jake65 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Raccoon Lodge (Midwinter Red): Dark copper pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is a light floral hop with some earthy and bready notes. Light rye presence. Flavor is dark and malty with a little more roast. Some citrus and floral comes out, but it retains more of an earthy feel.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Portland Holiday Ale Festival 2004. Bready aroma, light pine hop aroma, some spice and fruit. Light brown and tan head. Flavour is sweet, PNW hops and a sticky mouthfeel. Not bad, but not like a scotch ale at all.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the horse brass pub in portland. This was a pretty good winter seasonal, cloudy orange/copper with a medium white head. Very malty nose, a bit fruity and spicy, with a good citrus hopping. Malts provided a nice caramel sweetness up front, fading to a nice even crisp hop finish. Very smooth and fairly heavy on the palate.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at a pub in Forest Grove. Odd pale orange color with a foamy white head. Lightly malty with a somewhat creamy texture. I believe it was served to cold, but I tried to warm it up to get some of the intended complexities out of it. Some fruitiness emerged, but in the end it just left a bland and dull impression. Maybe I will try at a different location. Until then...
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a killer beer, I liked it so much in the sampler I had to order a pint, and make sure you try the II and the III variations on the style, one is more of a double IPA, whereas the other comes across as almost barleywine-like. A very big stand up and shout malt character, with a piney, herbal hop bite. Some nice sugary fruits hints come through as well. The finish the best part, because it means I can order another pint.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, perhaps a little too cold. Lovely copper colour with much hoppiness. Full mouth with lingering finish.
after4ever (6641) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at sb. Pours a clear dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Big toasty malt and sugar cookie nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toasty caramel malt mid palate with molasses and a bit of gingerbread. Long toasty finish.