GlennFB (1) - USA - DEC 23, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the BEST Winter beer period! It could be the best beer anytime if it wasn’t only available seasonally in the Winter. I have been an advocate for this beer since I first tasted it about 8 years ago. I have had a personal keg of it for the last 4 years and look forward to its release every October. Everyone, young, old, wine drinkers, beer drinkers, whomever has tasted this has either liked it or raved about it as well. I’m certain it could be a very hot seller if it was more widely distributed and advertised. I’ll never miss a Winter without it if I can help it! It is a full, rich, wonderfully complex flavor and also terrific appearance.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 19, 2002
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not for everybody but definitely for me. Had it at the brewery and it was fabulous. As rich as anything. Strong alcohol nose and heavy malt flavors. I highly recommend this brewery and the mountain that it sits on. Absolutely beautiful!
Dragon99 (57) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma. Very strong ale. Light hops, very malty.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very interesting and complex brew. I had this one at the brewery after a long day of skiing and ice climbing...the small usage of peated malt enhances this brew tremendously. Good balance with very little hop accent; rather, the malt is the showpiece of the beer. Very strong, but the alcohol isnt annoying.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just what the doctor ordered after spending most of the day on my a$$ learning how to snowboard. Reminded me of a bock on steroids. Hoping to run into the barleywine on the next trip.
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2008
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask @ Horse Brass... Poured really dark, ruby-red and complete opaque with a frothy, beige head. Honestly couldn’t cach much of the aroma being how smoking the Horse Brass Pub is. Palate was incredibly smooth and a created a great coating in the mouth. Smoked, roasted malt flavors with cocoa beans and maybe plums or other fruits. Robust and malt towards the finish.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now this is good scotch. Rich and satisfying, but not one dimensionally sweet like some...slight smokiness is appropriate and fine. Definitely a cold weather, chapped lips kinda beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber with a soft off-white head. Malty and smokey nose. Very nice flavor, dark fruity, earthy, and smoked flavors meld into a hearty beer. Hops balance all the sweetness up front. One of the better beers from Mt. Hood i’ve had.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Green Dragon Pub NYE 07 with Bikesandbeer and his gf Jessi. Draft. @ Green Dragon Pub in Portland Oregon. Pours completely opage amber brown with a tan ring. Nose is pretty sweet and nice. Taste is sweet malty with a lingering sweetness with some smokey notes as well.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the ski resort where the Shining was filmed. Pours a muddy reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is strong with lots of nutty malts, peat, toffee sweetness, and roast. Flavor is initially very peaty and smokey which is followed by a dose of hefty malt sweetness which included chocolate, roast, and toffee. A touch of dark fruits too. Thick and heavy. Warming and nice to drink during a break in boarding.