mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild hoppy malt and caramel aroma.Crimson appearance with light tan head.Thick mouthfeel.Mild,slightly sour dark fruit flavor with malt and caramel and strawberry flavors emerging as it warms.Mild hop finish.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Malt and spice in the nose.The head was short/tan and the lace was sparce/color was a garnet amber.Sweet malt,tease of chocolate and spice,some hops,nice dry finish that lingers.Carbonation is soft and mellow.There is no indication that this was brewed w/any spices.Not bad,not all that great either. Does have some English characteristic at least.
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, dark reddish brown color and small, light tan head start this brew. Nose is malt and spice...nice but not pronounced enough. Flavor starts malty and ends with hoppy dryness...really a very dry finish. Strange at first, but by the second or third sip the beer tends to grow on you. Definitely the best offering I've had from Pyramid.
guzzler67 (1494) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red appearance with a small head and good lacing. Fruity aroma. Initial taste of red licorice, but the sweet malts soon dominated the medium-bodied flavor. Somewhat spicy, hoppy finish. Interesting range of tastes.
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
decent winter ale..really roastedd and malty nice hard finish but other iwse not a very remarkable beer to sasy the least..nice colour though it was dark and almost burnt
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours ruby, with good head, and decent lacing. Hop aroma with ginger overtones. Again with hop in the flavors, this time a little lighter than the nose. Ginger is more prevelant in the flavor as well as other spices I couldn't put my finger on. This beer is pretty much on par with other pyramid brews: average.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep ruby red with nice head and lacing. Aroma is moderately hoppy with a light ginger and spruce aroma. The flavor is moderately acidic with some notes of hops. The finish is mildy anticeptic but refined.
Reid (1873) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
OK first sighting of this classic NW winter brew!
Pretty nice warm malty aroma..can detect the EKG hops also but faint.
Most attractive looking beer. mahogany..but more like garnet when held to the light..small tan head..that didnt last long.
Nice smooth malty beer..thena pleasant bitter "kick" just before it goes down the throat..pleasant warming from the alcohol down to the stomach.
This is an excellent smooth winter beer on the palate..quite a drinkable beer for 7.0%..best thing Pyramid does IMO.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2003 Sweetish smell, little in the way of head. Lot of subtle, sweet malty flavor with a nice warming alchohol kick in the end. This stuff is really good, just give it a chance to warm up a little bit...
DiamondD (38) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2003 Christmas 2002 12oz. bottle. Picked up one of two 12packs left that had been sitting in a small local
drugstore's cooler for at least 6 months. I'm not a huge fan of pyramid beers, but I heard
great things about this one. Upon leaving the drugstore I had my reservations. But boy how was I wrong. I think the 10 months of mellowing did this beer
justice. This one pours a deep, rich auburn brown with a tight tan head that lingers nicely. Aromas are very
complex. Some of you would have a heyday describing the nose of this beer. Flavors are that of a fine English strong ale. Very well balanced and smooth with well hidden alcohol. Finishes clean
and somewhat dry. Very good beer.