CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich milk chocolate brown with a thick frothy light tan head. Soft bready chocolate chip cookie dough aroma mixed with caramel toffee and roasted malt, well balanced with a moderate hop presence. Body is rich and robust with a nice roasty sweetness and dry finish. Good complexity and fullness. A very nice winter warmer. Thanks TChrome!
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
SLightly sweet caramel aroma. Caramel sweetness carries throughout and is balanced with a generous bittering. A decent Amber.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This appears to be a brown ale. Nice toasty head. Aroma is roasted malt. Almost like a tootsie roll. Roasted, sour flavors. Thin and watery mouthfeel. This puckers my mouth. I question the freshness of my bottle. Alcohol is felt by the end of the glass, and is rather warming. However, as a winter offering I expected a more complex brew. Maybe thats just me, but I found this to be a let down.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tight chocolate brown head topping a somewhat fuzzy reddish body. Dry grainy, chocolate, lightly roasted, toast and some noticeable alcohol. Caramel, ripe fruits, musty malty with some undertones of cobwebs and cream. reminds me faintly of a sammy smith taddy porter. chocolatey and smooth, a distinctive yeast character. sticky and roastey chocolate finish in a full bodied, smooth presentation. a SOLID beer!
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm, nice, thick beer.
The beer is not filtered so it has a nice thick look/taste/mouthfeel. The scent and taste is malty, but with enough hops to keep it from tasting too sweet. The bottle states that they use seven different malts and three hop varieties which explains the complexities of the taste. This is a great beer.
This is my second bottle from this brewery and it won't be my last. God I love living in the PNW.
TChrome (1443) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
If this is amber ale, it is the best I have ever had. Aroma is nice, primarily malt with a little caramel. Appearance is a strong point. Beer pour nice amber color with fully retained off white head and lots of lacing. Flavor is where things really start popping. Flavor is initially sweetly malty, the finish is has a light hoppy bitterness to it. Palate is fully perfect. Good stuff.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
NOTE: POSSBLY BAD BOTTLE. Medium amber color. Medium sized white head. Aroma is malt, fruit and Christmas spices. A medium bodied “amber”. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. Dried fruit and spice, caramel, nutmeg and cinnamon. That said there is also an off taste, sort of faded, sour and thin. Will need to retaste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sour.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color, decent lacing & moderate carbonation. The nose is very spicy with some nutty & Christmassy fruits. Cranberry or something. Eh. The flavor is nicely balanced & musky, very unique.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much better then the Mojo,dark amber color,small tan head that was short lived.The aroma was malty,and caramel with a light fruit side and mild hops.The flavor came off much the same as the aroma with a bigger caramel and malt and was sweeter then it let on,and a slight fruit side again.The after taste was malty and semi-sweet with a nice hop presence.Not a bad brew at all,and fairly worth getting it here from L.S. easy drinking and flavorful.
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark amber color with an averaged sized dark tan head. Aromas and tastes of dark fruits, spices and caramel. Has a slight sourness to it. A little roastiness to the flavor as well. Slight bitter finish.