Eyrish (89) - British Columbia, - APR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy red, mixed with copper visual. Heavy, cloud like head with thick lacing. Carborated like a vw beetle, moderately. Malt forward nose, noticed Howes said cascade hop bouqet faintly when pouring, but not so obvious once in the glass. Certainly a sweet first touch, however it seems to have a slight bitter finsh which is nice. Not my favorite style, but becomes more enjoyable with each drink. American strong ale for sure. Butter cream palate. Very decent for such a strong brew. Worth a squirt.
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma with caramel, nuts, wood, and some pine hops. Malty flavor caramel, nuts, and some dark fruit. Pine bitterness and a little alcohol in the finish. I liked this a lot better than the other ratings I saw, and will try more from this brewery.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and caramel linger with pine.
obguthr (3663) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Virtually no aroma, maybe dried leaves. Clear rust, thin head. Earthy, very subtle minty mulberry note. Dried leaves in the end. Not exciting.
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma was floral with caramel and grains. Flavor of caramel, earthy hops,subtle toffee and had some light bitterness.
BeerGolem (661) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample on tap at Craft Beer Market (Vancouver). This beer has the colour of cognac. Slightly hazy. Beige head and some lacing. Aroma: mainly Cascade hop and malt. Strong bitterness. Resionous with some fruits. Lasting aftertaste. Creamy texture. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice beer. Surprised by its low rating.
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruddy reddish brown, nice rocky beige head. Lots of malty notes in the aroma - caramel and toffee, some molasses. Very smooth. Rich and sweet flavors, like caramel and toffee. Not normally my thing, but I liked this quite a bit.
jtclockwork (8019) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with white head. Nose and taste of dank resin, tree bark, birch sap, dirty caramel, dirty earth and pine wood. Medium body. Dry resinous finish.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fliptop 32 ounce bottle from Whole Foods, Charlottesville. Pours a hazy red with a bit of brown. Medium sized tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee malt, apple, dark fruits, toast, earthy hops. The taste is toffee malts, herbal, earthy hops and a bit of stone fruit. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, slight lingering bitterness. Solid.
stantheman (628) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A dark but relatively uninteresting imperial ale. Too much malt and too little hops for my taste. Easy drinking although.
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown in color, clear with a thin head. Super sweet filled with too much malt was over the top strong syrup sweet beer. Not my flavor.