5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, a little coppery, fairly clear, thin to moderate off-white head, fairly decent lacing.   Somewhat assertive pithy nose, slight grainy but in a mild sweet way.   A bit of astringent like alcohol right up front.   Its bitter and biting, but not in a hoppy way.   Seems a little rough around the edges.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with pith, alcohol, and semi-sweet grainy/whole wheat like breadiness.   Needs to have a bit more sweetness, and smoothness.   Not bad, but a little rough.
BK7 (549) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Dark fruit and Caramel. Resiny. Light bitterness throughout. Sweet background. Finish is a bit boozy in a good way. Tasty.
brianprentiss (657) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
delicious american strong ale, nice balance and mouthfeel, holds the head okay, complex and yummy
TheEpeeist (2819) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Deep, clear crimson with a rocky beige head. Settles leaving lacy rings. Nose is brown sugar and cherry with faint wood. Medium body but feeling heavier with muted carb. Initially sweet; orange peel, toffee and cherry. Earthy pine bittering to finish; a bit raw.
raphael (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel malt, cherry, wood smoke, resiny hops. deep red brown color. hops, a bit harsh, more dominant in the taste, with the fruity malt just kinda floating on top, neither clashing nor integrated, alcohol mostly concealed.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soapy, peppery, floral hops on the nose. Some dark toast/dark fruit, a little sweetness as well. A little alcohol. Dark reddish brown pour, nice creamy beige head. Sweetness up front, caramel, toffee, lingering dark fruit - sweet cherry, toast, earthy hop bitterness comes through. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with notes of alcohol heat and lingering floral hop bitter
bvc (1102) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz capped, thanks alex. Clear reddish amber with lively white head and sticky lacing. Oily dank and sticky resinous hops, artificial cherry malt, light oak. Body is somewhat thin and the carb is prickly but with large bubble feel. Again with the light fake sweet cherry maltiness, peppery hops that aren’t super complex and a bit of oak.
after4ever (5287) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. thanks alex! pours crystal clear ruby dark with a dense creamy tan head. lots of sheeting tan lace. oak, caramel, toffee, and dark fruit on the nose, along with some yeasty spice. creamy medium body with active carb. oak, caramel, roast, toast, and prunes on the mid palate. lingering hot toasty oak finish.
deforrest (1) - USA - DEC 14, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice malty aroma highlighted by the roasty notes of caramel & nuts. The hearty hop spine balances well and lends to a full palate . The beer is bright ,holds a nice head, and has great mouthfeel
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Flem for the sample of this Holiday ale--Deep bold amber bodied, hazy. Lots of specialty crystals in the nose as well as mammoth hops. He used 22 lb of hops for 10 bbls. Robust, spicy, hopped out and flavorful. Great beer!