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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.81%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark lager with the color of a stout, yet none of the bitterness. Brewed from a rich blend of six malts and Cascade, Cluster and Mt. Hood hops, for a uniquely smooth taste.
Availability: October through March.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Poured deep, almost black, with clear, amber highlights and a thin ring of a head. Aroma is roasty with mostly malt on the nose. Very refreshing and a lot of caramel flavors up front but kind of fell short towards the finish and was a little sour, tangy, and unbalanced.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3848) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2009
12oz bottle 3/4/09 (Tukwila Trading Co.)-Pours a dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and coffee. Taste of the same. This medium to full bodied brew is nice tasting but a bit light. Very drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillKismet (3839) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2002
This dark brown offering from Weinhard’s has a sweet carmel smell that is mostly pleasant, but for the staleness that accompanies it. This beer tastes like a darker version of macro American pilseners--with it having more of a malty and caramelly sweeteness. This beer is light on the body for a dark beer and is rather one dimensional with no detectable hopping.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
coke color, fast fading tan head. Small bead Tinny malt taste

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Had a nice dark color, but didn’t follow through on taste. Sort of a weak maltiness and a thin taste. On the plus side, it goes down smooth with a decent hop presence in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
12oz bottle. Poured a real nice dark ruby color, short lasting off white head. Dark roasted aroma, slight hint of coffee as well. Smooth drinker, again alot of roastiness in there. Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Nice but forgettable. Pours a dark brown color but does have some red highlights and a small sticky head. The nose is nice, some raosted aromas and some sweet malts as well. Has a bit of a sweetness that is almost cloying on the annoying side, but that fades away with some hoppiness and finishes quite roasted and dry.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Dark red/caramel color. Fair, bubbly head that fades rapidly. Aroma of wheat bread dough and dark corn syrup is not unpleasant, kind of expected. Taste is bland, brown sugar and toast. The body does not back up the aroma; this stuff is quite wet and thin. I've had worse, I guess. At least it is cheap. I got a six pack for $3.50 (2001), it gets style points for that and the cool shaped bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2317) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2011 Ok comes in the weird shaped Henry brown 12 oz bottle, nice handsome blue and gold label. Nice enough looking beer for one so cheap..its a dark ruby colour when held to the light..small tan head that goes very quickly to be replaced by some good lacing. I actually liked the aroma of this beer very much caramel and roasted malts are very upfront . After a good show by the aroma the tatse was a little too thin..yes its pleasant but it isnt very "upfront" yes theres caramel and chocolate flavors. Pretty average on the tongue,,flavour doesn’t last as long as i would have liked. Overall its a good cheap beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Bottle. Faint aroma with a tiny bit of skunk. It could have been this was around too long. Very mild taste, less than I’d expect from a dark lager. Not very bitter with almost no finish but a slight chocolate note. Very highly carbonated. It made me burp unpleasantly for a while after.


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