kwjgaucho (1) - Tigard, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Decent warmer, had better but also had worse. Not too distinct, but they didnít go overboard on the sweet.
BK7 (622) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sweet malty base with some dark fruit, spice and orange rinds. Smooth finish with a touch of pine.
Livid (49) - - JAN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark, slightly hazy copper color with a meager head. Funky nose, smells tangy and faintly of caramel and molasses. Thin body for a bigger beer. Apricot flavors, caramel, toffee, and a tang that I can almost describe as salty. Interesting and complex, but much better on draft at the brewery.
cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber served in a tulip. Pours hazy orange-brown with minimal head. Nice aroma of brown sugar, dates, caramel and earthy funk. Sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth texture, low carbonation, and a malty finish.
Alphadelic (1731) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rich and festive red ale. A stiff and robust nose. In the mouth it is sweet, strong and full of fruit. Long and rosy in the finish. Sleek and a little oily. Definitely warming, caramelly and intensely fruity. Similar to some barley-wines.
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Traded bottle. Pours a nice, clear copper color with a medium khaki head. The light aroma is oranges and pink grapefruit hops, very much Pacific NW. Surprisingly enough the hops donít dominate the flavor. The richer malt really shows here. I think itís good but possibly a little disjointed.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark caramel ruby, small pale sandy head, looked flat until i aggressively poured it. Earthy caramel, young oak aroma. Silky smooth, tannic caramel medium body, kind of works, at times seems combative. Stemmy wood, little pine edge. Enjoyed more with each sip.
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled í07 vintage at Baileyís Taproom CellarFest (2010). Decent enough beer, but a bit disappointing. Pretty balanced...a little on the sweet side. I actually like the beer a bit better now reading that it is an English Strong Ale as I was told it was a Barleywine before I drank it. Definitely a better Strong Ale than a BW ;-)
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Johns Market Place in Portland, OR. Pours a clear copper amber colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of caramel malt, a hint of cherry, candi sugar, and mild spice. Taste is medium bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, candi sugar, a hint of leather, and some raisins. Finish is semi-sweet with some alcohol warmth, brown sugar and a raisin aftertaste.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of gunhaver. Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is malty with notes of wet perm, phenol, honey, caramel, ripe fresh fruit, some hints of spice. Flavor is malty and somewhat sweet with notes of honey, caramel, spice and some ripe fruit. Generally medium body with a funky finish.