5000 (5980) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Dirty amber, a little fiery, large frothy off-white head, decent lacing.   Soft toasted malt nose, a little grainy and bready.   Very smooth on the tongue, very nice maltiness, decent sweetness, a touch of toastiness and whole wheat bread.   Wow, I was really surprised by this one.   I am really liking it.   I wished more fall seasonals were this good.   Also having this about 8 months after it was out, and its still great!   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Clean finish, bready, very malty, touch of sweetness, a bit of graininess that is in check given its sweetness.   Very clean and enjoyable, great malt presense.   Yeah, really good stuff!