marcus (8894) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pacific Coast Brewing. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and a sour spicy aroma. There is a thick chocolate and treacle flavor with some kind of spice. Very dry finish.
andrewje41 (2701) - 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.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Poured dark cloudy red with medium fast dissipating white head. Light malty and caramel aroma. Medium to full body, Roasty malt notes. Malty finish. Good if you come across it. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is.
zgaier (1884) - 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.
jjgmd (1960) - 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
kaser (5500) - 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.
stevoj (3770) - 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.
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.
robertjm (842) - Albany, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft at brewery). Cloudy sludge of a brew with extremely little head. Zero aroma. Flavor profile certainly sweeter than the standard Snow Cap. Closer to the aged Snow Cap than the current year’s version. Honestly, nothing "super" in my view.
cobaink2 (394) - 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