5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep copper, thin sudsy off-white head, dies quicklky, sparce lacing.   Malty and biscuity
nose.   Certainly smells like an English Strong Ale.   Malty start, sweet, biscuity, soft hop presense.
Not as cloying as others, which is nice. &nbps Not a big fan of the style though.   A little medicinal on the
backside.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Comes across as a lighter version of Pyramid Snow Cap, which
this year is almost too much to bare.   Decent beer, but with its medicinal and slight band-aid at the exit I
don’t think I will be visiting again.
CampesinoTino (716) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Dark reddish brown colored with a half-inch of tan head. In the nose, it’s mostly caramel, butterscotch, toffee and banana bread. The taste has more of a roasted malt and brown sugar flavor with the addition of some molasses, raisin and prune notes. Fairly creamy mouthfeel with adequate carbonation and a little bit of rum and burnt sugar in the finish. Nothing fancy but gets the job done as a Winter Warmer.
after4ever (5861) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Black with a loose scattered tan rim. Spotty lace. Big bold dark nose of black olives and grilled meat. Creamy medium body with subdued carb. Dark roasty mid palate with black olives and grilled meat back for the second round. Mild roasty finish. Doesn’t have near the depth nor complexity of, say, an Adam, but it’s a credible stab in that direction.
BrewDad (4610) - Olympia, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice malt and spice aroma. Roasty flavors light with hops this beer is sweet and easy drinking. Take it slow the high alcohol will catch you.
AmEricanbrew (5516) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
09.27.2011 bottling date. 10.18.2011 drink date. Clear deep copper/ red color with lingering tan foam. Big dark spicy pit fruit, chocolate aromas. medium bodied with average co2. Nice spicy dark pit fruit flavors with some mild chocolates, warming finish--good
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep reddish brown with a robust light tan head and lots of lacing. Nose of roasted malts with nuts, raisins, and molasses. Rich body and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is complex and strong and in mirrors the aroma. The finish shows some spices. Excellent.
Strykzone (4405) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sent in a trade with Hayduke. We shared it via facebook chat. 22 oz. bottle. This pours a clear mahogany with a nice light tan head. Raisins jump out in the nose. It is chock full of rich malt. The flavor brings tons of malts. Those raisins, again, with anise, light chocolate, and some bittering hops that break up the sweetness with some zing. Alcohol here is very well hidden and is not really tasted at all. This is a very tasty beer. Even though the outside temperature here is 101 F this hits the spot.
dchmela (2543) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at 12th St Tavern. Poured into a snifter. Brownish red pour with a thin off white head. Cinnamon, toffee and a touch of licorice and cherry in the aroma. Taste is thick and malty, with notes of toffee, cinnamon, dark fruit and musty earthy hop bite. Nice winter warmer type of brew.
raphael (831) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
almost chocolate flavor, cinnamon, resin, wood smoke. grapefruity hops express in flavor and clash with the malt & spice action, allspice & cloves. dark caramel. clear medium brown with modest beige head. strong presence in the mouth. Sweet finish w/ warming.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Belmont Station. Mahogany pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is mostly caramel, with some toffee and dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit and molasses. Kind of a boring malt bomb, not my usual favorite type of brew.