Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Laughing Planet. Dark brown in color with a smooth tan head. Slightly nutty taste with some malt and roasted flavors. Not overly roasted...a solid winter beer.
BK7 (622) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Caramel, spice and nuts. Mild roasted flavors. Lightly boozy with a bitter bite at the end. Tasty.
Changed (316) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged 22oz with Movis. Canít rember appearance. Aroma and flavor is dark and rich: caramel, toffee, a little hops, and a yeasty malt finish. Alcohol presence is in your face, but only ~6 in actuality. A bug, tasty beer-- my favorite winter warmer to date.
bpreo (1312) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong in terms of flavor, not alcohol content. It tastes like itís 80 proof, but itís only a gentle 6.4%.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ruby-brown beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt and sweet caramel aroma with light pine. Pine and malt flavor with toffee and light darker malts. Medium bodied. Pine and darker malts linger with light toffee.
CampesinoTino (685) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Dark reddish brown colored with a thin layer of sudsy tan head. Lots of caramel, biscuits and figs in the aroma with a bit of currant and nutty malts at the end. Roasted caramel malt and spiced bread dominate the flavor along with some cocoa, prune and raisin notes in the background. Also some mild herbal hops bitterness in the finish. The body is relatively smooth with plenty of carbonation to round it out. Well-made Winter Warmer with a nice Pacific Northwest style hops bite to it.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper red color/ ivory head. Nutty, spicy caramel aromas. medium body. Nutty, grainy dark bread, spicy, toffee flavors--classic pnw winter ale
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Traded bottle. Pours a darker chestnut color with a very thin, bubbly, khaki head and a little lacing. Relatively light flavor that trends towards fruity, almost perfumey at times. Flavor is hop bitterness but missing some of the malt balance. Agree that there is some spice from the hops where they seem a little green. Fine.
Gooney (381) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from the brewery - Greats you with a nice, warm dark copper glow and a slightly off-white head. Hoppy aroma, but not too bitter on the flavor. This is a very good one. Makes me want to cozy up in front of a fire after a day of shredding the mountain.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy copper,fast fading beige head.Carmel & brown sugar nose.Sugary sweet start,mellow molasses mid,very late arriving medium hop end