halfwayhouse (14) - - NOV 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious winter ale. Always look forward to the gnome’s release. Oakshire makes some darn good beers.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oakshire Brewing--Ill Tempered gnome Winter Ale--2009-10 22 oz. Bottle. 6.80% ABV--65 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Winter. Thick pour. No sediment. Thin off white lacy head. Clear dark bright mahogany amber color. Toasted herbal floral hop front. Mild sweet toasted toffee rich crusty caramel fruit malt spice winter brown ale body. Cloying spicy bitter malt hop delicate sweet end. Odd Winter Ale notes, but malty, hoppy and tasty. Sampled 4/15/2010. 2 @ $4.45 Each.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the KLCC Microbrew festival. Deep brown pour with a mid-sized tan head. Aroma has a light spiciness, caramel malt and a mild pine hop note. Flavor is loaded. Nuts, cinnamon, pine, booze and a lemony note in the finish. Very tasty beer, would love to try it again.
Taverner (1088) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hands down the greatest ’Holiday Ale’ I’ve ever had. Full of deep, rich leathery malt notes, and hoppage that balances the malts. Pours a dark brown with notes of amber and ruby. Not much head, but not much is needed. Finishes bitter, and begging for more.
bvc (1151) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a deep dark mahogany brown with a big and lasting khaki head that leaves some pretty nice lacing. Nose is malty sweet with roasted nut, some raisin, black cherry, plum, a touch of hop pine, and very subtle spice notes. This one isn’t as malty in the flavor as I was anticipating. Some roasty nut flavor up front with a touch of dark fruit and malt, then a good amount of bitter piney hops. Second Oakshire brew that I have had and I am looking forward to more. No frills, but well made and priced right.
douglas88 (5896) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Orenco Taphouse. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium tan head. A light chocolate nose, some caramel and light spices. A nice mix of fruity hop bitterness, dry chocolate and sweet caramel malts. This is a solid brew.
stevoj (2064) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice wooden barrel scent comes to the forefront at first sniff. Lots of dark goodness in here, all blended seamlessly. Pours dark brown/ruby with creamy beige head and sticky lacing. Taste is smooth, rich, slightly spicy, roast grains, toffee, peat, pipe tobacco. Nice gingerbread lingering on the palate afterwards. Really nice!
raphael (876) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at mickey finn’s. Mild spicy aroma, with some caramel sweetness, But whoa, a strong set of flavors--spice,pine,hops, maple, alcohol. cloudy brown with a thin off white head. explosive in the mouth
Reid (1873) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber from the Roths market close to my apartment in Salem.
Nice looking beer againhazelnut brown with a very nice looking cream coloured head.
The aroma however is rather more subdued than i imagined it would be mainlly biscuity malts..rather odd as i did not chill this at all.oh well.
Taste is better thankfully full of toffee, caramel, roasty maltiness with a delicious hop bite at the end to finish it off with a bit of spice.
Nice palate to this one,quite silky and thick.
Overall another intresting and good beer from a smaller Oregon brewery.
after4ever (6103) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours an opaque, near-black ebony. Dense creamy sand-colored head falls fairly quickly away to a loose scattering of bubbles. Good sheeting lace. Nice dark roasty piney nose, a little molasses there. Creamy medium body, soft carb. Very full mouthfeel. Roast, pine, biscuit, molasses, and some earthy hop bite at the finish. Very solid little winter warmer.