stchloe (904) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
For winter beers its quite good, smells amazing, but as a whole it kind of gets lost as another dark IPA. That said I would drink this always.
Panzuriel (1558) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber obtained through Tavour. Hopworks Abominable Winter Ale is a hazy nut brown brew with barely any head. Nose is lightly nutty with mild resinous hops and perhaps a bit of spice. Taste is a bit sweet with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg, mild hops and slightly caramelized malts. body is medium to thicker with some silkiness. A nice higher alcohol winter warmer without too much spice.
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1308. 29.10.2014 - Underground Tap Takeover. Lots of similar flavours on the palate to the barrel variant, lots of roast malt bitterness and very present rum sweetness, hoppy edge. Hops much more present on the nose and on the palate. Edgy, a little sharp, a little rowdy for a winter ale.
BVery (8686) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Bailey’s in Portland. A-Bomb, really? You think just because ARod played in the PNW damn near 2 decades ago that you get to use that stupid meme for everything? This is the 3rd beer I’ve seen in Portland today to have the same type of self-given nickname, and I want to vomit. Sorta clear amber pour. Mild dark fruit and malt. Palate too watery. Pass.
vadie (1107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Marron pâle avec un petit col blanc. L’arôme du malt caramel, épices, et un peu d’agrumes. En bouche il y a du malt caramel, et quelque chose qui ressemble du malt Anglais. Pas mal houblonée pour le style.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose and taste are spices, malty, bitter, citrus, good
That1Guy (2106) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can split with a friend. Pours clear amber with a white head. Pretty balanced out for a strong ale. Pretty hoppy with some cheese and a bit of nail polish. Drinkable.
DSG (9318) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/26/15] Draught at Hopworks BikeBar in Portland. Clear amber. Malty aroma with caramelly, biscuity, a bit fruity, with some hops. Sweet malty flavor, caramelly and biscuit, with some fruitiness and bitter citric and piney hops. Medium-bodied.
SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: poured a caramel with creamy off white to beige head. Aroma is nice mix of hops. Taste is hops bitter forward, sudsy, toasty malts.
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at drakes. Tropical and piney hops. Dark Amber, golden lace. Piney start, medium full caramelly chewy body. Quite satisfying.
Beerdrinker79 (1811) - Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can- Pours slightly cloudy dark orange with a decent light tan head that slowly reduces. Aroma is hops, which is unexpected and welcomed, spicy rye bread, some caramel malts. The taste is similar to a red IPA, in fact it very much reminds me of Sierra Nevada Flipside Red, which is a good thing when your beer is compared to the masters at Sierra Nevada. Nice caramel malts blend wonderfully with the hops, good.