hayduke (4920) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was from a half growler from the growler station at Paul’s Grocery in McCall, Idaho. In the glass was red amber. Beige head . Good lacing Nose of roasted malts and pine hops. Medium body. Flavor is some light fruit, malts, and floral and pine hops. Finish is earthy and bitter. Very nice.
stevoj (3931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is real nice winter warmer, mildly hoppy, modestly malty, and lots of gentle warmth. Darkish amber with adequate beige head. Lingering resinous hops on the finish.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. pours dark copper with a thin tight head and nice lacing. Nice nose, peppery, pine, malt. Crisp attack, pine, malt, yeasty. clean slow finish.
obguthr (5646) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pounder: Honey and pine needle nose. Clear auburn, medium tan head, decent lacing. Ash, whole orange, grapefruit peel. Slightly smoky. Medium body, resinous, soft carbonation. Good and intensity of flavor, distinctive.
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head... golden tan collar left with good lacing ... hazy lite chesnut color.
Earthy toasted malts ... nice ... good hop balance ... piney and a bit resinous ... Complex malt profile.
Wow.. Sockeye has dialed this one in this year. Dark toast and roasted nutty grains.. raisin in the mid palate with big balanced bitterness. toffee and piney hop flavors linger for quite a while. Medium body and tiny bubble carbonation ties everything together very well.
jgb9348 (5677) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark copper and amber coloured body with a nice once centimetre tall just off-white head and a little lighter glow at the bottom. Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, caramel, rich sweetness and some lighter fruits - very nice, but still deep. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and piney hops up front with a large toffee, caramel and robust malt flavour at the end - very nice, complex and well-balanced. Aftertaste is quite lengthy with the hops showing right at first then fading to a subdued toffee and caramel sweetness and ending with a light earthy malt flavour. Overall, a nice beer with a good profile and a solid taste throughout, showing some sweetness, bitterness and complexity! I sampled this twenty ounce pint on draught at Home Team Sports in Boise (BOI Airport), Idaho on 08-April-2014 for US$ en route back home to [the real] Washington.
drfabulous (6570) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can thanks to Boisebeerguy. Caramel and spice. Rich reddish hue and color. Hoppy aroma and taste. Nice finish.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Aroma of citrus rind, oranges, cloves, and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation, lively mouthfeel. Bitter, orange rind finish.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extra thanks to boisebeerguy, thanks! Pours a clear dark amber red with a thin off white head and some lacing in the glass. the aroma is of sweet caramel and malt with a hint hops and fruit too, the flavor is of roasted malt and burnt sugar with a caramel and hoppy finish, really strange in the finish, chocolate and hops clash through out but you can really tell during the last half of the drink, pretty different.
kelly79 (2) - Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Copper amber pour with a thin head. Tastes of earth and Carmel with a smooth finish. Quite potent, yet subtle.