philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schooner Exact Brewing Company Hoppy Holidays Winter Ale--Bottle # 2104--2011 32 oz. Growler Bottle. 7.50% ABV. 60 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lace thin off white head. Clear dark bright amber copper bronze color. Toasted floral hop malt spice front. Mellow sweet toasty roasty spiced malty mild fruit rich crusty Winter Ale body. Smooth balanced hop crusty mild sweet end. Rich smooth & well done. Sampled 1/22/2011. Purchased for $10.25 including $5.50 growler deposit at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 1/22/2011.
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eastside Tavern Club Ė Olympia, WA
Dark Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big malt and spice aroma. Coffee and dark roasty malts in the flavor. Earth like flavors are very good. This ha a dry and smooth finish a very tasty beer.
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ SE. Clear dark amber pour with a brief off-white head leaving a moderate lace. Coffee, dark-roasted malts, woody and nutty, with hints of chocolate and root beer without being sweet. Highish ABV sneaks up on you. Resinous hops enter in the middle and last through the finish. Dry on the palate, incredibly tasty. Iím a big IPA fan and not at all a coffee drinker, but HH is a very impressive beer!
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft@ Brouwerís Cafe. Clear copper with a tan head. Nice spicy sweet brown and caramel malt aromas. Medium body. Decent earthy nutty malt flavors with some caramel and spice. Not too bad.
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and woody earthy hops. DRy roasted malt flavor with big earthy bitterness. Flavors of wood, herbs, and funk are imparted by the hops. Was very dry both from the roast and hops. I found this to be very enjoyable. I would like to try their IPA.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010 moderate roasted malt, very hoppy finish, cant wait to drink more from this brewery. 122010 Dark chestnut, wispy off white head. Chewy dark brown sugar, lavender and piney hops. Great winter warmer.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice dark brown with a decent head. The lacing is very delicate looking.
Aroma is faint, but raisins and roasted coffee come to mind.
Flavor is very nutty. As I typed that, the aftertaste became very nutty. Itís a tad bit astringent, actually, but thereís some dark fruits and coffee hiding in the back. I canít find anything on the web that ties it to the "ASA" style, but from the others from that style Iíve had, this is rather weak. Thereís also a rather prevalent alcohol presence thatís not balanced very well.
Palate is actually a little thin for the style, and again astringent. Overall itís pretty good, but only pretty good. The brewery is young and has some good people behind it, so I expect this will become better.
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown appearance, nice head. Good roasted aroma and flavor. You can really taste the grains in here, and there are plenty of hops to make its name appropriate. A really nice winter seasonal.