bpreo (2496) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Too hoppy for me, but all the flavors are right.
Sampled at the University of Oregon campus location.
Sarlacc83 (1861) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Oak Hills.
A: Cloudy brown color with a thin off-white head.
N: Citrusy with orange syrup, grapefruit, then pine, earth, and biscuit. Hint of bark.
T: Bitter and citrusy. Goodly sweet.
M: Medium body, foamy carbonation, light alcohol.
O: Santa would prefer this one of those that I tried today. Aggressive with a solid base.
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy read pour, no head. Aroma is herby and for some reason reminds me of tomato juice. Taste is bitter, and the bitterness pretty much lingers all the way through.
ACHops (1328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ White Eagle. Pours dark reddish amber with minimal head. Aroma is big rich caramel malt and a hint of spice. Taste is clean, lightly roasted caramel malt. Earthy, oaky undertones. Hops are minimal and let the malt shine. Spices are somewhat muddy and linger on the finish, allspice is the only one I can really pick out.
douglas88 (8317) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the always fun Imbre Hall. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head, some ruddiness to the appearance. The aroma is fresh fruity hops and spices. The flavor mirrors this with lots of hops and lighter spices, a medium malt balance with chocolate and pale malt. Pretty nice, very drinkable.
Syzzer (633) - Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a pleasant seasonal winter ale. Not much on the hop front (below mild) which was boasted, but definite detection of bitter finish. Very light carbonation. Weak off white head. Ok malts
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My choice of drink while watching Brave at the Kennedy School. Pours a hazy light brown. Partially Scottish and the rest winter ale. Malt focused with a slight cider taste.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft. pretty solid holiday special. darker amber in color. a little flat. smooth spicey and light hop bitterness. i’d order again.
AmEricanbrew (6722) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber color/ beige head. Tea leaf, spicy hop, toasted caramel aromas. medium bodied. Lightly sweet, toasted spicy caramel flavors with tea leaf, woody hops, nicely bitter finish.
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a tap,dark ruby,malty,lightly sweet,medium body,not bad at all would drink again.