Alphadelic (1762) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty ideal winter warmer. You donít feel that heat until it hits your stomach. Light and smooth. Plenty of hop to counterbalance that sweetness. And some citrus and pine spiciness to cut the caramel flavor.
bpreo (1749) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Many winter seasons have passed and Iíve never tried this beer. It ends tonight. It was a hoppy winter ale, nothing special, so I donít regret waiting all this time.
jds2008 (20) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Drinking from a can, but its amazing. Malty up front followed with strong pine and hoppy bitterness with some sweetish and citrus finish.
liquidhedonism (178) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
16 oz can. Aroma: malty and piney, with hints of caramel and biscuit. Taste/Palate: thick; starts sweet and creamy, and finishes crisp (almost sharp), with a long bitterness.
julesjis (150) - Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a can. Appearance is a darker, syrupy red color. Aroma indicates a malty and not overly spiced beer. Flavor has some sweetness to it, but not sickly sweet like many Winter Ales. Overall it is just a nice, malty, thick but easy drinking beer.
maxwelldeux (3801) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose has some earthy grass elements to it with a bit of bread to it, and seems remarkably fresh. Taste is light and fresh, with a slight bitterness to it. Really nice and easy. I like it.
Sarlacc83 (947) - Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Semi - clear caramel with an off-white head.
N: Pineapple, caramel, toffee, grapefruit, leaves, earth, pine, bubble gum. Buttered toast.
T: Bitter and sweet.
M: Medium body with a soft carbonation and some resins.
O: A big sweet balanced beer. Flavorful and expressively hopped. Great winter warmer.
Lizardking3 (124) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very nice caramel brown with burnt white head. Very floral and citrusy aroma. Taste is immediately floral and citrusy, and the velvety mouth feel is fantastic. Very nice
Salmoniform (1000) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 poured from tallboy to glass. Deep copper hue with creMy off white head that lingered. Aroma is caramel, grapefruit, bread, tangerine, grassy. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet initially followed by a great hop bitterness. Overall this is a really nice brew.
hopwine (385) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bread crust, spicy/resiny hops, caramel, burnt sugar, raisins, dried apricot, pine.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"This beer achieves a nice balance between dark malts, lighter malts, and spicy and citrus hops, but was still pretty bland, and therefore ultimately forgettable. Maybe Iím the anomoly...95 on RB when had/97 now."