MikeJslc (630) - USA - APR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown, clear, beige head. Malty with toasty, biscuity, light caramel notes, some dark fruit and a little earthy spice. Nice winter warmer.
monk191 (607) - California, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A quite good double dark. Pours a nice red brown. Not much smell. Taste is vanilla, and coffe, with a little bit of hops aftertaste. Had at tap at the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival
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Hanuta06 (240) - Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Total Wine & More.
Aroma: lightly malty.
Appearance: average, rocky, light brown, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Bubbly, reddish brown body.
Taste: moderately bitter initial flavor and lightly acidic finish. Long duration.
Palate: medium-to-full body, dry texture, lively carbonation and metallic finish.
Overall: I didn’t like it.
madvike (2376) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Pours mahogany with a thin filmy tan head. Nose is dry and bready, with yeasty notes, mineral water, and a bit of nutty roast. Taste is dry, a bit astringent, with nutty bread malt. Pretty sharp, with a rubbing alcohol note. Finishes malty and dry, but with some caramel sweetness that tries to break through it all. Biting carbonation with a watery body. Pretty unimpressed with this one.
jake65 (2447) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark brown with reddish hues, thick beige head. Roasty and earthy aroma, just a little pear. Flavor is roasty, earthy, nutty, peat, and moderate floral hops. Good.
baraciisch (1267) - USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep reddish-brown color.... Aroma caramel malts, flavor has hints of brown sugar and Spices.... Light hops on palate, cinnamon on finish... Nice
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DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
overall an awesome dark ale, drank at beer fest late in the night but i know a good beer when i see one
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2012. Good malt flavor. Mildly roasted grain. Simple, but good palate. A good Altbier.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany color, brown, with medium sized head. Aroma of caramel, with light roasted nuts and wood oven baked bread; very light yeast and basil impression, later. Good body strength; the mouthfeel is lean; it has a very good caramel flavor, with mild residual sugars, and the required toasted nuts; quite bitter; more nutty in the end, with darker caramel too.
Prufrockstar (452) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is deep ruby/brown, off white head. Aroma is caramel, spruce, dough, citrus, roasty. Taste: sweet smokey chocolate up front, noticeable but muted bitterness at end. Palate: creamy, medium/full body, soft carbonation, pleasant lasting bitter finish. Some alcohol. Overall: Nice. A little richer and more filling than I had expected. All these NW winter beers make this season that much better.