thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oregon Brew Fest: amber brown hazy with white head, flavor has a nice mix of malt and spices and some caramel.
PDXSuds (2) - USA - JUL 26, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A little muddled and turbid. But very flavorful. Big and warming. Spicy and well balanced
raphael (884) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s muky but also appealing, like a bran muffin or plum pudding, but cold, a little body chewiness, thats okay, maybe oatmeal. the aroma is solidly blaanced tween malt and hops, so at moments i dont smell either. dome spice, maybe cardamon. similar spice in the flavor, the fruit flavor not quite peach or plum, reined in by hte hops, towards the piney, but balanced by the fruit.
boFNjackson (4140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap... Poured a hazy ruby with a beige head. Floral aroma with leafy hops and maybe brown sugar, well, something sweet. Highly carbonated and it had a foamy texture. Flavors of dry hops, caramel, malt, and plums for an extra sweetness. Besides the intense carbonation, this seemed pretty close to a Barley Wine.
jake65 (2635) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at TFD Boise: Pours a muddy orange color with a large sandy head. Aroma is intense with floral and citrus hoppiness, just a little malty sweets. I really liked the hop presence here, potent, but in balance with the caramel malt. This was really enjoyable.
BuckeyeBoy (2752) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Front Door Boise, ID. Pours out a nice amber topped with a nice tan head. A great aroma of hops all over it. A nice mix of sweetness and bitter. A very good brew.
IndianaRed (2491) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Front Door. Clear medium amber with a nice full light tan head. Big carmel sweet malty aroma with a little hop bite. Flavor is balanced and gig. Almost barleywinish. Faded subdued hops and a thock smooth feel. nice.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Gareth for the taster--Poured a deep brown-mahogany hue with a small rocky off-white head. Nose of sweet malts and biting piny hops. Sweet and fruity notes with mildly nutty flavors. Pretty good, as most TG beers are.
AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dingy orange color with no head, malty alcohol nose, hoppy smooth, dry finish
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap Rose and Raindrop Portland, OR
Well executed winter brew. Nice nutbrown color with fine carbonation. Sweet, thick, hoppy all in balance. Not overwhelmingly inspiring, but one of the best winter seasonals i tried this year.