philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--Mac Frost Winter Ale--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (3.0 / 5.0) Hazy dull copper amber color. Rich lacy light tan head. Mild Winter spice yeasty light hop front. Heather Scottish spice notes in medium sweet malty Scottish yeasty fruit body. Rich sediment. Yeasty end. Sampled 12/28/2002.
MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company MacFrost Winter Ale 2003 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear dark ruby bronze color. Medium lacy head. Roasted cinnamon nutmeg rich spicy mild East Kent Goldings hop front. Thick sweet tangy roasted spice big rich caramel malt body. Hot spicy mild citrus hop end. High Final Gravity. Sampled 12/30/2003.
MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company MacFrost Winter Ale--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV.--30 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Reddish lacy head. Clear dark ruby red color. Mild Kent Goldings hop nutmeg spice front. Tangy sweet toasted black cherry caramel malty mild English doughy biscuit spice body. Clean mild hop spice end. Sampled 12/10/2004.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I remember this being a fairly solid winter ale, nothing too special but at the time I was drinking it I wasn’t as into craft beer as I am now. Nice maltiness and some dark fruit, fairly smooth on the palate, a little thin. Not too shabby.
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle. Sampled at Logan’s Pre-GABF party. Brownish color with a smallish head. Dark fruits and touches of dustiness. Very Barleywine like. Not Bad
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2003 Vintage. Poured a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Some paper oxidized notes. Dark fruity malt with raisins and figs. The flavor was of aged thin malt and a bitter finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Logan Pre-GABF
cloudy dark amber, fine beige head, specks of lace,
dark caramel malt aroma with a light spicyness,
aged dark caramel malt flavor, justa touch of sweetness is balanced by the spices, light earthy bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Semi-dark brown color with no head whatsoever, very little in the nose, of what was there was a slight hint of yeast & sweet malt, very light body, thin & watery, bready yeast flavors dominate the palate with only a slight hint of chocolate & almond, thin finish with more yeast & nuts, unimpressive
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown body with a slight reddish hue. A large tan frothy head, pretty. The aroma is a sweet very hoppy aroma. The flavor is a bit thin in the nose, it grows to a the hoppy aroma is decieving the carmal like malts is much more dominant. The finish is sloppy and long, but there is no aftertaste. The beer is heavily carbonated, not a plus in my book.
omhper (19374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Clear dark ruby. Aroma of raisins, plums and crystal malt. Medium dry with the clean, hard mouthfeel that I associate with crystal malt. Somewhat fruity with plenty of spicy hops. I don’t know why so many American brewers insist on brewing beers with such inhospitably hard mouthfeel?
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber in color and has a great aroma. Kind of nutty and spicy. Also, has a spicy nutty flavor. Good Beer
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, small offwhite head. Nutty aroma, some hazelnuts, toffee, some cream. Nutty, malty flavor,fruity, some figs. Mild malty finish.