Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby amber hued body w/ tan head & good lace. Toffee, caramel aromas. Malt forward sweet flavors finish dry, lightly hoppy, spicy & bitter.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a semi-cloudy copper with a large dirty white head, and good lacing.
smell is of caramel, some spice, malt, and barley.
taste is of barley, some hops, a touch of caramel, and a little spice. ends almost like a barley wine.
AdamT (245) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber from Brewmaster’s in Wilson. Dark orange (almost brown) pour with fully lasting frothy off-white head. Excellent lacing. Mild citrus hop, hints of spice & alcohol on the nose. Strong bitter grapefruit and tangerine with a light citrus & malt finish. There was a hint of lemon in here on the taste as well. This was okay.
Beachmaster (223) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a reddish copper color, with a big light tan head that persists and leaves good lacing. Nose is mostly hops and spices. Taste is malt forward, with a thin mouthfeel and spicy hop finish. Not bad, but not outstanding.
ACHops (946) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber from Full Throttle Bottles. Pours bright clear reddish orange amber with medium thick cream colored head that laces well. Aroma is sweet oaky caramel malt with floral hops at the back. Taste is thickly coating sweet caramel malt with sharply bitter earthy hops. Bitterness fades quickly and finishes clean. More malt and hops than your standard winter warmer, though somehow lacking in balance. Still a quality beer, No-Li continues to impress.
mcberko (9204) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at BevX360, pours a deep dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour are more on the hoppy side, with piney hops, resin and bready caramel malt. Good balance, but nothing special.
umich03jm (2706) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber thanks to michaelinwa. Pours reddish-orange with a small foamy head that fades to a ring. Aroma is fruit cake, caramel malt, musty hops, and alcohol. Taste is a bit boring. Fairly malty and fruity with light hops. Alcohol in the finish. Not a big fan, too much alcohol noticeable especially for only being 7.5%.
poisoneddwarf (1931) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Aroma is bready, cheese, raisins. Pours hazy amber with a two finger beige head with good retention; leaves some lace. Taste is bittersweet and savory with a lingering bitter finish. It is malty like most winter warmers, but this has a nice bitter hop bite to it (quite a bit more than most examples of the style); the hops impart citrus and pine flavors. Nice creamy mouthfeel and a full body; finely carbonated. Good.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A previous reviewer hit it right on the head when he said that it has elegant spicy herbal tones. Pours a deep amber/ruby with a thick puff of beige head. Nose is fruity, definite yeast character as well as malt esters really shine through. Citrus hop characteristics are really restrained. Chewy caramel malt, slightly toasty, medium sweet on the tongue and well-rounded bitter finish. May come across as too sweet for some, could be seen as cloying along with the fruitiness from the yeast. Hops come across as a bit catty/catnippy that linger on the palate.
jake65 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a dark copper color with a finger of creamy beige head. Long lasting head and lots of thick sheet lacing. The nose strikes a balance between a PNW fresh hop ale and barleywine. The fresh floral and spicy hops work well with a sturdy malt base. Lightly spicy finish and some lingering floral bitters. A little sweet, sticky resin too. Kinda like a toned down Arrogant Bastard with an emphasis on the spicy/herbal hops. Enjoyable.