Fatehunter (1692) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half finger of head on a dark and cloudy brown colored body.
Smell is all rich dark fruit with a little barnyard yeast.
Strong flavor of plum. Alcohol and bitterness bring up the end.
Crisp texture with a lower carbonation and medium body.
A nice dig on the Old Ale style. A winner in the Winter Ale category.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a light brown head. Smell is a little sweet and malty. This beer is a very good mix between sweet and bitter. A very good seasonal from a good brewery.
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of toffee, caramel, light wood, and some oxidation. It pours a somewhat cloudy orangish-brown with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with caramel and toffee. The finish has some aged citrus hops and oxidation. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, it tastes like a aged and oxidized Barley Wine.
dfearnley (1288) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 12oz bottle to stange glass
Aroma of flowers, pine, caramel.
Amber pour with little off white head and a bit of lacing. Pine, and caramel, throughout with hoppiness at the end.
brianprentiss (677) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
not my favorite style so I’ve tried to be generous. it’s a great beer anywhere but Portland, here it’s only good.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hearty dark malt body. Rich and dripping with winter beer seasonings. Sweet toffee notes with raisin and caramel. Some brown sugar character and perhaps a bit of rye spice. Grass and orange peel.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cloudy red brown. Light brown sugar aroma. Palate is light with a little caramel. Ok, but not exactly a warmer.
AmEricanbrew (6377) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper/ rust color with ivory sheen. Nice spicy caramel, pit fruit, toffee, floral, herbal aromas. Medium bodied. Bittersweet flavors of spicy, grainy caramel, dark bread, herbal floral hops, with a drying bitter twang to finish--good
bhensonb (12587) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours hazy dark glowing amber with a beige creamy head. Aroma is quite malty with some floral aspects. Med body. Flavor is an English ESB morphing into a barley wine. Quite nice.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A good winter brew. Lots of fruit and malt up front balanced out with the hops. Smooth drinking. Light bitter finish with a slight alcohol burn.