ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Anodyne. Solid beer. Well balanced, but kinda bland. Moderately bitter. A little bit of hop flavor. Kinda like an ESB with a more American yeast profile.
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2015 Re-rate. On tap at Trailhead Fort Collins. Burnt orange, clear appearance with a lasting frothy tan head. Aroma has biscuit, caramel, bread, and grass. Not overly assertive aroma. Moderately high bitterness. Moderate low sweetness. English ale yeast apparent in the flavor along with biscuit and minerals. A touch boozy. Some leaf / herbal hoppy notes. Not all that malty. I drink a few of these each year but it’s awfully boring and forgettable.
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle: Pours a dark amber with a nice head and good lacing. Aroma is malty with a nice sprucy hop smell in the background. Taste is malty with some spicy hues bringing out the winter flavors. Fizzy on the front and balanced and smooth on the finish.
BelgianBeerGal (3722) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at KC F.S. Honestly was not impressed overall. Seemed very simple with sweeter malt and no real detectable spice for me. Just seemed kinda basic.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pour is deep amber and almost brown in color. Slight caramel and and dust. Flavor is slight dark fruits, caramel, and more dust. It tastes much better than the aroma. Loads of lacing in the glass. Not really as enjoyable as i’d hoped.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber pour with a thick head.
aroma is malty, slightly woody, some cherry like light fruitiness.
Nice full bodied roasted malt flavour. Some nuttiness, some woody hop. Caramel in there, light fruit and a hint of peatiness.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours an oaky amber color with light foam. Slightly spicy malts leading towards an okay winter ale.
badgerben (4826) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red color with a medium head. Solid aroma of malt, caramel, biscuit and toasted grains. Slightly metallic taste right away. Strong biscuit character. Moderate malt.
onceblind (6929) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Clear orange with bubbly ivory head. Smells of smoky nuts, cough medicine, and cheese. Taste is much the same, and unappealing. Some sweetness on the finish, but not enough to save this brew.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Odell Brewing Company--Isolation Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Winter Ale. Clear light copper red color. Light floral spicy Winter Ale front. Crisp easy body with flavorful toasted thin mildly earthy dry malt. Fairly hoppy and spicy. Ends malty with few hops. Light lace. Sampled 1/4/2000.
Odell Brewing Company--Isolation Ale--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 6.10% ABV. 45 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Winter Ale--ESB. Arctic Liquor Beer of the Month Club Selection November, 2005. Mild lacy head. Clear bright thin amber red color. Toasted Winter spice hop front. Creamy sweet earthy toasted caramel nutmeg fruit body. Malt hop spice ESB bitter crusty end. Smooth. Sampled 12/8/2005.