MarinaMarket (244) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best beer I have ever had from Silver City Brewing. Definite variations between bottles, but man o’ man, most of them are fantastic! Great balance with a strong woody taste. So yeah, many brewers are jumping on the wood bandwagon, but I like most of them, and this one is no exception. Love the malts and vanilla, with a smack down of alcohol. I would love to try this on tap. Tasted from the bottle @ 58°F.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks jake65!! - Pours clear and dk brown like cola with a small beige head...aroma is molassas and coconut, vanilla, smoke and very slight peat...flavour is similar, vanilla oak, roasty grain, cocoa, coconut and caramel...very fine carbonation and a dry malty finish...this was a terrific surprise and a hell of a beer, thanks Jake!
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A smooth, sweet, woody and vanilla heavy beer. Decent brew for the sweet tooth.
How: Bottle 22oz. Exact age unknown, probably about 1 year old. Sent to me by after4ever, thanks a lot Tom
The look: Beautiful clear ruby body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: The nose is pretty light for a BA scotch ale, mainly wood barrel and vanilla. Tate has a lot of barley candy, a lot of caramel, a lot of vanilla, a lot of wood, some dried cherries, some maple. My first glass was a clear ruby and I though the beer was a rather bland. From the second glass on it got cloudy and much more fulfilling. Nothing very good, nothing original, nothing very bad. But that’s ok "nothing" already plays a very large part of my life and will most likely play a large part of my future.
OldMrCrow (2238) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 bottle sampled 3/19/10.
What a treat! The age seems to have done this one some favors. Splendid oak and caramel aromas, lovely mellow mouthfeel with no heat until long after one downs each big lovely sip. This one is super-dangerous because I can drink it so fast and barely can restrain myself from just downing great gulps of its lovely caramelly oaked goodness. Mellow on the carbonation, but enough to keep it alive and provide a nice head upon an aggressive pour; oak is very present but balanced; slight sour hints that mellow as one’s palate acclimates. Frickin’ world class!!
jake65 (3115) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - thanks brewolf. Dark chestnut brown pour with a thin beige head. Nose is fruity, vanilla, molasses, and oak. Tastes sweet and seemingly like the samoa cookies girl scouts sell... Vanilla, coconut, chocolate, caramel, and light oak. Really nice on the palate. Fun Brew; I could drink this all the time.
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
great woody aroma with hints of a vanilla like alcohol. very deep caramel brown with a head that vacates the glass quickly. very sweet malty taste and the perfect amount of woody flavor. the finish is phenomenal, with a sweet vanilla/oak taste lingering around. excellent beer
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour. The nose is sweet and chewy with a bit of light cocoa and toffee underneath soft toasted caramel. Fairly rich and chewy with a touch of light cherry character. A bit of light leather and dried fruit. There is a bit of fruity hoppiness and some lingering resiny bitterness.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ah, vanilla, oak, delicately toasted marshmallow with care and precision. Tawny amber, small white ring of a head. Nice strong assertive peat, mellow thistle nectar, dry young oak and a creamy milky caramel finish.
mcberko (11115) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at 99 Bottles just outside Seattle, pours dark amber. Aroma and flavour are a perfect smoky balance of malts and caramel, with a bit of wood and oak.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Brutish, woody, soy sauce aroma. Salty and sweet. Bright and caramelly flavor, with tamari sauce, fish sauce. Very odd. Not much of a whiskey note.