ACHops (1267) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from Beer Junction. Pours medium reddish brown with thin creamy mocha head. Aroma is roasty malts with sweetish fig notes. Taste is big caramel malts followed by equal parts sticky sweetness and earthy bitter hops. Could stand to be a little less watery. Fig and raisin notes as this warms. I wouldn’t call this a double Snow Cap, but close. Definitely richer, bigger, and hoppier. Pretty hard to find too, which of course makes it more appealing.
tcon25 (515) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Backlog) Bottle pour at home,dark amber pour. Nice smooth flavor, definitely like this one over the regular.
cobaink2 (387) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Figs cinnamon and brown sugar are dominating. A little caramel to round things out. It's an average beer. Somehow I remember this being so much better as a small batch from
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mini-growler from the 16th St Albertsons... Pours chestnut brown with a nice khaki head.. Dry dark toast and nice cocoa essence.. hints of fruity dark cherries are in the background.. Good medium/light thick body.. Good bubble.. Light hints of EtOH.. Textbook piney hops with well rounded maltiness for a PNW Winter Warmer.
Is this really the "super" version? It is remarkably similar to the standard bottle version that I buy a couple every year.
stevoj (3716) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler rom Albertsons. Dark brown pour with nice medium fluffy head. Heads lasts and leaves curtains of lacing. Aroma is dark malt, nuts and bit of prunes. Taste brings more malt, with the bitterness coming from the roast, not the hops. The malt masks the ABV well, not even catching any warmth. Smooth and silky with a small bite.
kaser (5313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes like a bushel of prunes. And grape juice hi-c. Brown with white head. Poured from a bottle at Delilahs Christmas tasting.
andrewje41 (2615) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours really dark. Tan cream head. Sweet plum aroma. Dark fruit taste with some plum and raisin. Finishes with bold, dark fruit with a slight hop finish. Pretty good.
jjgmd (1947) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Pyramid Ale House, Walnut Creek, pours a dark muddy brown color with a thin head. Nose is strong malt with some spice. Taste is malty with spicey, and drinkable. Finishes on the same tasting notes. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1880) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek, CA. Pours a dark brown with a tan head and aroma of fruits, hops, and malt. Taste is of fruits, toasty malt, caramel, and light chocolate with a medium, malty finish.
poisoneddwarf (2226) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample on draft. Pours cloudy burgandy with a large beige head that lasts forever; leaves nice lace. Aroma is caramel, raisins, boozy...inviting. Taste is malty sweet but not cloying and a little tart; leaves a somewhat bitter taste in the mouth after swallow. This was really good. I don’t know if it’s because I was on the job and got a free sample--free beer always seems to raise anyone’s spirits--or what, but this seems to be underrated on here. I was very much pleased with it.