19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hearty helping of roast malt. Moderate sweetness with a rich caramel and earthy character. Abundant citrus and pine. A little thinner than expected but still stands on its own.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed dark brown pour, thin white head of fine bubbles. Smells caramelly and resinous. Bready, toasty, caramel body with a moderate hop resin bitterness on the finish, some citrus and herbal notes to it. Gets a touch watery somewhere in the middle but starts and finishes rather well.
after4ever (6237) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours an opaque dark brown with a dense, creamy tan head. Lots of layers of dense sedimentary ringed lace all the way down the glass. Big toasty caramel nose, lots of brown bread and toast. Tangy grapefruit showing plentifully as well. Creamy medium body, gets a little watery here and there, low carb. Brown bread, toast, molasses, and lots of grapefruit on the mid-palate. Interesting profile and not a very common take on winter beers. This one could be a grower over time and testing.
3fourths (8216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
same firm malt body and same pungent bright and highly bitter hops, but more of dried orange flesh cereal grains and a touch of medium dark
caramel malt. still pretty enjoyable.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
WABL Anniversary party. Strong caramel nose over dark dried hops. Sweet honey body, papery crunch leafy hop finish. Segregated.
Ratman197 (10094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear redish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, citrus and light pine. Palate was medium bodied anmd smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a light tan head that laces and dark copper color. Aroma is mild pine, medium malt. Taste is pine/grapefruit hops, medium malt-peat.