly. Mellowed out incredibly in the middle to a malty sweetnes and finished with only a slight bit of hop flavor. Very unique.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark pour with lighter brown edges. Big head and nice lace. Mostly sweet malts in the aroma, not too big of a nose, slight hops. Roast malts in the flavor, some fruit and finished off with a bit of bittering hops. Not too bad of a ESA.