BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taster - Port Towsend Brewing - Port Townsend, WA.
Aroma – Dark malt aroma, fruity yet light in the aroma needs more spice.
Appearance – Brown in color, Nice light head and clear.
Flavor – Can taste the dark malts but it felt watery and light. It was like it was pulled to early. The beer was weak and not a hyped up Winter warmer.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – This seemed like it was missing flavor and true winter ale essence. Was looking for a big beer not one that laid flat. Looks like others liked it but I was sadly disappointed in this beer.
JohnnyJ (5268) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the brewery. Dark amber pour, with an off white head. Bready, caramel, herbal spiciness, and fairly sweet. Uninteresting and not that good.
BuckeyeBoy (5170) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle Pours amber topped with a small off white head. A great floral aroma and hops. A nice tast almost like a IPA. Thanks Indiana_Red for this one.
ChainGangGuy (4705) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, amber body with a bubbly, frothy, white head.
Smell: Sweetish-smelling, bready maltiness with a cup of apricot juice.
Taste: Bready malts with a flash of sugary sweetness. Then, the flavor jumps into a suspiciously tart apricot juice taste. A fair kick of hop bitterness holds until the still rather worrisome tart finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Not very pleasant and a bit awkward to finish.
IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Safeway, Port Angeles; Nose of caramel and raisin pie with a very light vanilla note; clear amber with a big, glass-lacing beige head; flavor is toasty with brown sugar and a very light smokiness.
luttonm (3984) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at PT Taproom. Amber-gold, small foam. Soapy aroma, butterscotch. Creamy sip, good alc warmth. Warm and fruity. Mulled wine hints. Amber malt, a little metallic. Alright.
BillKismet (3737) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Majestic mahogoany body w. a full head and spicy aroma. The flavor was a dull blend of malts w. a mild, but pleasant hop touch. Surprised to see the high alcohol content, was masked well. Overall, standard winter fare.
IndianaRed (3482) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Poures a cloudy orange/amber witha very small head and no lacing to speak of. Aroma is light woody malts wioth only slight hop aroma. Flavor is fairly IPAish. PLenty of hop \bitterness and a moderate malt backbone. Lots of woody, earthy notes. Strong lingering bitterness. ABV is not too noticeable for the percentage.
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Musty copper brown with a smaller head. Nose is mild of fruits and malty sweetness. Flavor is fruity with citrus and apple. A bit on the sweet side, but still good. Thanks Buckdich.
OldGrowth (3118) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, from trade with 5000. Ok aroma, Fruity, odd funky sharp grape, cardboard. Brownish orange color, small head, minor lacing. Bitter flavor, like aroma, had that funk again, some hop bite. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, sour bitter finish. Eh, maybe a bad bottle or just a weird one