maxwelldeux (4292) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a cloudy and very dark brown color with a moderate pillowy light tan head on there. Nose is fresh and hoppy, with some good floral and herbal notes to it. Taste is moderately bitter with a slightly sweet finish, and just a hint of some winter spices to it. Quite pleasant, I think.
andrewje41 (2499) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle poured. Last years winter bottle equals this years enjoyment. Cloudy caramel color with a lasting soap bubble head. Rich malt and spiced aroma. Matching flavor with a dominant hop presence. Cool finish. Very well executed winter ale. Very nice.
Reid (2235) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber bought from "Roths Sunnyslope Market"
Says 7.0% alc.
Cloudy dark amber,very turbid large thick and creamy eggshell white head. Nice.
Very nice resiny and floral hop aromas..malts seem strong in the nose also.
Taste is the same well hopped but really nice treacle flavoured malts..liked it.
Great mouth feel thick and medium carbonated..love this aspect.
Surprised with this one..very nice stuff.
TXBadger (2387) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy/hazy amber color with off-white head. Citrus, pine, caramel malt, and some wheat on the nose; follow onto the palate. This actually has quite a bit going on for the style. Finish lingers a while.
after4ever (7361) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (11902) - 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.
19Ei8hty (1166) - 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.
Mora2000 (6135) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Hazy brown with a white head. Aroma is toffee and caramel. Flavor is toffee, caramel, molasses and brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Citrus, pine, caramel, nuts, spice and something roasted. Medium bitterness. Tasty.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, toffee, light roasted malt, and tootsie roll. Flavor of tootsie roll, chocolate, apricot, caramel, citrus, toffee, and cola.