Strykzone (6022) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Hayduke for this one and we are drinking it together via Facebook chat. This beer pours a nice dark cloudy brown. Highlights are also brown. A nice thick 2 finger head collapses in on itself very slowly. Aroma takes some work to identify but is earth and a bit of chocolate. Flavor begins with hops offering pine and grapefruit. The feel is sticky which indicates lots of malt but it is quite muted. In a way this is a positive because it made me work to find the subtleties. There is a bit of chocolate, some dark fruit. The biggest thing here is the aftertaste which is also long lasting and hop dominated. A very nice beer with lots of subtlety.
riversideAK (5934) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of a roasty nutty beer with aearthy almost herbal hop character. Pours auburn in color,thinn bubbly ring or foam with some decent lace. Flavor is roasty, toasty, nutty and bitter. Herbal peppery bitterness with a little dank. Definitely strikes me as a hoppy brown ale. Smooth with lingering bitter.
BrewDad (5270) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bomber – Beer Mongers – Portland, OR
Brown in color, clear with a thin head. Strong caramel with hops floral and fruitiness aroma. Roasty malt with a bitter flavor in the taste and finish. I get a balanced flavor the lack of malt forward takes from this beer. Finishes dry with a light bitterness. Nice drinking beer.
mar (5092) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured a deep amber with a cream head. nose is spices, ginger, and malts. a little tart, spices, and the finish is sweet.
markwise (5010) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I think sebletitje shared this one. Pours hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is malt, citrus hops, herbs, and a slight floral quality. Flavor is similar with herbs and malt. Pretty good.
joeneugs (4833) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bomber purchased at BevMo. It pours a dark red color with a nice creamy off white head. The aroma is pretty well balanced with toast, toffee and light fruit salad with some hints of floral, herbal hops. The flavor is more hoppy than the aroma with some strong earthy, floral bitterness, sweet toffee, caramel, toast, fruit and hints of cocoa. It kind of tastes like a cross between an English Strong Ale and a Winter Warmer/Old Ale. Pretty tasty stuff.
hayduke (4281) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a long distance shared beer tasting with Strykzone via Facebook chat. This poured pours reddish brown with a tan head and good lacing. The nose is fairly mild and the aroma a lightly roasted caramel malt presence with some hints of chocolate, coffee, ripe fruit and pine. Fairly complex. The mouthfeel is just a bit bolder than medium and the mouthfeel is somewhat sticky. The flavor, like the nose, is not overwhelming, and shows lots of malts with some subtle hops of citrus an pine, The finish goes on and on, and is bitter but not overly so. Overall a very drinkable brew that tastes just as good at the end as it did at the beginning..
maxwelldeux (4263) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish dark amber color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose has some nice toasting to it with just a hint of caramel coming through. Taste isn’t sweet, and has a nice dry bite to it that really highlights the toasting. Nice drink.
boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (thanks to Tweety for sharing this)... Poured a dark amber tone with a tan head. Very malt driven brew with a mild bitterness and warming sensation. Lightly hop with a caramel, nutty and earthy tone really shining through. Easy drinking and what you’d expect for a winter warmer.
Cavie (4086) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy blutt59. Clear brownish color. Aroma is slightly roasted with chocolate notes. Flavor is heavy chocolate with a huge bitter bakers chocolate on the flavor. Did I mention chocolate?