philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2010 2009 12 oz.Bottle
Rich rocky off white head.Clear dark bronze red color.BC sediment dust.No haze.Floral mild hop toasted malty vanilla nutmeg front.Sweet dry rich toasted black cherry malty sweet dark fruit mild toffee body.Dry mild hot hop EtOH clean end.New Amped Brewer.
Hale’s Ales, Limited--Wee Heavy Winter Ale--Limited Edition Release--Bottle Conditioned--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 7.20% ABV. 25 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Roasted. Thin light lace light tan head. Thin pour. Bottle Conditioned haze hint thin amber bronze color. Chocolate hint toasted light hop peat hint front. Mild dry sweet fully fermented thin textured roasted sweet Scottish malt hint mild fruit body. Crisp toasty roasty mild hop end. Sampled 10/15/2010 from 6-Pack purchased for $7.79 @ Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 10/15/2010.
boFNjackson (3897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured a cloudy burgundy with practically no head. Sweet, juicy aroma of fruits and malts. Very grainy in initial flavors with caramel and prune fruit flavors. Doesn’t stand out too much for a winter brew.
HopDuvel99 (39) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish-brown with no head. Roasty/malty aroma. Full-bodied. Malty at first, hoppy finish. Bitter aftertaste. Quite hoppy. Not bad, but I obviously got an undercarbonated bottle.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from the ’07-08 batch. Poured rich reddish-brown with a creamy cap of beige head.. sticky lacing followed it down. The aroma was sweet with darker fruits, caramel, and light sourdough bread with prickly alcohol and yeasty accents.. warm and quite enjoyable. The flavor was sweet as well, showcasing the dark fruits.. light earthy and fruity bitterness graced the edges, amplified by alcohol warmth.. finished sweet and lightly toasted with more dark fruit. Medium-bodied with heavy carbonation on the palate.. spicy and enjoyable.
marctacoma (35) - Fircrest, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep, deep brown - almost black. Complex, balanced malty flavor. Liked it a lot.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unanimous choice of five tasters at the brewpub for best beer of a very disappointing session. This one made the effort worthwhile.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tapped at deLuxe. black and creamy, it looked far more like a stout with even a foamy one finger tan head. Taste was decidedly oaty though, providing a very nice balance. Really liked this beer.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark copper with a small tan head, heavy carbonation, and some lacing.
smell is of toffee, butterscotch, malt.
taste is smooth and creamy, sweet malts, toffee, some roasted nuts in the back, few hops, and a spice or two.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap. Nice buttery oaky aroma. Hint of tart in the taste. Dryish. Good. Dark amber color.
anders37 (14753) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty bitter dark fruit flavor wit some hints of caramel. Sweetish malty fruity finish with a bitter aftertaste.