Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/4/09 on draft at the brewery. Aroma is roast malt with a background of rich alcoholic fruit. Appearance is deep gold with a low white head. Flavor is rich and sweet with dark fruit skins, light alcohol and moderate roast. Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied with a low carb texture and light warmth. Overall, very good and authentic with great complexity.
riversideAK (5582) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity aroma. Lager like sulphur notes perhaps. Burny orange pour with no head. Malty caramel sweetness. Some raisins maybe with some chemical flavors, somewhat like a malt liquor. I would rather have a malt liquor I think.
after4ever (6068) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the WABL 3rd anniversary party. Crystal clear dark amber with scant gray rim. Stale spent grain and wet leaves on the nose. Sour laundry as well. Flat, watery body. Stale, flat, sour, slightly acrid mid-palate. None of those things was intended, I don’t imagine. Long stale orange peel finish. Just mystifyingly bad. RH is a professional, well-run outfit. Not sure what happened behind the brewroom doors here.