brianprentiss (676) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
had at the Portland Holiday Ale Fest 09. Amazing beer. Best one at the Ale Fest. Complex and Yummy.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
V - glowey red with white medium head. A - caramel spices. T - dark spices after taste of slightly candied fruit and apple. P - carby, light and fluffy. Good but I am left without a signature quantity.
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just had this on tap at the Big Wood Festival at Brouwers Cafe. Quite an interesting brew. Lots of flavors here with the oaky flavors being fairly prominent in my view. Dark, frothy brew with plenty of interesting flavors. In my opinion, a little strong on the oak, but otherwise quite tasty.
anders37 (18655) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ HOTD. Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a small tán head. Has a fruity malty slightly earthy hoppy aroma with some oak hints. Dry malty hoppy flavor with some hints of oak. Long dry malty finish with more of the earthy hops and oak in the aftertaste.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted @ Hair of the Dog Brewing Company in Portland.
Amber/brown colored brew. Port, bourbon, sweet wine and oak kinda aroma. Interesting and complex aroma. Oaked, dry hop and malty flavors. Smooth and complex brew. Very nice flavor and overall a very interesting brew!
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2nd Brewery 07-08 Beer Road Trip with Bikesandbeer, 12/31/07 @ The Brewery with Alan Sprints. Alan was nice enough to give Kevin, Kevin’s Girlfriend Jessi a private tour and tasting on New Year’s Eve 07. Draft @ The brewery. This was labeled as the 2007 vintage of Jim. Poured cloudy borwn with a 2 finger creamy tan head. Nose was killer and complex. Taste was a big huge wow for me, very very complex and over the top, with notes of smoke and all kinds of other stuff. This was Killer!
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
mountain dew keg (tasting hosted by after4ever) - big thanks to preston for bringing this up and giving us a sample; after the over-carb cleaning up, the white head disappeared quickly leaving a clear amber; alcohol and woody aromas; lots of texture and creamy finish
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holiday Ale Festival 2007- Incredible multi-layered nose on this brew. Dark reddish maroon color. Warms your mouth, fantastic brew. I’m glad I tried this brew early in my day.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Holiday Ale Festival in Portland 2007--Most anticipated beer by many connoisseurs. Dull bronzed amber hue with an off-white head. Ethyl alcoholic nose with woody astringency. Sandy, gritty hops presence. Blended with Pilsener. Wild complex flavor that out did Jim One. Interesting and best enjoyed in small dosages.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Holiday Ale Fest 2007. This was the start of the festival in my opinion. Very aromatic, with warm caramel flavors, that pair with the estery finish, earthy, with a fruity finish, oak and earthy hops, all dried out with a crisp high carbonation body. I felt that last years blend felt a bit muddled, this was beautiful.